Because I usually make only a kit by Tamiya and Hasegawa, this kit is tough. I wonder it’s an easier class in the kit of Eastern European manufacturers? The Su-7 original mold of the SMER is KP, Kopro, it’s also from the original OEZ. It is worth to challenge once.
Well, the assembly is begun around this summer, and it’s difficult and was given up on the way. I’m making the F-100, and I’m stimulated by the coolness of the silver body, now I try this Su-7 again. A painting example of the Polish Air Force is silver, so I suppose to choose it.
By storing the plate weight to the front to ensure the back doesn’t fall to the ground. The recommendation is 10g. I have packed it with 15g. It sounds a little rattle-rattle in the corn now. I should have used the instant adhesive or epoxy putty.
SMER’s painting instruction indicates only the numbers of Humbrol enamel, I selected Mr. Color No.74 air superiority blue for the cockpit, the top of the Su-7 is Russian green No.135 based on my sense and actual airplane photographs.
Recently, I went to a hot spring trip at Nishi-Izu Heda Onsen (hot spring) with my wife, staying seaside view hotel “ISABA”. I think it’s a kind of luxury Japanese-style hotel. There was a small hot spring in each room, also, there are chartered four private hot springs. The view of the sea from the room was particular. Breakfast and dinner were elaborating ideas and were very good seafood and beef in Japan. Anyway, general Japanese loves hot springs.
This Sukhoi is in progress. The fixed positions of some parts are difficult to decide, the cockpit building in the fuselage needs carefulness. The parts of the jet engine have bad precision. I wonder the main wing and the body joint is OK or not…
It is very complicated when I look at the cockpit of the actual plane’s inside. I drew small parts at the best possible I could, and the seatbelt is by myself. The parts of the third party have a better result like the F-100 which I built last time. I think that it is better than nothing. There is a gap between right and left.
The detail of the cockpit is a nice mold. I was very worried whether the inner panel could be fit inside of the body. There seems to be little risk to assemble the inner parts one by one carefully than the cockpit parts building together with all at once like this instruction. For me, I assembled it with caution, but a lot of problems occurred.
I was at a loss for a while without knowing how the landing gear jointed with the body. And it’s a back burner. There are many large gaps here and there, did I make a mistake? Even if the left and right are made reverse, it’s mostly the same.
When I was going to eat fried chicken of KFC with my wife for Christmas, they did only the delivery of the party barrel on that day. There is a lot in the very front that is not sold when I want to eat it. There is a quite hard thing. Therefore, I have eaten because it was open commonly today. I assembled it roughly as this photo.
Because a gap occurs at the joint of the main wing, the tail assembly, a vertical tail, every connection part including the pylon, I make full use of polyester putty and light indurating putty and bury many gaps.
I used Mr. color, a super metallic super iron. It is a somewhat dignified impression than Super Stainless steel. Yes, … that as you see I forgot the installment of the cockpit panel. The adhesion of the canopy was temporary and I was saved.
This is the sink marks of the landing gear hangar effect of the top surface that I pretended not to notice intentionally so far. After blowing silver, as I expected, these marks stand out more. I make modifications as far as I can do it.
Sukhoi Su-7, in Russian Cy-7, this is a strike fighter of the former Soviet Union produced at the end of the 1950s. The rival is F-100 which I made the other day? The pencil-shaped straight line body similar to F-104.
Painting of reflective prevention of dark gray in front of the cockpit is a subtle curved line, so the free-hand brush drawing was difficult. I wish the manufacturer made such a part with decal. Maybe I had better have a curve ruler for future working. I noticed Tamiya released the masking tape to the curved surface. I’ll prepare it later.
This 1/48 scale Su-7 looks powerful as same as the F-100 I built before. It looks very good when I see it at a distance of around 50cm since the roughness can seldom be seen… Even if it works more, fine parts are damaged, I completed by this level. Well, be also a box of SU-17 of SMER in my hand. I withhold it for the time being.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.