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Modelraynz

1/72 Eduard L-39C - Now Uzbek air force!

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Hey folks!

 

I recently had a go at building an Eduard L-39. Thought it would be a tamigawa shake-n-bake, but was not so!ūüė£¬†....

 

SO.... having to start over;¬†I thought id sign up here - hopefully incorporating all the lessons i learnt first time round!¬†ūüėé

 

 

My subject will be an afghan air force L-39 from the early/mid 2000's:

 

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Ill be using the second kit from the 'third world combo' plus decals from Linden Hills excellent decal sheet, have also done a quick and dirty paint match from the previous attempt using an old damaged decal:

 

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Great choice Modelraynz

 

Not an aircraft I'm familiar with and an unusual choice of location, terrific 

 

cheers Pat

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Have a version of this kit lurking deep in the stash so will be watching your progress with particular interest and stealing tips whenever possible :) 

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hiya!

 

Small update: I found the cockpit a bit fiddly to get aligned properly the first time, so I cut out the small locating tabs and put some more robust ones in their place. I also need to add them for the front-seat rear bulkhead:

 

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for the rear bulkhead i added two lots to help align properly:

 

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I also raided the plastic instrument panels for my first aborted attempt: so i fashioned some new ones from the included PE, stripped and placed on plastic card ( i am quite useless with PE!, it always seems to stick up at the edges! so i bulk up and sand the edges to avoid the 'metal on plastic' look! )

 

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Interesting start. Are the fit of the cockpit and wheel bay parts too vague as kitted?

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16 hours ago, Col. said:

Interesting start. Are the fit of the cockpit and wheel bay parts too vague as kitted?

Not really, but it is possible to slightly misalign everything; adding up to a wonkey interior and making the  closing of the fuselauge in a tidy manner difficult!

 

On my first attempt the problems i noticed were:

 

- rear bulkead width is a tad short and fiddley  to align across all axis.  The newguide strips on each side ensures the piece is glued straight on at correct angles, not slabtibg off to a side.

 

-  the slant of the rear tub does not match to the rear bulkhead; is a gap (so cant buld the tub assembly as one piece a la airfix hawk and merge together). Ensuring the tubs sit on the guide pins but beneath the side insulation diddnt go well the first time and one side of the tubs was slightly higher!!!

 

- similar for the front tub,  rear bulkhead; its slightly under-width so can catch on the side insulation if not set at a correct angle and throw everything  off!

 

Hopefully  that makes sence! Im probably overcorrecting it - ill try and take photos tonight to demonstrate! 

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I'm another with a version of this kit in the stash. One of the prettier aircraft in the skies IMO. I'll watch your progress with interest.

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very pithy update today, but been a busy work week, just filling out the front-rear bulkhead so there's no gaps!

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Since Im hoping to do a K-8 in a similar scheme; ive decided to do an uzbek example for a bit more variety!

 

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