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Old 11-05-2015, 04:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Terebo SU-34 "Fullback" Strike Flanker

Just got in this Terebo SU-34 Strike Flanker (AKA Fullback) from China today, ran me just a bit over $100 delivered, and took exactly 20 days to arrive from Hong Kong. There has been some discussion and/or speculation that these might be reincarnated versions of the old Gaincorp mold, and I think I can put any doubts about that to rest because the underside of one of the elevators is stamped "gaincorp models". It is shipped in a sturdy conformal styrofoam block in a cardboard retail box with carry handle, and it comes with two pilots and a ladder. It has fixed landing gear with a fixed horizontal tailplane and canards, but moveable flaps, rudders, and leading edge slats, what's nice is that the moveable surfaces don't have excessive gaps between them and the aircraft body, they are scarcely noticeable on the rudders and flaps, and only a little larger but still acceptable on the slats. The paintwork is sharp and well done IMO, and the markings are all tampo with no adhesive stickers like the gaincorp models of old. It's a rather large model for 1/72 scale as you can well imagine, and quite heavy owing to all that metal, but it comes with a stout metal stand that looks as though it could support a small anvil, so displaying it on the stand should not be a problem. I would like to see Terebo maybe offer some different paint schemes and/or squadron markings and "Bort" numbers. All things considered I'm very pleased with this model and in my opinion it's a worthy addition to the collection of any Flanker fan.
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Old 11-05-2015, 06:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for the review ArcLight.

I seem to recall it being mentioned before that these models had Gaincorp stamps on them but it seems, if nothing else, the packaging has improved immensely!

What is the quality like on the attached ordinance? Gaincorp's missiles seemed prone to deforming/bending, especially on the wingtips?
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Old 11-05-2015, 06:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the review ArcLight.

What is the quality like on the attached ordinance? Gaincorp's missiles seemed prone to deforming/bending, especially on the wingtips?
The attached ordnance looks good to me, no issues that I can discern, to my eyes they seem comparable in composition and paint quality to what you'd see on most hobby master models and are an improvement over the very bland and plain looking missiles and bombs you see on many Chinese made models.
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Where did you purchase the Flanker ArcLight?
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Old 11-05-2015, 09:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Where did you purchase the Flanker ArcLight?

On Ebay, here....

Terebo 1 72 Russia SU34 Strike Fighter Diecast Model | eBay

Oddly enough, the same seller (Hong Kong Models) has another listing that's about $7 cheaper, but it ships from Guangzhou China instead of Hong Kong, perhaps this is coming direct from the Terebo factory, I don't know....

Terebo Russia 1 72 SU34 Su 34 Combat Aircraft Fighter Diecast Model | eBay

As far as I know there aren't any US retailers that carry it, at least none that I've seen.
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I would be nice to see Su-34 used in syria with their blue/grey camo (done on SU-35 by AF1 if don't make mistake), if a manufacturer want to make one, evan with a reincarnated gaincorp :



and with this ordonnance...

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Are Caincorp & Air Force 1 using the exact same mould or is it two separate companies using different moulds..??
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Are Caincorp & Air Force 1 using the exact same mould or is it two separate companies using different moulds..??
AF1 doesn't offer an SU-34 as far as I know. This one is done by Terebo.

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and with this ordonnance...
The ordnance slung under that strike flanker looks like some type of cluster munitions (see attached pic). Not to get all humanitarian on you or anything, but cluster bombs are banned by international treaty in some 108 nations because of the senseless deaths they cause to civilians years after they've been dropped. The big 3 global military powers (Russia, China, and the US) aren't signatories to the treaty, neither is Syria and it's been pretty much confirmed that Russia is dropping them over there.

Russia hasn't built a lot of SU-34's, only about 80 as of Oct. 2015, and the type is not exported so there is not a wide variety of paint schemes to choose from, but there are enough in existence that Terebo could at least do a couple of different flavors. I would be up for a couple different schemes in my collection for sure.
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