HM usually improve brand new models in later releases to smooth out all imperfections. That´s good.
In case of HA5705 it would be really advisable, otherwise Akhtubinsk Flanker would bring absolutely nothing over the Syrian Flanker HA5702. HM SHOULD REALLY STRIVE TO IMPROVE THIS RELEASE as there´s quite a number of flaws on Syria Flanker that need to be corrected
Let´s face it: Syrian Flanker (HA5702) colors are off.
is not this:
Colors on HA5702 - all colors - seem to have slight greenish hue from some reason, and mainly: all colors are too dark and should be tad lighter. Unfortunately HA5705 artwork
speaks for HM wants to duplicate this odd coloring again.
2. Black antiglare panel around the canopy
- is much too narrow:
SU-35 antiglare panel:
HM antiglare panel:
When you compare with original, HM antiglare paint is too narrow not only in the front and insufficiently convex-shaped, but also is too narrow around the whole canopy.
3. Horizontal division line in the front
Its obvious that HM can do nothing now with the fuselage horizontal division line between LERX and radome. Have to say that they tried to make this seam as invisible as possible. But still its visible, the later release the more visible. This unfortunate costs-saving decision forever destroyed much from the most beautiful and most adored Flanker characteristics - the down slanted angry look of Flanker´s nose. If you look on HM Flanker as a dark silhouette, ok, that´s maybe a Flanker. Now switch the lights on and look on HM Flanker again: with the horizontal fuselage seam afore LERX - that´s not a Flanker. Sorry. HM should really try hard to minimize at least consequences of this decision and make this gap virtually invisible, also with vertical panel lines correctly corresponding each other over the upper and lower fuselage halves.
4. Stinger rear hook antenna.
This antenna below stinger should be black (has wrong color already on Syria Flanker) and also should be much more delicate. Finally, its an antenna, not Hockey Stick. (HM probably simply took over rear antenna from their chipping camo HA5701 not accepting that later SU-35s have this antenna much more tiny):
5. Glossy tires (see also photo above)
Would it be problem for HM to use matt black or very dark grey on tires instead of these unrealistic shining wheels? Can´t understand why still some manufacturers (not only HM) paint their tires glossy ....
Maybe someone can add some other points to be improved, nevertheless the more collectors will ask HM for improvements, the higher chances are to make those improvements happen.