Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Sukhoi Su-15F

On the modelling table at the moment is this pointy beastie.  It is one of the (very cheap!) 1/72 PM kits I picked up at the Telford IPMS show late last year and I am not building it with any particular use in mind.  So far it is going together quite well, and although the parts fit is not 100%, my use of filler has been limited to the nose wheel bay - the door panels supplied just don't fit.
Nearly a foot of Cold War pointyness.
Just look at the size of those missiles!
I haven't decided on a colour scheme as yet.  The box art isn't hugely inspiring, but overall 'metal' seems to have been the most common finish.

8 comments:

Pete. said...

Looks really nice- are you going to try a black undercoat for it?

Tim Gow said...

Pete.
I might give it a try - thanks again.

Maverick Collecting said...

Yeahr...you know what they say - Big missiles; small...

George Bush senior said we won, so they must have been very small 'cos they had loads more tanks and stuff than us!!!

Paul said...

What a sweet ride. I am pretty sure that this is a SU-15TM (Flagon-F) rather than a SU-21F.

Brings back memories from back in the day when Joint services Aircraft Recognition Journal was the best monthly read...Good times Tim, good times.

Hide the Korean 747's mate.

Tim Gow said...

Paul
You're quite correct - I had it in mind as a '15, but the box says '21. Still, I knew there would be an air recognition anorak out there somewhere...

Tim Gow said...

Maverick Collecting
So does that rule apply to Abrahms, Bradley, HUMMWV, TOW, B-52 etc? Anyway, like a lot of original Sov kit, this model is impressive at first glance, but a bit shoddy on detail!

Maverick Collecting said...

Laughs - Yes, I remember when a defector flew the first Foxbat to Japan (or South Korea?), they gave it to America to look over and shortly after - a month or less - the news came out that it was built on the outside like a Tomcat, but on the inside like a Hurricane or Messerschmidt! All pull-leavers and manual adjusting seats!!

Tim Gow said...

Maverick Collecting
I remember hearing that too - old fashiones valves in the radio and so on.