Su-27 Canopy Correction
for Trumpeter Su-27 Flanker
S u m m a r
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Contents and Media:
||1 Vac form
Canopy, 13 cast resin parts, 1 styrene part, photo-etch mirrors and
casting, clear instructions and great detail.
||White resin is
not my first choice to work with
|| Highly Recommended
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If I were to start a
resin company this would be a start I would be pleased with. Despite
having headaches with the Vac form canopy and getting it’s production
underway, this is a set that Chris from Zactomodels can be proud of.
I must confess to having been a bit sceptical about the need for a
replacement canopy when I first read the grumblings about the incorrect
shape of Trumpeters kit counterpart, although after seeing some pictures
of the real thing compared with the kits, it was obvious that the shape
was an issue. ( It is funny that this is one of the things I never
notice until someone points it out so I hate to admit it but thanks to
the rivet counters are due! )
Vacuform technology not being my strong point and neither possessing the
finances nor the inclination to produce a replacement in injection the
Zactomodels replacement is the way to go.
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With great skill Chris
has replicated the detail of the Trumpeter kit, correcting where
necessary and improving as well, I was very pleased with this set as it
came out of the box. I was particularly impressed with the IRST assembly
as it is a vast improvement over the kit part. Although I am not a great
fan of working with white resin as it is very difficult to see if you
have damaged any details during construction it doesn't take away from
the obvious skill that went into producing this set.
I thought that the placards were a nice touch and show a great attention
to detail as well.
Following the instructions is very easy, as they are drawn very well,
and some of the larger American companies can take a page from
Zactomodels book on this front. When it comes to assembly instruction,
plain and concise is always a good policy and that has been followed
One of the nice additions was the photo-etched rear-view mirrors which,
as with the placards, are a thoughtful touch, and would not have been a
noticeable omission on my part.
With some luck and
determination the long road to production will soon end for Zactomodels
first release, and I for one hope that it is soon, as I highly recommend
this set to anyone with the intention of “going to town” on their
Flanker. Overall it is a well researched and accurate add on set, and
you would need to be pretty hard to please if you weren't satisfied with
Orders can be placed through the Zactomodels website, which should be
operational very shortly and can be found here
Additionally, as I ran the risk of being repetitive as far as
information goes, and I wanted to concentrate on the quality of what you
get with this review so, for further and far more detailed info please
visit Airfore.ru for more info. Once they have the server problems
sorted out they will be back up and running.