Zactomodels

1/32 Su-27 Combo correction set

Includes the Canopy, Nosecone and Intake detail sets for Trumpeter kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Oct 13 2013

 

      

Zactomodels offers 3 separate sets for correcting the Canopy, Nosecone and Intakes on the 1/32 Trumpeter Su-27.  But if you buy all three set together, you save on the shipping.  I'll tell you about all three sets here and give you plenty of pictures of what you get.

The first set is the 1/32 Su-27 Intake set.

These new resin intakes from Zactomodels provides corrected, wider intakes with detail inside and out and a choice of FOD guard position.  This resin set does a wonderful job correcting the Trumpeter kit parts on the Su-27B.  Trumpeter has 'retooled' this part of their kit on the SU-27UB, Su-30MKK and newer releases of the Su-27 Flanker B.

Resin casting is of a very high quality and all the detail is very well done with no air bubbles.  This new resin set from Zactomodels will permit modelers to correct the flawed intakes on the Trumpeter Su-27B.

I am constantly blown away by the ultra high quality of work on Zactomodels correction set and this intake set lives up to Zactomodels very high reputation.

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The second set is the 1/32 Su-27 Nosecone correction kit

This new resin nosecone from Zactomodels lengthens the nose and corrects its angle as well as providing detailed engraved panel lines corrects the shape of the intake and includes a new intake lip.  Trumpeter has 'retooled' this part of their kit on the SU-27UB, Su-30MKK and newer releases of the Su-27 Flanker B.

Zactomodels also produces a 1/32 Su-27 Canopy detail set as well as 1/32 Su-27 resin intakes or you can buy all 3 sets in their combo set.

Resin casting is of a very high quality and all the detail is very well done with no air bubbles.  The nose cone has fantastic panel line detail and the nosecone is hollow to reduce weight and ease the installation.  You also get 2 thin stripes of styrene for making the various antenna on the nosecone, this is detailed in the instruction sheet.  The instruction sheet is one page and includes well drawn line drawings and text that easy explains and shows the process to install this nosecone.

This new resin set from Zactomodels will permit modelers to take their 1/32 Su-27 to a higher level of accuracy and detail and correct the angle of the kit nose cone.

The third set is the 1/32 Su-27 Canopy kit

This resin set from Zactomodels includes a vacuum formed canopy, 13 cast resin parts, 1 styrene part, photo-etch mirrors and graphics screen-printed on acetate plastic. This kit corrects the shape of the canopy and provides detailed parts including a corrected IRST housing.

Resin casting is of impeccable quality and all the detail is very well done with no air bubbles or flaws.  The vacuformed canopy is flawless and crystal clear with slight canopy panel line detail. The placards and photo etch mirrors are the sort of small details that make all the difference in sets like this.  The IRST housing is a big improvement over the kit parts.

The 2 pages on instructions are easy to follow and include text instructions and line drawings. 

Canopy detail is one very obvious area on a model that is easy to see and adding detail in this area greatly adds to the final look of a model.  This set is a must have for anyone building the big Trumpeter Su-27 Flanker.  Chris at Zactomodels is well respected for the very high quality of products he produces.........you can buy with confidence. 

I would like to thank Chris at Zactomodels for providing me with this product sample.

Steve Bamford

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Photos and text by Steve Bamford