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#717 Ukrainian Su-24M Fencer

Building the Armory 1:144 representation of the Ukrainian Su-24M Fencer. No electronics in this one.


Here’s a quick demo..



Ukrainian Su-24M Fencer on an ultra low-level raid. Inspired by Taras on TikTok!

This is an amazing 1:144 kit from Armory Model Group of Ukraine, displayed with one of my favourite techniques for planes: picture frame in-flight😎🪁

I think my first introduction to Armory was picking my jaw off the floor looking at the Fairey Flycatcher build by Piotr SŁomiński in Models for Ukraine Vol 1. Taras Karabyn and Ilya Sobolev told the Armory story on Episode 3 of the Models From Ukraine podcast hosted by @chris.meddings


Sukhoj Su-24M Fencer

Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer is a supersonic, all-weather tactical bomber developed in the Soviet Union, entering full production in 1967.

The Ukrainian Air Force inherited all of its Su-24s from the Soviet Union in 1991.

Although an aging machine, Ukrainian Su-24s are possibly being used as launch platforms for the latest Storm Shadow air-launched cruise missiles.


Air Force shares video of Su-24M attack aircraft striking invaders:


Paint Scheme

Main colors used:

Feature Color Recommended Paint Used
  primer   Mr Surfacer Black 1000
cockpit interior     H325
A upper fuselage light gull grey Humbrol 129 H325
B lower fuselage neutral grey Humbrol 176 H82
C nose mouse grey Humbrol 246 H69

Circuit Design

I need pilots for in-flight.. a quick carving job!


meet the chuckle brothers


trust us, we can fly this thing!


not much to mask

build02a build02b build02c build02d build02e build02f build02g

the pixel camo decals apply without any real trouble


Ukrainian Su-24M Fencer on an ultra low-level raid. Inspired by Taras on TikTok!

build03a build03b build03c build03d

Credits and References

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This page is a web-friendly rendering of my project notes shared in the LEAP GitHub repository.

LEAP is just my personal collection of projects. Two main themes have emerged in recent years, sometimes combined:

  • electronics - usually involving an Arduino or other microprocessor in one way or another. Some are full-blown projects, while many are trivial breadboard experiments, intended to learn and explore something interesting
  • scale modelling - I caught the bug after deciding to build a Harrier during covid to demonstrate an electronic jet engine simulation. Let the fun begin..
To be honest, I haven't quite figured out if these two interests belong in the same GitHub repo or not. But for now - they are all here!

Projects are often inspired by things found wild on the net, or ideas from the many great electronics and scale modelling podcasts and YouTube channels. Feel free to borrow liberally, and if you spot any issues do let me know (or send a PR!). See the individual projects for credits where due.