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Pajaro Muerto24 Sep 2013 10:32 a.m. PST

Also, maybe the Su-37 and other Flanker developments.

I've looked into GHQ, Raiden, C-in-C, Scotia, and none of them have these top planes! I realize that they haven't been in combat yet (maybe the Su-27 in Chechnya??), and so are unlikely for gaming minis. But still! My collector side needs them. I especially want to paint a collection of all those beautiful Flanker camo schemes.

Also, anyone know of red border/white border/red center modern Soviet insignia decals?

Help, friends!

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Personal logo optional field Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2013 10:55 a.m. PST

There are a few of these on Shapeways. It's worth noting that Shapeways offers models in several materials, and some of those raise the price significantly.
There are Su-37 fighters on shapeways in both 1/285 and 1/300
here is the1/300 link
and here is the 1/285 link

There's also this several Su-27 fighters on the site which is close to the Su-37 in shape. Several of them IMHO look better than the actual Su-37 models listed above. Of those I think this one is best:
link
There are several F-22 fighters on shapeways in 1/285 and 1/300 scale
in 1/285 here: link
here: link
and in 1/300 here: link

Finally, it's beyond your initial request, but there is a YF-23 model from Gamecraft available in resin. I actually own a few of these, and again, IMHO, they look quite nice. You can see and buy it here:
link

I hope that helps.

Mako1124 Sep 2013 2:04 p.m. PST

Heroics and Ros make them, and they are nice sculpts.

Actually, Su-27s or Su-37s have gone up against Mig-29s in Africa, with the big birds being dominant in all the fights.

Most, if not all the pilots on both sides were active, or ex-Soviet pilots. Perhaps some from Russia, and others from the Ukraine, flying as "contractors".

eaglebane24 Sep 2013 5:36 p.m. PST

I've bought several aircraft from PrarieHawk.A bit pricey,but their Korean/Indian/Chinese are nice.All of my F35/22s came from the Command Decision board games,you get four of each per game.Found a toy store closing and bought about 30 games for about $2.50 USD per.

David

Pajaro Muerto27 Sep 2013 12:46 p.m. PST

Thanks, guys, for the info. I appreciate your input on the best models, Optional Field :)

I had seen the planes on Shapeways, but I have never bought anything for there, because I would HATE that rugose, rough surface that their models always have. I have yet to see a picture of a smooth model. Even the "smooth" material options seem just "less rough" to me! Another thing with the models on Shapeways is they lack panel lines, for the most part. Maybe ailerons and elevators, and that's it. Am I wrong in this? If only their makers would post a well-lighted, sharp photo of the actual "prints", and not only a CG image.

Mako11: Thanks for the heads up on H&R. I'm cautious with Heroics because of the globby appearance of all the WWII planes that I have seen from them :( Are these modern planes any better? Lotsa panel lines?

Eaglebane: What is this "Command Decision" game? I have the Command Decision WWII rules, but wasn't aware of any boardgame with the same name. Could you point me to any sites? I looked into boardgamegeek.com with no success.

—Rolando

kmahony11115 Oct 2013 2:44 a.m. PST

There's a picture of the H&R Su-27 near the bottom of this page.

link

Not the most flattering picture but you get the idea.

Cheers
Kieran

Mako1125 Dec 2013 1:08 p.m. PST

A bit late in responding, since I don't check this board very often, but yes, the F-22 and Su-27 are some of their later sculpts, so are very nicely shaped.

Big, heavy, imposing brutes of minis though, as they should be.

There is decent detailing on them. Not to the degree of GHQ or CinC minis, but in my opinion, those make great display models, but fairly poor gaming pieces, since they are a bit too fragile for use by the average player – much better for display.

I love the H&R jets (most of them, anyway), and if you want additional panel line detailing on them, it isn't too hard to scribe with a X-acto knife tip, or to use a technical drawing pencil to draw them on.

In my opinion, with an accurate paint job, and a little work to accentuate the existing panel lines, they look very nice (I usually use a technical pencil to add them in, in graphite, instead of using a blank ink wash, since I think that makes them look a bit more realistic – then sealing the paint job, decals, graphite, afterwards).

Many of the modern jets you see on various websites, or in battle reports are made by H&R.

chrisswim19 Mar 2014 6:14 p.m. PST

H&R as I recall has an F-22. I have a few. How about F-35B… I can help you with those.
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Chrisswim on ghqmodels page, pm me.

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