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

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

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review March 2012 Manufacturer Fairy Hobby
Subject Su-27 Flanker Single-Seat Family Correct Canopy w/IRST Scale 1/48
Set Number 48005 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 single-seat Flanker (though this can be used with any of the 1/48 single-seat Flanker kits out there).

Su-27 Single-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 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!