Sukhoi Su-25 "Frogfoot"

Frogfoot models in 1/72 scale
The Sukhoi Su-25 Nato code name "Frogfoot" is a Soviet ground attack bomber of conventional design. It was developed as "Soviet A-10 counterpart" and has a straight wing and it can carry lots of "stores".

It has been and is in service with various air forces, obviously with the former Soviet Union, a model of this AF being depicted here as a model. 


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kp su-25 box 27

of Czecho Slovakia has issued in 1988 a 1/72 kit (No. 27) of the SU-25K.
Although pretty a rough mould with crude plastic parts, it is the most accurate 1/72 kit available as per date related to outline.


The decals are often found quite "yellowed" in the box. Best to search for other decal sets, or putting for some weeks the KP kit decals behind window glass in the sun often blinks out the yellow..

The kit needs quite some sanding and putty, and needs most of its panel lines to be removed. Re-scribe some of these. Also, shrink holes are to be filled and sanded smooth.

Canopy was set open, and the canopy part replaced by a vacuform commercial part bought.
The nosewheel u.c. was remade and refined with sprue. 

The nose pitots were replaced with needles and are now much finer.



The model was airbrushed with enamel paints in a typical colour scheme of green/brown of Humbrol 118 Tan, Hu-116 dark green and Hu-128 light grey undersides. I used a slightly different variation of the scheme.

It represents a Su-25K "frogfoot A"  aircraft from the former Czecho Slovakia AF in central Europe.
Decals came from High Decalline set 72-002. The aircraft or 30'th regiment based at Pardubice AFB in 1988 has nose code "6019" and sharkmouth. These are a bit large compared to the real aircraft...





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Created Jan 26, 2001