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  1. KP (Kovozávody Prostejov) is to release a 1/72nd family of Lavoshkin La-5 fighters: La-5, La-5F, La-5FN & ULa-5 (La-5UTI). Release expected in February 2015. (updated) Source: http://modelweb.modelforum.cz/2014/09/06/nova-la-5/?lang=CS V.P.
  2. Dear fellow Britmodellers, here's my 1/72 Kovozávody Prostějov Lavochkin La-5 from 4th GIAP, flown by Y.Dimitri in summer 1943. I painted with Gunze/Mr.Hobby acrylics, decals are from the box. All photographs by Wolfgang Rabel. This is the updated version released by KP in 2020, which differs from the original 2015 boxing by finer surface details. The pitot tube was replaced by a piece of steel wire. I also replaced the tail fin antenna with stretched sprue. The sharkmouth was problematic to apply as it did not want to conform to the engine cowling. I had to use copious amounts of setting solution, pressing the decal onto the surface repeatedly with cotton buds. I was still left with some slight wrinkling. Thank you for your interest, best greetings from Vienna! Roman
  3. Another completed model. Very old model, but it can look quite decent. I really like this Russian camouflage scheme. Here's the picture. Enjoy.
  4. Clearprop Models is to release a 1/72nd Lavochkin La-5 early variant kit - ref. CP72014 Sources: https://karopka.ru/forum/messages/forum430/topic29736/message1373431/#message1373431 http://scalemodels.ru/news/14489-anons-Clear-Prop-1-72-la-5-rannijj---3D-rendery.html 3D renders V.P.
  5. Another completed model. Quite an old and demanding model, but with the effort it can look nice. Here's the picture. Enjoy.
  6. In the spirit of an internet tradition some of you might not be aware of, and seeing as I haven't yet seen one of these kits built in the RFI section here... "First!" Kovozavody Prostejov 2020 new mould La-5... and what a joy to finally have this early version of this plane! I've been waiting for something like this and was very excited to build it. The kit does not disappoint, it's cleanly moulded, well fitting, and looks the part. The real plane is all but devoid of panel lines and visible riveting, so I kept the build simple, clean and "factory fresh". Brush painted with Revell Aqua and Humbrol Acrylics. ... and I couldn't resist the shark mouth scheme...
  7. Another in a row made Russian plane. La-5FN by Zvezda. The model is correct for operation. The model I worked for is a 1943 plane from the Ukrainian front. Here's the picture.
  8. Update sets for 1:144 Aircraft Shelf Oddity Shelf Oddity are emerging as a leader in decals and parts for 1.144 scale modelling. These sets contains PE update sets for The La-5, FuG220 Antennas, and the Hawker Hurricane. Shelf Oddity do more than just decals, but it's the decals I picked out of their recent samples first, so here they are. La-5 Update set (SO214421 KP kits) This set contains parts for the exhaust pipes and engine cooling flaps, antennae masts, oil cooler details, main landing gear details, wheel hubs details, the tail wheel assembly, several air scoops and hatch covers, and the windscreen rear-view mirror. There is also a small decal sheet for the most visible stencils on the aircraft. Luftwaffe FuG220 Antennas (SO51445) This set contains 4 long, and 4 short FuG220 antennas for late war Luftwaffe aircraft. Hawker Hurricane MkI (SO214420 Sweet Kit) The set is for Sweet kit and contains enough parts for both in the boxing. Parts included are; the cockpit floor with rudder pedals and control stick, pilots seat with seatbelts, instrument panel, overhead cockpit bulkhead, air intakes, oil cooler, vertical stabiliser actuators, pitot probe, antennae masts, and various external details. Conclusion Great news for 1:144 scale fans. Some good sets and it should hopefully please a lot of people with really good eyesight. Highly recommended. Review samples courtesy of
  9. Kovozávody Prostějov is to release a 1/48th Lavoschkin La-5FN Aces kit - ref. KPM4807 New tool kit or Zvezda reboxing? That's the question. Source: http://www.kovozavody.cz/produkt/lavockin-la-5fn-aces-2/ Box art Schemes V.P.
