Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48

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Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Making
This time, I will try to make a modern Russian military fighter for the first time in a while. It was released by Academy a long time ago. I started making it a long time ago and threw it away on the way. I’ll try to make it to the end this time.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Making
Oh! When I open the box, suddenly there are upper and lower parts of the aircraft. How exciting. This kit is sold with additional parts for Su-30 in the Su-27 kit. According to the instruction manual, it seems difficult to handle many things. Since the shape of the vertical tail is different, the Wolfpack remodeling kit is recommended.
I wonder if the modified mold version is a modification of the wrong part of the Su-30MK or an improvement of the details around the cockpit from the Su -27. Unfortunately, I don’t know much about it as I’m not a Flanker expert or familiar with current jets. But it says that the upper end of the vertical stabilizer should be cut and the different parts should be attached. Also, the Su-30MK does not have a canard, but the export model to the Indian Air Force is a different type. If I compare it to the AFV, the German Type IV tank has a lot of differences between Type D and Type G. The Franker family is complicated because there are many variants.
In other words, the upper end of the vertical stabilizer is lowered diagonally backward in the case of Su-27 and Su-30, but the shape of Su-30MK is not so lowered. Rather, the top of the vertical stabilizer is horizontal. The size of the rudder of the vertical tail seems to be bigger. Well… just move my hand to see if I can finish it.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Making
For now, I will glue the parts to be installed inside the aircraft and make many holes to attach the payload.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Making
It looks like the nose is suddenly cut off and replaced with parts for Su-30MK. I don’t like chopping these parts.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Making
Cockpit and instrument panel molds look pretty good.
(2021/09/06)

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Making
There are no decals such as the meter panel, and it can’t be helped, so I drew them all with a brush. I don’t use any third-party parts, so I think this is enough.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Making
Adhesion of the body up and down is a big task. The adhesive was used from the rear of the fuselage to the main wing and nose, and it was joined as firmly as possible.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 MakingIt seems that etched parts are used for the air intake. What is this wire mesh? I guess it prevents birds from inhaling. I think it is something like prevention of dust and some other stuff.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Making
When I make it, the assembly instruction manual seems very simple. However, most of the parts need to be glued together and military equipment such as missiles are attached, so there are many detailed works.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Making
The mold inside the jet engine nozzle.
(2021/09/19)

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Making
The cockpit section was successfully installed. There is no particular conflict, so it is assembled smoothly.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Making
Hmm, the tip of the vertical tail is cut off and replaced. Now, at a glance, it’ll turn into a vertical tail of the right shape.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Making
Maybe it’s because of the old kit, there are some parts that have burrs and are hard to match. Since the body is large, each part is large and it is a dynamic assembly.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Making
It seems to be troublesome to make detailed landing gears later, so I’m getting started. This time, I think I’ll glue it after painting the whole thing.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Making
There was no mention of ballast in the manual. However, while it is still being made, it seems to be heavy in the back when I balance in the middle. Just in case, I will put about 2 fishing weights in the radome.
(2021/09/22)

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Making
I went ahead without understanding the assembly manual properly and made a mistake. The lid of the refueling probe was the only unnecessary part, but I forgot to glue the frame to fix the part from the inside. I was quite shocked because I had already fixed the radome and cleaned the joint. The hole where the refueling probe fits was completely black, and when I looked at it, I felt completely dark. I wonder if there is no option to fold the radome again and insert the parts, considering the time and effort after that. There is nothing I can do about it, so I shaved the outside of the parts with a luter so that they fit as tightly as possible, and supported from the inside with unnecessary parts so as not to fall inside. I have to calm down and read the instructions carefully. I haven’t made many Russian modern jets, so it’s even more so. Maybe I can make something like Dragon Panzerkampfwagen IV without looking at the instruction manual.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Making
This is the part in question. Unless the parts of the fueling probe are checked, it will be very troublesome later.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Making
The fit of the canopy to the aircraft seems to be good.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Making
There is a parting line in the middle, so I have to polish it with a compound after shaving it later.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Making
The cockpit has safely settled inside the aircraft. There was a bit of interference, so I scraped off the inside a little.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Making
The seat belt was molded, so I just painted it lightly.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Making
There are five metal parts of the rearview mirrors in this delicate area. If possible, I don’t want to work on clear parts.
(2021/09/25)

