Aires

1/32 Su-27 Flanker B detail set

Product # 2212 for Trumpeter kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Oct 11 2018

 

      

This resin and photo etch detail set from Aires features a complete cockpit, landing gear bays, exhausts for the Su-27 Flanker B from Trumpeter.  

This is a very involved set.  The cockpit includes a full cockpit tub including side walls and a very detailed ejection seat with photo etch seat belts and photo etch ejection seat handles.  You get the frame in resin on the front edge of the canopy frame with mirrors as well as the part under the rear end of the canopy. 

You get 2 resin exhaust cans with photo etch parts to insert inside the exhausts.

Also included is the nose gear bay with full interior detailing.  The main gear bays and doors are also included complete with rivet and plumbing detail.   

The instructions are in the usual line drawing format that Aires is famous for and which are so easy to follow.  You will be required to sometimes cut away detail on the kit parts to fit these parts.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.

This is a very comprehensive detail set that focuses on all the critical detail areas on the Su-27 Flanker B and is highly recommended. 

You can purchase this and other fine resin detail items directly from Aires or from the many retailers that carry their products.  

Steve Bamford

Photos and text by Steve Bamford