My first post after a much needed holiday. Spent a great week with my wife and friends road tripping around Norway and understandably, the modelling pace has decelerated a bit. But I am slowly gaining momentum again and here’s a new, albeit short new update for you.
In my previous post, you have seen my Flanker turned from Grey to colorful; I guess it’s no surprise, it gained some more colors after decaling!
Decals lay down nicely on a glossy surface, courtesy of Alclad Aqua Gloss. Additional coat was sprayed over decals for protection and an oil color wash – mix of Raw Umber and Payne’s Grey heavily thinned with (non aggressive) white spirit – applied.
Since Su-35s are fairly new machines, I don’t plan on weathering her any further. In the meantime, one more Hasegawa mistake was corrected. Nose gear strut is a few millimeters too high – when the model is put on its wheels, it looses the characteristic Flanker kneel down pose. I cut a section of gear strut above the taxi/landing lights and shortened the supporting side braces. Oh and yeah, some wiring was added to the struts, using thin copper wire and stretched sprue.
I can slowly see the end of the tunnel now. Stay tuned for new updates in the coming week and have a great remainder of Sunday!
Welcome back to the modeling warmth. ^_^ Su-35s looks very good even without weathering due to nice coloring. I’m planning build some ukraine su-27s in the near future/ The blue 28 difital and one ub. Maybe with the newer 2013 camo. I’m wating some akan paints. I selected them by the eye. For belly what color did you use for the su-35?
Hey! Well to tell you the truth, up there, we had better and warmer weather than back home. So no harm done 😀
Nice projects you have in the pipeline. I plan on building a digital Ukrainian Flanker sometime in the future as well, but there will be a few other Flankers before that one. I don’t really like Akan paints – some praise them to heavens, but they all appear to be too dark – I use mainly ModelMaster enamels (and some others) but as you said, I tried to eyeball them for different shades and sometimes I mix them, to get the correct color. Belly and upper light blue are ModelMaster 2130 Russian Flanker Pale Blue.