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Morning folk's got a little more done in as much as I ran a was into the few panel lines there are top and bottom,I need to research

a little more before matt coating on whether or not the wheel well's were painted gray rather than the underside blue.

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That's a very good idea of the size comparison of these aircraft, something I find fascinating even on modern aircraft, and sometimes only  blatantly apparent when you build a model and compare them together. Steve they look like they are bang on the money, good job. 

Glynn

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Great progress and very neat paint job Steve.

 

3 hours ago, stevej60 said:

... I need to research a little more before matt coating on whether or not the wheel well's were painted gray rather than the underside blue.

I think it can be either. They most likely were gray when built but could end up blue when repairs occurred. Also some museum aircraft have them gray, others blue.

 

Cheers, Peter

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6 hours ago, Hewy said:

That's a very good idea of the size comparison of these aircraft, something I find fascinating even on modern aircraft, and sometimes only  blatantly apparent when you build a model and compare them together. Steve they look like they are bang on the money, good job. 

Glynn

Many thank's Glynn, the La-7 dwarf's the Yak but is itself small  compared to some western aircraft.

 

5 hours ago, Basilisk said:

Great progress and very neat paint job Steve.

 

I think it can be either. They most likely were gray when built but could end up blue when repairs occurred. Also some museum aircraft have them gray, others blue.

 

Cheers, Peter

Thanks Peter I'll leave them as is!

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Wow! Those are two great looking little fighters! 

 

Imagine sitting inside a German bomber with those little things suddenly zipping around you everywhere. 

 

 

Very nice paint job!

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Morning all,final bit's to these two now before matt coating and a little weathering,the La-7 is ready now prop on and wheel's etc.

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And the Yak needs the spinner which I'm in the middle of painting adding wheels on etc.

 

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Should finish them this weekend and get them in the gallery then look at starting the Il-2,that will boost the Russian collection which

isn't large,old Airfix 1/48 Kit.

 

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Newer tool P-40 in 1/72 scale

 

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Eduard 1/48 Yak-3

 

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And the little ICM kit.

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These look great Steve. The red cowl and spinner really stand out!! :thumbsup: 

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Evening folk's last photo's before RFI all that's left to do is a bit of exhaust and gun staining with  graphite and paint in the canopy

frames and I'm done then a little break before the Il-2.

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lookin canny like.

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Awesome pair Looking forward to the Il-2 

Martin H

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They are looking great with all the bits on Steve.

 

Did you say Il-2 :thumbsup: I was worried there won't be a Sturmovik in the GB.

 

Cheers, Peter

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Hi folk's,well the Yak and La7 are done so will be in the gallery in the next few day's so time to bring in the Il-2.this being a newish

release is a real beauty considering the easy build format.First I cleaned up the wheel nacelles.

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Cleaned the mold line off the fuselage and assembled the cockpit ready for paint.

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And nacelles fitted along with Cannon blister's.

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As you can see there are bomb rack's to be fitted later in the build.

 

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My what a big gun you have Great work  

Martin H

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Not taking a rest there Steve :clap2: Some nice detail considering the nature of the kit.

 

Cheers, Peter

 

 

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The first two look great Steve, looking forward to the IL-2.

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