North Star Models 1/72 Su-27 Flanker Exhaust Nozzles
By Matt Bittner
While the kit is very nice out-of-the-box, like most models the Zvezda (and re-released by Platz) 1/72 Su-27 could be enhanced with other aftermarket. This time around, North Star Models provides an excellent pair of exhausts for that 1/72 kit.
Now, these are not for the feint-hearted and are not direct replacements. There is plenty of work to be done during exhaust assembly before you can even get to painting them, let alone add them to the model. The set consists of ten pieces of resin and a photoetch fret with approximetly 76 pieces of etched metal. Yes, you saw that correctly, about 76 pieces of metal. This is because North Star provides what I think are small "vanes" that are added to the exhaust pieces. Plenty of modeling to be done with these but once finished they will look a lot better than the kit pieces.
So if you want to upgrade your Zvezda/Platz 1/72 Su-27 with better exhausts then look no further than North Star Models. My thanks to North Star Models for supplying these for review.