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Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker B Decals



Cutting Edge Decals



S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number:

CED 48024/72026 Ukrainian Air Force Su-27 Flanker B

Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: Double-sided full colour letter-sized instructions plus notes sheet; 2 x full-size decal sheets.
Price: USD$9.99 from Meteor Productions website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Colourful and different markings; excellent printing and saturation;
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Rodger Kelly

HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor Productions




The Cutting Edge Modelworks CED48024/72026 provides complete markings for the SU-27 Flanker of the 83d IAP, Ukrainian Air Force that attended the International Air Tattoo (IAT) at RAF Fairford in July 1996.

Two SU-27s were in attendance at the IAT number 57, which was flown by Colonel Nikolai Koval in a several demonstration flights, and its more colourful sister, number 48 which was on static display. It is the latter aircraft that Cutting Edge has chosen to depict for this decal sheet.

Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:

The decals are contained on two sheets and consist of the bright blue and yellow stripes that cover the wings and spine of the fuselage as well as either side of the nose and the rudders. Thankfully, the decals that cover the spine and wings are provided as three different designs to ease placement. Curiously, the nose stripes incorporate the stencil style “48” as well as the other designs as a single decal. A complete set of national markings are also provided as are the bands for the tops of the vertical stabilizers and the stencil style “48”s for the vertical stabilizers. Stencil data is limited to red and yellow striped intake warnings.

Decal placement is guided by an A-4 sized full colour instruction sheet and colour notes are provided on a separate sheet. The colour notes provide matches to the Russian paint scheme with commonly available model paints as well as the particular colour differences worn by this aircraft– a real bonus as far as I’m concerned! The sheet looks as if it has been printed by Microscale. The individual decals are all sharply printed and in perfect register. The decals and instruction sheets are all packed in the ubiquitous clear plastic zip-loc bag as is the norm for the vast majority of decal manufactures today.

This sheet is available in both 1/48 and 1/72 scale. The instruction sheet recommends the Academy/ Minicraft Su-27 in 1/48 scale and the Hasegawa Su-27 in 1/72 scale.

If you want something different and very bright to add to your model cabinet then look no further than this sheet. The blue and yellow stripes combined with the blue and grey splinter scheme worn by Flankers will certainly stand out!


Thanks to Cutting Edge Modelworks for the review samples..

Cutting Edge Modelworks products, including Cutting Edge Decals, can be viewed at
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Review Copyright © 2003 by Rodger Kelly
This Page Created on 16 January, 2003
Last updated 14 August, 2003

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