  10. Done! Here are some pics from my buddy Jason: Eduard boxing of Zvezda plastic AKAN paints Thank you!
  11. Hello all A few pics of my latest completion - this is Zvezda's Lavochkin LA-5 in 1/48. This is a lovely kit with a lot of detail, some it unseen deep into the fuselage. In more skilled hands, it could be displayed with all the engine and gun detail exposed. I made a bit of a hash of aligning all the struts of the frame that holds the engine in place, so backtracked from that option and closed her up to hide my errors. Also managed to lose the pitot tube - having escaped the jaws of the carpet monster, i fell prey to the laminate wood monster as the part pinged off into the unknown... Had some minor issues with the canopy, which didn't like being dipped in clear gloss at all, but still a very enjoyable build. It was painted in a mix of Tamiya and Mr Hobby acrylics, weathered with Flory's dark dirt wash, oils and thin acrylic mix for the exhaust stains. Thanks for looking Adam
  12. Back by popular demand, it's my modelling output for the year just past! Hot upon the heels of my prodigious 2014 modellistic endeavours (2 finished models!), I followed up that triumph by doubling, yes, you read that right, DOUBLING my output! I present for your dubious enjoyment piccies of no less than 4 models I finished in the last year! I'd like to say that I made up in quality what I lacked in quantity in my 2015 production, but my solicitor advises me not to break deceptive advertising laws, so I can't say that. However I will say that the following photographs contain a surprise - a NON-SOVIET model! And a Spitfire to boot! All right, enough of the hyperbole, down to business. In order of completion, first up was the inevitable Lavochkin fighter, in this case the La-5F by AML. Reading some reviews of this kit some reviewers made this kit out to be almost unbuildable. Just to show that you can't believe everything you read, even on the Internet, the kit wasn't very hard to build, with no more than the usual bit of fettling seemingly inevitable to all short-run kits. At any rate I'm pleased with the results, and it's the first time I've done the Soviet two-grey fighter scheme used from late 1943 to the end of the war. I rather like the scheme. Next up was the very nice Airfix Spitfire F.22. An easy build, and an easier scheme - all silver. The kit went together easily, and the decals worked out quite nicely. I only very lightly weathered the aircraft, with just a bit of exhaust stains as these aircraft were kept in good condition I'm led to believe. Thirdly was yet another Lavochkin fighter, the LaGG-3 Series 3 from Roden (nee Toko). Although this kit also took a bit of fettling, a result of Roden fitting all the bits and bobs to do every version of the LaGG-3 into one moulding, I'm fairly pleased with the results. If you look closely, you will see that like the La-5F, it has a cat on the tail, a white one in this case, whilst the La-5F features a black cat with a white outline. This is not mere coincidence as both aircraft belonged to Soviet GPW ace Leonid Akimovich Galchenko. The cats must have proved reasonably lucky, as Tovarish Galchenko ended up the war in one piece, with 24 victories to his credit. He was interesting in being one of the few advocates of the LaGG-3. Last but certainly not least, is the inevitable Il-2 (have I ever told you that I'd written a book about the Il-2 - yes? Well I have.). In this case it's a Shturmovik in a rather striking partial winter camouflage. The kit itself is the Eastern Express reboxing of the very good Dakoplast kit of the single-seater Il-2 with the wooden-covered outer wings. The scheme is particularly unusual in that most of the rear fuselage, including the underside, is finished in black. Why this was done is unclear from the record, but I've seen a photograph of one other Il-2 where this was done. At any rate, below are the models in all their questionable glory. As usual all (favourable) comments are welcome, and unfavourable comments will be treated with the derision and verbal abuse they deserve in the order they are received. Enjoy! Best Regards, Jason
  13. A future kit was downscaled to the 1/144 scale too: http://modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=68170&start=6090#p1711901
  14. Okay the bad news first; despite the rather lurid title, I only completed two models this year, an Il-2 Shturmovik and an La-5, both in the gentleman's scale of 1/72nd. Now the good news - this doubles my output from last year! The Il-2 arrow (swept-winged variant) was from the Toko kit, with wooden wings represented by labouriously sanding down the wings to rid it of the engraved panel lines. The La-5 was built strictly out of the box, and the kit is a repop of the old, but quite nice Cooperativa kit. I'm not too happy with the exhaust stains on the La-5, but I was in a hurry to get if "officially" finished for 2014. The lack of weathering is deliberate - looking at photographs, the La-5 was usually kept in pretty good nick. I may well revisit the exhausts and the near lack of exhaust stains on my Il-2. The Il-2's engine, the Mikulin AM-38 was not a particularly oily or greasy engine, but it did put out quite a bit of exhaust. At any rate here they are, in all their mediocre glory! As usual I apologise for the poor quality of the photography, assembly, decaling, weathering, etc. Best Regards, Jason You may wonder why I have so many photographs for such so-so models, but I happen to go by what the Vozhd ("Boss" - Stalin) is reputed to have said - "Quantity has a quality all its own.".
  15. Prop&Jet (http://propjet.ucoz.ru/) has just released a 1/72nd Lavochkin La-5F resin kit. Source: http://propjet.ucoz.ru/news/lavochkin_la_5f/2013-12-14-25 Decals There's already a PE set adapted to this kit by GoNza (http://gonza.moy.su/publ/aviacija/aviacija_1_72/4) Source: http://gonza.moy.su/publ/aviacija/aviacija_1_72/72007/4-1-0-21 V.P.
  16. Dear Colleagues, Let me to introduce my latest work. This is the famous Russian fighter during the Second World War. It flew by Russian flying ace and Hero of the Soviet Union, Lieutenant General (later) Vasily Golubev. The model is made from resin, painted with AKAN enamels. (All of small pictures are clickable).
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