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  1. Okay, I'm tossing my ushanka into the ring; I'll be attempting to improve and complete the ancient but not completely horrible ZTS Mikro 72 1/72 Yak-1b. This was reboxed more recently by Mastercraft. Here's the box and what it contains: The brown thing is what used to be a tube of glue included in the kit; it's long ago gone dry. The sprues: Here are some parts from the spares box and elsewhere, intended to dress the thing up a bit. I balked at using the Part photoetch set I've got - maybe next time... http://www.postimg.cc/image/6svezk9iz/ Clockwise from top right are: - Rexx Yak-1/Yak-7 (early) metal exhausts - Parts 29 and 30 from the Toko 1/72 LaGG-3 to be used in reshaping the underside of the cowling - Tailplanes from a Dakoplast Yak-7 - the ZTS ones are not correctly shaped. I'd post a scan of a drawing, but I'm still working on how to make my printer speak to my PC. The PC makes advances, but so far the printer won't reply. - Prop and spinner from Toko LaGG-3 - that kit is a great source of spares! - Pavla vacuformed Yak-9 canopy, all trimmed and ready to go. I'm thinking that I might have to cannibalize the landing gear from an Amodel Yak-1; the ZTS parts are pretty crude. We'll see... Now a progress photo: This is intended to show several things, within the limitations of my ability to take useful photos: (1) The fin needs a bit of reshaping at the tip to give it that classic Yakovlev outline. Actually the rudder hinge line slopes very slightly too far forward, but I decided not to correct that, since reshaping the fin makes it less obvious, and I didn't want to attempt reworking it by (for example) stealing a rudder from elsewhere. Although if I do use the Amodel Yak-1 landing gear, I could also use the rudder - hmmm... (2) The stabilizer roots on the ZTS kit are part of the stabilizers, not the fuselage. In order to adapt the more accurate Dakoplast Yak-7 stabilizers, I had to cut the roots away from the ZTS parts and glue them to the fuselage halves. (3) Not really visible here, but I removed the gun breech bulge and gun barrel trough from the right fuselage half. The Yak-1b had only the left-hand machine gun in the cowling decking; the Yak-1 had guns on both left and right sides. The kit was designed to be built as either the "razorback" Yak-1 (using a clear part meant to be glued to the fuselage spine to deepen the fuselage - see the box contents image, above) or as the Yak-1b (subject of the current thread, obviously). (4) Even though the molded exhaust stacks on the fuselage halves are not all that bad, I elected to cut them out in preparation for the Rexx parts. I also added the shrouds above and below the resulting slots with very thin styrene sheet from the packaging of a chocolate Easter bunny! I think that's all for now... John
  2. Good day, gentlemen! Let me present you my next model. This is the new resin kit from Ukrainian producer, named "Armory". The kit consist from main resin details, vacuum formed glass cabinet cover, photoetched and metal details. It is new but not easy to assembly. I'm not satisfied from it. Probably it need more time and more accuracy from modeller. I'm sorry, but I can't to do better.
  3. Source: https://www.facebook.com/EduardCompany/photos/a.122154977799458.21995.116570475024575/1089018924446387/?type=1&theater V.P.
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