This is another Su-30MKM initially built from 1/48 Academy Su-27UB kit. Midway building it, I realized that I needed to bash it with another Academy kit, which is the Su-30MK kit. However, the kitbashing did not
end there. As the 1/48 Hobby Boss Su-30MKK arrived in town, I took some of it to enhance the details peculiar to my MKM such as the twin-wheel rubber tires and bits of parts.
To get the wide array of arsenal for my Su-30MKM, I used weapons from the Trumpeter's Su-24M kit as I favoured to arm the MKM with MBD-3 pylon with OFAB 270-250 bombs and Kh-29T/AS-14 missiles. The Kh-31Ps were from Academy Su-30MK while for the R-77 missile, I used Eduard Brassin's R-77/AA-12 Adder. I loved the Eduard Brassin's better as it includes decals not only for the missiles but for the pylons as well. Peculiar to the Su-30MKM, the Damocles Laser Designator Pod is from L'Arsenal's 1/48 Damocles Pod with FLIR NAMAR pylon.
In addition to the weapons, I chose to arm the MKM with SAP-518 ECM pods. As the exact pod is not readily available at the time of my build, I modified the Sorbtsiya-S pod from the Hobby Boss Su-30MKK box to make it appear as close as the SAP-518.
Photos and text © by Erid Meds