Last time we left off having assembled the cockpit and built the landing gear bays.  This entry will deal with the fuselage: closing it up, assembling the engines, and the landing gear itself.  The next entry will cover the wings and weaponry, and then we’ll do a final write-up on the completed build.

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Following my in-box review, here are my thoughts after building the cockpit and some fuselage elements.  So far, I’m really enjoying it.  I’ve found things that I like, things that I found a bit ominous, and some silly mistakes which I point out below.

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This is the first post in my Su-35 build.  I introduce the kit and my review rules, and look at what you get in the box.

I got fed up splitting elastic thread to rig the Mikasa, so I’ve put that to one side for the moment and decided to start the next build instead.  I wouldn’t normally have two open at once, but as I’m really excited about this one and was just going to do a rush job of Mikasa to get to it, it seemed a better plan.  I fancied a nice, relaxing, jet build.

So, I got Kitty Hawk’s new Su-35 in 1/48.  Makes sense, right?

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