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Su-27 Twin-Seat Flanker Family Correct Canopy w/IRST

Fairy Hobby 1/48 Su-27 Twin-Seat Flanker Family Correct Canopy w/IRST First Look

By Michael Benolkin

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

 

 

First Look

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).

Su-27 Twin-Seat Flanker Family Correct Canopy w/IRST

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 haneto0801@hotmail.com. 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!

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