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  1. Hi all, I present to you Ivan Kozedub's la-7 in 1/72. The kit is the hobbyboss easy assembly version, it has 28 plastic parts including the canopy. It also comes with a metal prop shaft. Detail is lacking in all areas, although the panel lines are molded quite nicely. All in all, this kit is very good for beginners, or as a quick mojo boosting build. Here are the photos: Q&C welcome Cheers, Riley
  2. Another completed model. Very old model, but it can look quite decent. I really like this Russian camouflage scheme. Here's the picture. Enjoy.
  3. 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.
  4. KP (Kovozávody Prostejov) is to release a 1/72nd family of Lavochkin 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.
  5. Another completed model. Quite an old and demanding model, but with the effort it can look nice. Here's the picture. Enjoy.
  6. Fly is to re-release the Gavia 1/48th Lavochkin La-7 kit. Source: https://www.facebook.com/208070375871052/photos/a.208144655863624/3069904713020923/ V.P.
  7. Hi, Here is a selection of photos of my latest completion. Its built using the 2014 weekend edition of Eduard's kit. The kit is one of Eduard's older tools so not up to their current standard. Unfortunately as a weekend kit it lacks the Photoetch which presumably came with previous boxings, resulting it a lack of cockpit detail and in particular the main gear door actuators. These issues were remedied with a bit of scratch building using plasticard and albion alloys micro tubing. The kit does come with a set of Eduard's Superfabric seat harnesses. These work alright but are a bit flat bec
  8. Stransky Kits is working on a 1/144th Lavochkin La-7 kit - ref. Source: https://www.facebook.com/stransky.kits/posts/1015152925300525 V.P.
  9. Dear fellow Britmodellers, there's been a couple of Eduard 1/72 Lavochkins around here, recently. May I add another one to the growing collection? This is "White 23" from 2nd Sqn, 2nd GIAP, “Mongolsky Arat”, operating in spring 1945. The model was built from the 'Profi Pack' which includes paint masks and photo etch details. I replaced the pitot tube with a piece of wire. The spinner of Eduard's kit is slightly mis-shaped, resembling a "kremlin tower"; this was substituted with a resin item from Hungarian manufacturer SBS Models. Painted with acrylics from th
  10. Decided to start work on building my Eduard Lavochkin La-7 profi pack kit, while waiting for the Vampire to dry. This is my first Eduard kit, first glimpse at photo etch, and first Soviet aircraft. The box and contents are perfectly presented, only one (very shiny) sprue, along with photo etched parts, masking and a detailed sheet of decals. Makes me think attention to detail is important here. I'm considering finishing the aircraft in the colours of Lt.Col. S. F. Dolgushin, having achieved over 500 missions and was regarded as a fighter ace of WWII.
  11. Hello and thanks for your interest, here's another Lavochkin La-5FN from Kovozavody Prostejov. "Yellow 8" was flown by pilot P. Rakov in summer 1944 (according to kit instructions). I used photoetch parts (for dashboard, seatbelts and landing gear covers) from an old Extratech set. Photographs by Wolfgang Rabel.
  12. Lavochkin La-7 1:72 Eduard ProfiPACK Edition The Kit The Eduard La-7 kit is fairly new dating back from 2007, whilst this is a good kit after just reviewing the new tool Fw 190's from Eduard, it is surprising to see how much mould technology has moved on since then. The kit arrives on one sprue of grey plastic, with a clear sprue, sheet of photo-etch, a sheet of masks; and a comprehensive decal sheet. The parts are well moulded with no issues or flash. Construction starts in the cockpit with various parts of Photo-etch being added to each side consol. Next up the exhaust parts are f
  13. Hello, this is the new release Kovozávody Preostejov Lavochkin La-5FN in markings of the Slovak Uprising, 1944. I had high expectations following the release of Kovozávody Preostejov's Mustang series, however, this kit looks as if it's been produced by a different manufacturer. There are no locating aids, some flesh present and heavy sprue gates. Having said that, the kit goes together without any major issues. Kovozávody Preostejov have done the 'open canopy' option in a very unusual way, providing both clear hoods (that slide over each other) as one massive piece. You will need to pain
  14. 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 so
  15. 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 NO
  16. 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 "offic
