Su-27 Exhaust Nozzles
1/32 scale for
S u m m a r
Catalogue Number and Description
Models 2032 Su 27 Exhaust Nozzles
£17.80 EU/£15.15 Export
available from Hannants on line
Contents and Media:
||8 resin parts
and one sheet of photoetched parts
depiction of the real thing, well cast resin, and easily removable
||A bit on the
expensive side, but...
|| Highly Recommended
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To be honest I have
been anxiously awaiting the release of this set as I have been debating
how to tackle the dicrepancies of the kit parts for some time now.
Trumpeter have to be commended for tackling such a superb subject in
this scale, but there are parts of the impressive model that do let it
down. However, for years we modellers have been learning how to overcome
the difficulties presented by the limitations of the injection moulding
system, and the unfortunate, yet common, oversights by our well
intentioned manufacturers. I always try to remember that no manufacturer
sets out with the intention of incorrectly depicting aspects of an
aircraft or vehicle, it is the oversights and inhibitive costs of
correcting these that mean the task of perfection is left to us or the
aftermarket manufacturers that allow us to achieve stunning results, to
correct and enhance these problem areas.
I have long been an admirer of Aires products and they have continually
grown from strength to strength as far as their detailing sets goes, and
the speed with which their range has grown over the last few years has
been astonishing. Fortunately the quality has grown at an equal pace as
Forging some Fantastic Flanker Parts
When the Aires cockpit
made itís appearance I was very impressed and looked forward to the rest
of the detail sets they announced for the Trumpeter Flanker. I had
already gratefully recieved my parts from Chris at Zactomods, and with
the cockpit from Aires, Chrisí Nosecone and Canopy correction, I
anxiously awaited the arrival of the nozzles and wheel bays so I could
start my project.
When I looked in the box that the nozzles came in and started to closely
examine itís contents, I was absolutely amazed. And that isn't the John
Smiths talking either! These are absolutely fantastic and those
manufacturers famous for their nozzles and cans will no doubt look
jealously upon this set.
part (left) with Trumpeter kit part
Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:
Where Trumpeter have
added incorrect, yet pretty, bumps and knobs, the artisans at Aires have
added the realistic details that will set a model apart. I needn't
explain what these are exactly as I have taken the trouble to photograph
the two parts together so that you can see for yourself, and skip the
lecture from me.
As you scan the attached images, what will become immediately apparent
is the fine nature of the detail and the way they cry out for
progressive layers of Alclad. Rarely have resin parts inspired me so
much to get to work on them. Envisioning the effects of Pale Burnt Metal
on these surfaces is inspiration enough to start this project ASAP.
The included etched will add some very nice, as well as delicate, detail
to the interior of the cans, and this part of the model will be
guaranteed to capture the gaze and inspire all those who can be bothered
to examine it closely on the club table.
If you havenít figured
this one out by now, you probably wont buy the set anyways, but these
nozzles come very highly recommended by me.
If you are planning on adding aftermarket parts you will no doubt have
already considered these but if you are on the fence as to what to do
with your Flanker, then get off the fence, go to your local stockist, or
Hannants on line and buy a set. You will not regret it.
Trust me. Just look at the pictures!
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