Love this ugly beast, but depends how HM will exactly make the humpback.
Poster doesn´t say its a new tooling, so if HM possibly plans to make something like F-16´s conformal tanks, it may end up in a disappointment. Because honestly, conformal tanks on HM F-16´s don´t look very good. Not only due to poor fit and awful gaps, but also because of that everlasting and hard to solve problem with different coloring of metal and plastic parts. I´ll wait for the first photos to see how HM will manage this, but neverthelees I still have one big reservation as per point 4 below.
Front dorsal antenna (behind the canopy) should be black and larger in size.
Many SMT photos show nose grey color is correct on HM artwork, anyway other photos show nose grey color should be darker. Same for grey triangle panels on LERXes. Not sure which color is correct though.
Tip of the refuelling probe should be painted silver
4. Nose division line between radome and LERX should be sloped down !!!!! In the direction of LERXes!!!! NOT HORIZONTAL!!!!!
HM is repeating the same bloody mistake which once forever killed the look of their Flankers. OMG!
Hobby Master must have some kind of perverse delight in ruining the look of Russian aircraft models. Can´t believe.
And not only they made this mistake, but they also don´t care to eleminate it at least by painting the triangle under the front division line to make division line look correctly sloped. Probably they are not aware of it at all.
Sorry all, can´t help myself, this really drives me crazy. Pure despair. Such a stupid stupid thing ...
SU-27SM - maybe buy, maybe not - depends.
HM artwork looks good, attractive colors, more stencils than HA6006 "93", but personally have bit of a problem with the look of this particular aircraft from the right side: the "new style" white nose and white fin tips are paired with "old" green starboard fin leading edge, and this combination looks weird to my eyes. Anyway will wait for final production photos to decide.
Green fin on this particular Su-27SM RF-95261:
Su-27SM with white starboard fin for comparison: