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Yakovlev Yak 3 detail Sets. 1:32

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Yakovlev Yak 3 detail Sets

Eduard 1:32

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The Special Hobby Yak-3, reviewed HERE is a great kit in its own right, but there is always room for improvement, and Eduard always seems to find that room.  They have now released three individual sets to adorn the kit with extra and improved detail. As with most sets of this type some of the kit details will need to be removed before the etched parts can be added.


Detail Set (32891)
Contained on two sheets of relief etched brass, both about the same size as each other, one is unpainted whilst one comes pre-painted.  The unpainted sheet contains items

 

 

The pre-painted sheet provides the modeller with a variety of coloured knobs, levers and trim wheels complete with separate chains, new auxiliary instrument panels, plus replacement dials for the side panels.  The main instrument panels are also pre-painted complete with the instrument faces on the back plate.  A little dab of aqua clear will give them the appearance of glass fronts. Also on this sheet are a couple of foot plates, cable from the joystick and additional sidewall detail.

 

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The unpainted sheet contains brake hoses of the main undercarriage legs, along with a new bracket and gland, new panels for the main gear door interiors, new cabling for the main gear bays. The tail wheel doors are replaced with etched items, although you will need to provide a small length of plastic rod for each door. The radiator outlet door is replaced, the etched part being fitted with two brackets and also requires two plastic rods from the modellers supplies. The two large grilles are fitted to the front and rear bulkheads of the radiator bath to represent the radiator itself.

 

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Seatbelts (32892)
This small fret of brass comes pre-painted and only contains three parts, the shoulder straps which are joined at the top and the tow separate lap straps. Being made of very thin etched steel, they are easily manipulated to shape and require no further assembly, just fit them to the seat and away you go.

 

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Flap Set (32394)
This single sheet set is to be used to completely replace the kits flaps and the flap bays.  You will need to carry out a fair bit of surgery in the kits flap bay area to remove all the detail and thin the skin down. The bays include the roof and forward bulkheads, all the ribs, and flanges as well as the multiple flap tracks.  The flaps themselves are also detailed with ribs which need to be carefully folded into position, along with the outer skin panel.  The end plates are then attached and the flaps fitted into position.

 

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Conclusion

This is certainly a fairly comprehensive array of details for what is already a very nice kit.  With plenty of care and patience they will make a great kit into super kit.  The advantage of have separate sets is that the modeller can pick and choose how much, or how little detail they wish to add. 

 

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