Fairy Hobby 1/48 Su-27 Single-Seat Flanker Family Correct Canopy w/IRST First Look
|Date of Review
|Su-27 Flanker Single-Seat Family Correct Canopy w/IRST
|Nice correction for Academy kit
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 single-seat Flanker (though this can be used with any of the 1/48 single-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!