Converted from the Trumpeter Su-30MKK
Using the Trumpeter Su-30MKK.......
- and converting it into a Su-30SM like this.
Su-30SM - with canards.
Trumpeter's Su-30MKK kit placed on top of Hasegawa's Su-33 to show the canard mounting shoulders.
Canard shoulders made using thick plastic card.
This view shows the bigger wings of the Su-33.
First application of filler to canard shoulders.
Modifying the Su-30MKK fins to make Su-30SM fins.
Canard shoulders filled and sanded.
Making the Thrust Vectoring Control (TVC) nozzles.
TVC nozzles temporarily tacked in place.
Some adjustment needed.
Scratch-built Holographic HUD.
Blind Flying canopy rail.
My attempt at the rail and curtain.
I also fitted two crew figures.
Ready for painting.
Blind Flying Curtain.
Masking removed after painting.
Its starting to look like a Su-30SM now....
Note the canards, bigger rudders and TVC nozzles.
Drooped TVC nozzles.
Scratch-built TVC nozzles......
Corrected TVC nozzles - now drooped inwards.
Correctly oriented nozzles.
Holographic HUD, Blind Flying Curtain and rail.