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Last Pistons...1/48 Lavochkin La-11 "Fang", 911th IAP Soviet Airforce


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Sehr schön!

 

Bitte entschuldige die "Kritik" aber das rote Flugzeug ist kein Kunstflugzeug.Einige in der Russischen Arktis stationierte La-11 wurden Kirschrot lackiert um besser gesehen zu werden.🙂

 

Please excuse the "criticism" but the red aircraft is not from a aerobatic team.Some La-11 based in the Russian Arctic were painted cherry red to increase visibility.

 

Grüsse

 

Giampiero

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  • Reini78 changed the title to Red Danger...1/48 Lavochkin La-11 "Fang", 911th IAP Soviet Airforce
On 5/19/2021 at 2:35 PM, GiampieroSilvestri said:

Sehr schön!

 

Bitte entschuldige die "Kritik" aber das rote Flugzeug ist kein Kunstflugzeug.Einige in der Russischen Arktis stationierte La-11 wurden Kirschrot lackiert um besser gesehen zu werden.🙂

 

Please excuse the "criticism" but the red aircraft is not from a aerobatic team.Some La-11 based in the Russian Arctic were painted cherry red to increase visibility.

 

Grüsse

 

Giampiero

 

your correct, the red one was a fighter in the freezing area 😀

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so, decided its´gonna be the all red scheme of 911th IAP in 1949

 

started with the cockpit, detail is a little sparse, no sidewall detail and only decals for the instruments

51192137287_121f30ef52_b.jpgDSC_0003 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr

 

51192843646_b34b7c9bfe_b.jpgDSC_0007 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr

 

glueing the wheel wells onto the lower wing half

51193908135_d1b5fa91e6_b.jpgDSC_0004 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr

 

51193908040_e3dde14487_b.jpgDSC_0005 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr

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  • Reini78 changed the title to Last Pistons...1/48 Lavochkin La-11 "Fang", 911th IAP Soviet Airforce
17 hours ago, AdrianMF said:

Looking good so far. Was the closed up cowling a mechanism for dealing with the Russian winter? 

 

Regards,

Adrian

 

Thanks.

Can be seen on several Soviet radials. