In the course of the above correspondence I discovered that he specialises in Russian prototypes and so I got this one, and a Yak 50, from him.
The first reaction on opening the box is 'exquisite'. The components are beautifully moulded and well finished. Assembly revealed that the kit is not quite perfect but it is certainly much superior to any other resin kit I have built.
Other manufacturers of overpriced and inferior resin kits please note - this is what can be done!
Musa's web site is here
His english is pretty good (far better than my Russian!) and he replies quickly
You can pay him via Moneygram at the Post Office. It will cost you £5/transaction on top of what you owe Musa.
He's a Britmodeller member, so you can also contact him by searching the members list for his posting handle ("Walker") and sending him a PM.
This a model of Lavochkin's first jet powered by a 1000lb thrust Jumo 004. It was bedevilled by the problems associated with the early jets and did not reach production.
Added 11 May
The picture doesn't really convey how tiny the actual a/c was so here's how it compares with a couple of my latest - all to 1/72 scale
Edited by John R, 11 May 2012 - 10:22 AM.