Vespa Models 1/48 Su-17/22 Tumansky R-29-300 Rear Fuselage Conversion First Look
|Date of Review||May 2022||Manufacturer||Vespa Models|
|Subject||Su-17/22 Tumansky R-29-300 Rear Fuselage Conversion||Scale||1/48|
|Kit Number||48002||Primary Media||Resin|
|Pros||3D-designed parts, outstanding moldings, fine recessed scribing||Cons||Novices might consider afterburner spray rings assembly difficult|
|Skill Level||Experienced||MSRP (USD)||$55.00|
Want to build an accurate, 1:48-scale Tumansky-engine “Fitter” from the Syrian Civil War? Grab Vespa Models’ exquisite conversion kit.
Designed for Kitty Hawk’s 1:48 Su-17/22, components include 25 3D-designed, resin components of simply superb quality:
- Vertical fin with multiple tip options
- Horizontal stabilizers
- Engine burner can and afterburner parts
- Tail antennae array
- Multiple chaff & flare dispensers
- Chin and fin sensor
Parts permit construction of an accurate “Fitter-E”, “Fitter-F”, “Fitter-G”, or “Fitter-J”. And special components let you correctly detail a colorful Peruvian bird. But without photo documentation, assembly of afterburner spray rings might prove daunting.
Already have a 1:48 Hobby Boss Fitter? Vespa says that the conversion kit also fits Hobby Boss’ model – but “with some trimming”.
More, Vespa Models – please!
With thanks to Vespa Models for the sample.