1/72 Zvezda Suchoi T-50 Prototype

Gallery Article by Armin KNES on May 16 2011


I bought this kit on Friday and finished it on Thursday.  With all the modifications I made, it took about 40 hours in six day to assemble this wonderful kit. 

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The original cockpit contains only three decals, so I add some details in 3D.  I also cut the flaps, tailerons and those mysterious movable ramps above the air intakes. The weaponbays were also made by myself. 

It was great fun to do this kit.  Next I will add this plane to a diorama with the Su-47, MiG 1.44 MFI and the Yak-141.  Those three planes are the technical base for this first Russian fifth Generation fighter, which grows in cooperation between Russia (Suchoi, MAPO and Yakovlev) and India (HAL). The first serial figther should fly in the year 2015 and it will cost only a third of the American F-22.

Thank you ZVEZDA for the fast releasing of this kit in 1/72............. But what about a 1/48 one?...maybe TRUMPETER or HOBBY BOSS will do that.

Armin KNES

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Photos and text by Armin KNES