Sukhoi Su-47M Firkin-D

Started by Spey_Phantom, January 26, 2018, 09:15:26 AM

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this is an upgraded version of the standard Sukhoi Su-47 (S-37) with new avionics, AESA radar, new engines,...
the prototype of this 4.9 generation fighter was introduced in Januari 2018 and is intended as a stopgap between the current fleet of Su-27 and the new Su-57 5th generation fighter. the Russian Air Force has decided to purchase 50 of these aircraft and upgrade 100 earlier Su-47A's to the same standard.

its also offered to nations who are interested in the Su-57 but cant afford it or are limited by embargo's, with this the company hopes to offer a lower cost alternative.
among nations interested include Vietnam, Finland, Indonesia, India and China.

The Model:

the model is a 1/144 Revell S-37 Berkut, weapons and decals are from revell's Su-27 (witch is only good as a parts/decal source or kitbashing). the Su-35 style nose and TVC exhausts are surplus from a Trumpeter Su-27 kit.
the model is also the first kit i used Airbrush painting (at least for the basecoat and the varnish, Humbrol clear works better with an airbrush then with a handbrush). im still learning to use the airbrush, so the camo is handpainted, i still need more spray/masking  practice for camo.

on the bench:

-all kinds of things.


"Sticks and stones may break some bones but a 3.57's gonna blow your damn head off!!"




- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..


Yeah buddy!!!! That's what I'm talkin' 'bout!!!

Colors on there are nice and I like the red doors..   :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:

Excellent, Comrade!   :lol:
-Sprues McDuck-


I love it! I've been thinking about doing this in 1/72 and this is some fantastic inspiration. Great work Nils!
Zac in NZ
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Need to remind myself it's 1/144, super job  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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