Fairy Hobby 1/48 Su-27 Twin-Seat Flanker Family Correct Canopy w/IRST First Look
|Date of Review||March 2012||Manufacturer||Fairy Hobby|
|Subject||Su-27 Twin-Seat Flanker Family Correct Canopy w/IRST||Scale||1/48|
|Set Number||48006||Media||Resin, Vacuform|
|Pros||Nice correction for Academy kit||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Experienced||MSRP (USD)||$15.00|
Fairy Hobby is an aftermarket hobby company from China that produces an interesting array of details, corrections, and figures for the growing number of nice Sino-Soviet aircraft. In this release, we have an interesting correction set for the Academy 1/48 Su-27 twin-seat Flanker (though this can be used with any of the 1/48 twin-seat Flanker kits out there).
This set consists of a vacuformed canopy/windscreen that corrects the shape of the part over stock kits. In addition, this set provides a single resin part that represents the infrared search-track set that mounts ahead of the windscreen and it has the details of the seeker cast into the part. This is capped with a vacuformed clear dome that finishes the correction.
The instructions are printed in English and also show a replacement radome that may be in the works as a future item (I hope). If you want to pose your canopy open, you'll have to carefully cut the vacuformed canopy and at the moment, Fairy Hobby doesn't provide a spare canopy 'just in case'.
At present, you can order this figure and other products from Fairy Hobby by contacting Yufei Mao at firstname.lastname@example.org. He accepts Western Union or PayPal for payment and will help with postage to your part of the globe.
My sincere thanks to Fairy Hobby for this review sample!