Caracal Models CD 72041: Su-30MK/MMK

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$13.99 which includes US shipping


Scott Van Aken

One of the more impressive Russian aircraft of the last decade or so has been the Su-27/30/33 family of aircraft. The SU-30 has been particularly well received by foreign air forces who have no issues purchasing Russian equipment.

On this sheet you will find twelve different camouflage schemes from six different nations. According to the blurb on the web site, this set was designed for The Trumpeter kit. Hopefully it isn't much different in shape fro the Academy kit for which the 1/48 sheet is designed as I've found that from time to time, a sheet designed for a 1/48 kit doesn't fit perfectly onto a 1/72 kit from another manufacturer and vice versa.

First up is a pair of Venezuelan Air Force planes in greys with one of them carrying some nice anniversary markings on the fin.

Next are two similarly painted Indonesian Air Force planes. Only one is shown as they are the same save for serials.

Then we have a nice pair of Vietnamese Air Force aircraft. One in the air superiority blues and greys while the other is in browns and greens.

The lone Russian plane is with the manufacturer. This demonstrator has been painted in a number of different schemes, and this is one of the more striking.

There are then four different Chinese aircraft. One in a 'naval' scheme with the dark upper surface, one in standard air superiority scheme and then two others in quite different aggressor schemes.

The final option in greens and browns is a plane with the Ugandan Air Force.

Due to the complexity of the camouflage schemes, most of the diagrams for these options are on line with only a pair of profiles used mostly for stencil placement included in the paper guide. Caracal provides information on getting the .pdf file for all these schemes.

For those wanting to see profiles of all the schemes, check out the reviews of sheets 48088 and 48089.

For those wanting a nice selection for what is really a quite big aircraft, then these Cartograf printed decals are for you.

September 2015

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