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Su-22M Exterior Super Detail Set

Cutting Edge 1/48 Su-22M Exterior Super Detail Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review May 2007 Manufacturer Cutting Edge
Subject Su-22M Exterior Super Detail Set Scale 1/48
Kit Number CEC48082 Primary Media Resin
Pros Very nice detail set for the Kopro (KP) Su-22M Fitter Cons  
Skill Level Advanced MSRP (USD) OOP

First Look

Su-22M Exterior Super Detail Set
Su-22M Exterior Super Detail Set

Cutting Edge has been producing beautiful resin detail sets for some years now and it is amazing how quickly one can forget what's already been produced. One such set is the Su-22M exterior super detail set produced in 2000 (which doesn't seem that long ago until you do the math...). This set was designed to seriously tweak up the both the Kopro 1/48 Su-17M-3/Su-22M-3 or Su-17M-4/Su-22M-4 kits.

While the kits are really not bad straight out of the box, There are always things you'd like to do to an aircraft that aren't always feasible. The features of this detail set include:

  • Four replacement fuselage speed brake wells and four replacement speed boards
  • Replacement positionable rudder
  • Replacement outer wing sections
  • Deployed leading edge slats
  • Positionable trailing edge flaps on the inboard and outboard wing sections
  • Four replacement dorsal chaff/flare launchers

You can see these speed brake wells being installed in Fotios Rouch's Su-22UM-3 conversion build here. After seeing that Cieo two-seat conversion, I had to get one myself, but if I'm going to re-engineer one Kopro Fitter, I'm also going to do the single-seater as well. With that two seat conversion for one aircraft and the Neomega cockpit for the other, the only real options to enhance the exterior of the airframe are some photo-etch sets and this resin detail set.

If you want to display your speed brakes deployed with some details inside the wells and/or want to pose your flaps deployed, this is a must-have detail set.

My sincere thanks to Meteor Productions for this review sample!

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