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Sukhoi Su-25 Ukrainian digital camo, OEZ 1:48


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Looks like I suffer from a ”builder’s block”.. I mean too many interesting kits in the stash to choose from. 🫣

When the group build was announced the first thought I was to continue my stalled Revell 1:32 F-18E. Then I started looking what else do I have in the stash that would fit in the GB. Slippery road, that one.

I found a 1:72 Tu-16 or Tu-22 that would be cool to do, maybe Egyptian scheme? Weirdornier Do-335 as a twoseater - ooh, real nice. How about a Ukrainian demo team MiG-29 1:48, or one of submarine hunter duo of SP-2 Neptune or S-2 Tracker in Agrentine colours or maybe a Argentinian Chinook? I even toyed with idea of doing a HMS Nelson, having two steam turbines powering to shafts,  might qualify as a “twin”. 😃

Finally I settled on old OEZ Su-25 in 1:48 scale, mainly because I’d like to test the Foxbot masks that I have coming in for Ukrainian Su-25 in digital camouflage.

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The box is old enough to be a Czechoslovakian product. The kit was inside a plastic box, which had protected the sprues quite nicely during all these years.

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Decals look quite old, but those won’t be used anyway.

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Instructions are pretty compact, having only five steps for the constuction. The same plastic has been boxed by Eduard, so I’ll be checking the Eduard instructions for help if needed.

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Parts don’t have any locating pins, so careful construction is in order. Detail is somewhat soft, but we’ll see how it turns out.

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Something like this is the goal:

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So another silly project. Every now and then I like to build some older kits.

At least this isn't from 70's, as far as I can see.  :lol:

-jani

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On 2/8/2024 at 3:23 PM, Peterpools said:

Nice choice and the digital cammo looks awesome.

 

Thanks. It'll be interesting to see how the masks work. I ordered similar masks for MiG-29 as well. If they work nicely, then I'll get some more. Somehow the Ukrainian digital camo looks really nice to my eyes. Too many brown+green spitfires, maybe? :lol:

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9 hours ago, telepatu said:

Thanks. It'll be interesting to see how the masks work. I ordered similar masks for MiG-29 as well. If they work nicely, then I'll get some more. Somehow the Ukrainian digital camo looks really nice to my eyes. Too many brown+green spitfires, maybe? :lol:

I agree the camo looks cool, and maybe way too many 109’s and 190’s?🤭

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