Sukhoi Su-37 (T-10M)
Scratchbuilt/converted 1:72 model
By combining the
single-seat forward fuselage of the Zvezda Su-33 (right) with
fuselage of the Zvezda Su-30SM (left) it should be possible to
make the T-10M Su-37
The forward fuselages separated....
.... and swapped over. The left model will be the Su-37, the one
on the right will become a Chinese J-17.
Underside view showing the plastic card strips used to
strengthen the joints.
First application of filler to the joints....
The Su-33 cockpit tub - but with Su-30SM decals - note the
throttle (left) and sidestick control (right).
Su-33 front end, Su-30SM back end and......
...complete Su-30SM lower fuselage.
Happy with the joint lines.
Making a start on lengthening the nose....
Scraps of plastic card used to fill the gap........
.... followed by filler.
8mm plastic knitting needle used to make the new tailcone.