  17. Lavochkin La-5FN and La-7 Limited Edition Eduard 1:48 History The history of the La-5 and La-7 are inextricably linked and they became the ultimate wartime designs of a line of fighters that began with the LaGG-3 in 1941. The LaGG-3 suffered from a heavy structure due to its designers unfamiliarity with modern aircraft design and the fact that the state of the Soviet aircraft industry forced them to use wood throughout instead of the lighter aluminium structures being developed in the west, and the lack of a engine of suitable power other than the M-105 1,000 h.p. license-built de
  18. Lavochkin La-7 “Russian Ace” Academy 1:48 History Lavochkins La-7 aircraft were the ultimate development in the Lavochkin series of fighters during World War II. Their stopgap predecessors were made almost entirely of wood, and were easy prey to Luftwaffe fighters. In 1941 development started on upgrading the fighter's airframe to accommodate a 14 cylinder engine, replacing the formerly used V-12. The goal of designing the Lavochkin La-7 was to achieve longer range and higher overall performance. The resulting La-7 was an excellent thoroughbred fighter. The aircraft featured the most po
  19. While working on my "big one" - Airfix 1/72 Lancaster BII - I have completed these two kits on the side. They are from Eduard's "Dual Combo" set which comes with Photo-Etch parts and an extensive decal sheet. Both kits were built from the box with the addition of SBS resin spinners - the kit's items look a little bit like "Kremlin's Towers". I also added Rob Taurus vacu canopy on "White 24", as the plastic kit part is too thick to fit over the back section of the cockpit. Both kits were painted with Gunze/Mr.Hobby acrylics and weathered with artist's oils and pastels. Metal blanking plate
  20. Lavochkin La-7 Commander of the 156th IAP Lt.Col., Hero of the Soviet Union S.F. Dolgushin, 215th IAD, 8th IAK, 4th VA, Kluzow, Germany, April 1945 Kit: 1/72 Eduard ProfiPack Afermarket parts: Pavla vacuformed canopy The main problem areas of the kit (fixed in this build) were: Wrong shaped wing tips (actually beginning at approx. 1/3rd of the span from the tip) both in profile and frontal view. While fixing this error, the aileron surface detail (being originally in "shrink-wrap" style) was lost and a new, more correct representation of doped fabric tautened over the frame with
  21. Hello everybody; second completed model for me here on BM, it's Academy's 1:48 Lavochkin LA7, Soviet Ace Ivan Khozedub's machine. The subject is probably well known, and the kit too; I built it as part of my learning curve, experimenting new (to me) techniques and some scratch building. Some details about the kit and my built: - first time masking with blue tac (called Patafix here in Italy, and it's actually white); I must say I'm pretty happy with the soft edge you get with demarcation lines - scratch built pitot, using a prescription needle - scratch built details in the wheel bay - s
  22. Good evening guys, i would like to share with you few shots of my last finished kit. It was built just OOB as kind of relax build and i had some problems during the process, but i thought i would share it anyway, as there are not many russian warbird kits on BM. As i said, it was ment as quick OOB build. Thanks to the time i was spending on it (like few mins/day when i had free time from my other projects), it took me pretty few weeks to build, but if we ll speak about the real time spent on it, it could be something like 6-8 hours (speaking about the build, not paint), where most of the ti
  23. We've had a bit of a rethink about the price of Eduard's latest 1/48 Spitfire IXc (early) kit and Lavochkin La-5FN. They are both down in price to £23.50, which is £4 less than Hannants! http://www.mjwmodels.co.uk/01eduard-148--kits---profipack-114-c.asp So if you fancy a lovely new kit turning up on your doorstep next week, you know where to go! thanks Mike
  24. November is going to be a bit of a bumper month for Eduard kit releases. In 1/48 we have the following kits Spitfire IXc (early) Profipack Lavochkin La-5FN Ltd Ed Profipack Mirage IIICJ Weekend I'm not sure on the exact prices but we always beat the 10% off Hannants pre order price. As a rough estimate the Spitfire and La-5 are looking at around £25, the Mirage £20. These prices are not guaranteed though I expect to do a little better than them. Please let me know if anyone wants any of these kits, as I need to know how many to order in. thanks Mike
  25. I am currently in the process of building an old Novo La-7/S-97 kit which I picked up for £2 at the Old Toy Museum at Bletchley Park a few weeks ago. Leaving aside that it has a few bits missing, being a lazy modeller I am slightly foxed by the paint colours given on the header card. For the version I am building, an S-97 of the Czech Mixed Air Division Czech Air Force,Slokavia 1945, it gives Matt White, Matt Black, Matt Dark Blue, Matt Red, Matt Dark Grey, Matt Light Blue, Matt Brownish-Green and "Stained Natural Metal". Is there any ready-reckoner I could use in order to relate these to my f
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