Cockpit parts from the kit.
NeOmega resin replacement parts.
A slot needs to be cut into the kit coaming to accomodate the resin part.
New instrument panel from a web image printed onto photo paper. The detail on the resin panel has to be sanded off.
Assembled and painted resin cockpit.
NACA-style intake in the engine trunking.
The tailcone needs to be shortened by 6mm.
Plastic card used to make the recess for the UOMZ ‘Platan’electro-optical targeting system.
New LERX before being blended in.
Intakes – with underside slots opened and fronts blanked off.
Filler is needed on the intakes.
The Su-27UB-style kit fins (left) are incorrect - they should be replaced by single-seater fins (right).
The horizontal stabilators should have a straight tip (left).
Single-seat fins grafted onto kit fin base - but they are too far inboard.
Fins moved outboard and blended in with filler.
Scratch-built APU intake.
A bit crude - but it's OK.
New intake and strake from plastic card - on both sides.
Making the cockpit interior – note the blended-in LERX.
Front interior arch added.
Shutter blinds made from folded plastic
New wing fence from plastic card.
Strengthening strap and LERX.
Begemot decal sheets for new 3-colour stars and 'VVS Rosiya' logo.
New scratch-build boarding ladder.
Finished ladder – note the modified mudguard with step
Underside view showing drop tank from a Su-24 kit.
The Platan targeting pod deployed.
Close up of the shutter blinds
New 'VVS Russia' titles.
Some photos of the finished model.......
This is a test machine - and is not fitted with the APU in the tailboom.
New wing fence.
Note the fairing at the rear of the nose gear door for the ‘Platan’electro-optical targeting system.
If you don't want to scratch-build the APU intake - you can always fit its cover!