Su-35S AL-41F1S Exhaust Nozzles (Hasegawa)

Published: November 16th, 2018     
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Reviewed by: Phil Pignataro - IPMS# 17254
Scale: 1/72
Company: Amigo Models
Price: $18.50
Product / Stock #: AMG 72025
Product provided by: Amigo Models

This is the third set of Amigo exhaust nozzles I've reviewed, and this set exhibits the high quality I saw previously. It is designed for Hasegawa's 1/72 scale Su-35S Flanker and is a "drop-in" for the kit's exhaust pieces. However, Amigo chose to represent only the articulated position of the exhausts while the kit has the option of both articulated and in-line positions.

There are ten pieces in this set, five for each exhaust. All exhibit beautiful detail, both on the exterior and interior surfaces. The instruction is a small, one-piece, folded sheet that you use to match kit pieces with the assembly diagram. Amigo's set is more detailed than the corresponding kit pieces and also includes the inner sleeve for the last section of the exhaust which Hasegawa does not have. As with the other Amigo kits, the parts are easily separated from their casting bases with a razor saw. I had to do some additional sanding on the flat surfaces of the slanted pieces to obtain the correct angle. After washing and priming everything, I used Alclad II and Mig metal colors to achieve the burnt metal look of the Flanker's exhaust. You can visit Amigo's website for reference photos since the instructions don't provide painting suggestions.

Unlike the exhausts for the Mig-21 kits I reviewed, the entire section of this Amigo kit is visible on the model. It fits perfectly into the fuselage, which you can see in the final picture. FYI: In the photos, I didn't glue my samples into the fuselage; they are held with tape and show small gaps which would otherwise not be there.

This set not only provides more overall detail, but also, shows the exhaust in the wider diameter open position. Amigo's aftermarket pieces will definitely enhance the look of your Su-35S.

My thanks go to Amigo Models for supplying the review sample.

  • Amigo bottom, Hasegawa top
    Amigo bottom, Hasegawa top
  • Amigo left, Hasegawa right
    Amigo left, Hasegawa right
  • Instructions
  • Amigo Su-35s exhaust pieces
    Amigo Su-35s exhaust pieces

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