Phil Parsons conclusion of SU-27 is right on

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Phil Parsons conclusion of SU-27 is right on

Joined: June 26th, 2007, 1:58 pm

March 29th, 2012, 7:33 am #1

Hi,


Considering that the Eduard SU-27 is a mix of update sets I'm a little disappointed.
When I heard the news that they would release a SU-27 I first thought it would be a new tooling SU-27.
This would be far better than the refurbished Academy kit.
I've got several sets for the Academy kit which doesn't bring it to the standards of the Eduard Mig-21's.
So will there be in the future a decent SU-27?


Michel
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Joined: May 4th, 2006, 8:55 am

March 29th, 2012, 9:44 am #2

Asked myself the same question...
Just adding few bits and gizmos to an old kit does not do it for me!

Specially at that retail price...


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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 2:02 am

March 29th, 2012, 10:00 am #3

Hi,


Considering that the Eduard SU-27 is a mix of update sets I'm a little disappointed.
When I heard the news that they would release a SU-27 I first thought it would be a new tooling SU-27.
This would be far better than the refurbished Academy kit.
I've got several sets for the Academy kit which doesn't bring it to the standards of the Eduard Mig-21's.
So will there be in the future a decent SU-27?


Michel
Pretty much most of Eduard's new tool releases have had a good deal of promotional forecast, while their reboxed kits are called out just a couple of months in advance.

A reboxed 48th Su-27 makes sense than all the time and investment a new tool Su-27 kit would take. However, I don't see the need for such a ridiculous MSRP! It's bordering on absurd, especially since for the asking price a corrected nose, full exhaust, wheels, and accurate Soviet modern missiles (since the kit ones are all wrong) are sold as separate accessories instead of being included. A good marketing approach, but one that gouges the comsumer! Had Eduard of included those useful accessories; it would have been a great deal.







"I am a "Realist". I see and call things as they are, not how I want them to be."

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Joined: April 26th, 2006, 11:30 pm

March 29th, 2012, 10:46 pm #4

Hi,


Considering that the Eduard SU-27 is a mix of update sets I'm a little disappointed.
When I heard the news that they would release a SU-27 I first thought it would be a new tooling SU-27.
This would be far better than the refurbished Academy kit.
I've got several sets for the Academy kit which doesn't bring it to the standards of the Eduard Mig-21's.
So will there be in the future a decent SU-27?


Michel
Why the hell hasn't Hasegawa or Tamiya made a 1/48 Su-27? I think they would sell heaps of them.

I have the Trumpeter 1/32 effort and have spent a small fortune collecting all the aftermarket bits to build a half decent Suk. There really needs to be a more economical way to build a decent representation of this amazing aeroplane.
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