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Old 08-08-2020, 01:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Calibre Wings Su-24MR Fencer-E, Russian White 30

I finally got this in from the FlyingMule:

Calibre Wings Sukhoi Su-24MR Fencer-E
Russian Air Force, White 30
Weathered Finish, 1000 Pieces Worldwide
Item: CA722404-W

I remember I pre-ordered it back in March of 2019 after missing out on the first Russian Release. Really glad we get to see the Su-24 made into diecast. I know it always lived in the shadows of the F-111. This is my first Su-24 in my collection let me give you an overview of everything. First let's take a look at the box art and its contents:


Now what surprised me is the landing gear was already attached to the model, personally I'm not a big fan of that because it might cause some damage during transit, I noticed one of my main landing gear struts was a bit bent on arrival. I wished it was in a separate compartment. They also have the red intake and exhaust covers already placed in. Also I see this time they included an all new metal pitot tube (I know there was some complaint about the plastic bent pitot tube on the first release). Now since it is metal it might be too thick at first to put into the nose, I suggest you use a wooden toothpick and plug it into the nose first before shoving the metal piece down there and possibly damaging the aircraft

I also recommend picking up the separate weapons pack for the Fencer that includes more missile and bombs and also the Su-24 Ladder and Pilots for that extra look.


Because let's be honest the ordinance that it comes with (although typical loadout) it's quite boring. I want my Fencer to be overweight with some teeth.


Now be careful when putting on these weapons because they are quite fragile. In addition since the connecting points are these small plastic stubs, it makes it more difficult. Also be aware of the pylons, it's very easy to use the wrong type of pylons to carry the fuel tanks or the missile set so you have to make sure you read the instructions on which piece of swap out. Also read the instructions on how to put in the refueling probe, that was tricky: you have to twist it and slide. Here's some more pictures:





Now what is cool is that they include different canopy positions: you can display it all closed, all opened, or one or the other open or closed.


The underside of the aircraft really shows the weathering effect, and this particular release does not come in a clean version





Now I chose not to display it in-flight since a model of this size (stretching to 12.25") it seems a bit dangerous on that display stand. In addition since I already bought the ladder and the pilot figures, it's best to display it on the ground.

Overall very satisfied with this model, the weapons were a bit tricky to fiddle with very it's a solid and detailed model. Enjoy!
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Old 08-08-2020, 01:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks SKF. I’m planning to get Blue 91, but I’m not sure if Calibre are going to do a “normal” and “clean” version. You seem to have three sets of canopy windows there where two should suffice for open or closed. Can I ask if you’ve worked out why there seems to be an extra set?
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Those pilots rock, the photos are actually neat then: tks 4 sharing.
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i hope calw weathers their tomcats like this in the future
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Thanks SKF. I’m planning to get Blue 91, but I’m not sure if Calibre are going to do a “normal” and “clean” version. You seem to have three sets of canopy windows there where two should suffice for open or closed. Can I ask if you’ve worked out why there seems to be an extra set?
No the canopy sets are correct.
The one on the model is both closed
the ones you see on the left are:
Fully opened both together
then both opened independent
and then both closed independent

then you can display one opened or one closed, visa versa or both opened or closed.
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Very cool especially with the weapon sets. Pilots look sharp too. Thanks for sharing
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No the canopy sets are correct.
The one on the model is both closed
the ones you see on the left are:
Fully opened both together
then both opened independent
and then both closed independent

then you can display one opened or one closed, visa versa or both opened or closed.
OK thanks. Sounds like un unexpected level of attention to detail.
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Old 08-13-2020, 10:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for the pictures and details about the construction. They look good and are very helpful.

One question I have is why CW say that this aircraft is from the Russian Air Force when in fact it is actually from the Russian Navy/Black Sea Fleet 7057th AvB, Gvardeyskoye AB.

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Hi guys,


First a small intro, I collect military diecast mainly jets post Korean war era, but also a civilian aircraft. I have been visiting forum for years but registered just now.


With respect to CW Fencer my two questions are the following:


1. Does it copme with a stand and with a "remove before flight" pouch as First wave models did?


2. As this is a recee version of the Fencer with TFR deleted (hence different radome) is it realistic to configure it with that additional weapons pack?


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Hokum,

There is no stand and remove before flight patch included.

I also question why you would put anything but the fuel tanks and the Elint pod on this version, weapons do not seem realistic on this version

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Old 08-27-2020, 07:23 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Hello.
I`m new to the forum and would like to say hi to everyone!
I too have just received my Wave 2 Su-24`s and wondered if anyone has noticed some inconsistencies regarding the aft mounted air cooling scoops on top of the fuselage? My Russian`White 30` has the scoops fitted the wrong way round. Luckily i`ve managed to prise them off and re-attach them, thankfully without marking the paint work. The Wave 2 `White 22`Ukraine is okay, though i have noticed most of the photo`s show this model with chaff/flare dispensers fitted. Mine has the regular air scoops fitted. Not sure what is happening at the factory.
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Hi Carlo, welcome to the DAC forum!

Good point with the scoops. You are completely right - just look at above photos posted by SKF - same mistake.

And what´s worse: mine are misplaced too !

It seems to be a common problem. Can you maybe write down some more details about your correction for us? You know - how much force it required, is it glued, is there any locating pin, what to particularly pay attention to etc.

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Hi. Sorry i had to make my first post a somewhat negative one.
There are two lugs that attach the scoop into the fuselage. The way i found to remove it was to very carefully (as not to contact the fuselage) insert my Small flat screwdriver/nail file from my Swiss army micro knife between the fuselage and pointy bit of the scoop. Push til you come up against the lug and pull it hard up. Do not try and lever it off else you may mark the fuselage! It takes a bit of careful force but the scoop will probably fly off like a missile minus a lug. I spent 5 mins looking for it in my room! You may end up with a broken lug stuck in the fuselage hole, but this can be drilled out with a small size drill bit. If all goes well just turn the scoop around and push it back in with the remaining lug the right way round.
It`s a bit of a leap of faith but i couldn`t stand looking at it the wrong way round. Any tiny marks i`ve found on this model i`ve touched up with dry brushing Humbrol 64 grey. Not quite the right colour but with the model being weathered not a big problem. Hope this helps you out.

Would certainly preferred the QC inspector to sort this out before they were sent out. Looks like it affects all this batch of `White 30`s`.
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