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Painting
I don’t know where to start, so I assemble small parts and paint them before painting the whole body. When I use this color for landing gear and tire wheels, I feel like I’m assembling a Russian aircraft.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Painting
I don’t remember much because I stopped working for a long time on the way, but I think I was trying to glue the canopy to the main body with transparent resin. In the end, it didn’t have good adhesive strength, so it should have been fixed with a Creos pouring adhesive.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Painting
I think I left it around here for several months. Because the color of the work mat is different.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Painting
In this kit, I have assembled various arms before starting this painting. It might have the same color as the aircraft so I want to paint it at the same time.

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First, the engine was painted and masked. For myself, I thought I worked very carefully.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Painting
I try not to paint with a brush but use an airbrush as much as possible to mask the small parts. There are a lot of different coats this time.
(2021/09/28)

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For now, I used the same process, as usual, to paint with gradation in black and white. However, as a result, the camouflage paint might have been blown thickly, so it might not have had this effect.

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One of the three colors of camouflage on the top and bottom of the fuselage is the same color, so it blew all at once.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Painting
Sky blue is a pretty vivid color, so I mixed other colors a little to blur it. It still stands out.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Painting
I painted camouflage in almost the same pattern as the painting instruction of Academy. It’s big, so it’s quite hard up to here.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Painting
Cartograf decals have good adhesion and color quality.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Painting
I am pasting various small decals. Even so, the number of decals may be less than the current kits. It’s rather simple.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Painting
The decal of the silver part next to the cockpit was also prepared, but I masked it and painted it separately. If I used this decal, I could use it without any trouble.
(2021/09/29)

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Finished Work
The Su-30 was developed based on the Su-27UB, which was a trainer and fighter. It is equipped with a powerful radar as an air defense fighter. In addition, it has expanded its function as a fighter-bomber.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Finished Work
The Su-30M is a multi-purpose tactical fighter, and it has a letter K attached to it, which is for export. For example, if it is followed by MKI or MKM, there are various specifications for India and Malaysia.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Finished Work
I did some weathering to wash the whole surface and make the paint a little peeled off. If I think about it, it might be a demonstration plane at an air show, so maybe I don’t need to make it so dirty. In the end, I painted it as I wanted.

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According to the assembly manual of the Academy, there wasn’t much detailed instruction for painting. A 1/72 Hasegawa kit gives more detailed instructions. In addition, if it is a photograph like a completed sample, it seems to be painted to a very fine part. In that case, wouldn’t it be nicer for the modeler to write it down in the manual?

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In front of the cockpit are a circular IRST (Infrared Search and Tracking System) and a laser range finder.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Finished Work
As far as I can see, I painted the fine details. I had an impression that it was somewhat flat when I just painted it and put a decal on it, but I think that I improved the precision by putting a little more detail on the panel line and making it stand out. If I don’t do the surface treatment properly, I will have a hard time in the end. I know, but it is quite difficult.

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The marking is indicated as Su-30MK Blue 501 Demonstration Tour 2006, so I wonder if it is the marking of demonstration flight of weapons industry show or something.

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Do they fly in full armaments even in demonstration flights? This time, I loaded a lot of air-to-air missiles. The Kh-31 AS-17 Krypton medium-range air-to-ship missiles directly below the air-intake, the R-27 AA-10 Alamo medium-range air-to-air missiles, the R-77, and AA-12 Adder medium-range air-to-air missiles, and the R-73 AA-11 Archer short-range air-to-air missiles.

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The inside of the landing gear cover was painted in red, the wheel compartment was painted in gal gray, and the inside of the air intake was painted in light gray. Other than red, it is a personal feeling.

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Adding decals increases the precision.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Finished Work
In the beginning, I thought I would finish everything with an airbrush, but in the end, I forgot to paint the fine parts. After all, there are more touch-ups with brush painting.

Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48 Finished Work
Also, it’s hard to keep concentration until the end. As for this kit, I stopped making it for a while and ran to other kits, so it was hard to get the feeling when I made it again. At first, it was big and difficult to handle, so I was worried if it would be completed. It seemed big, a powerful kit.
(2021/10/01)

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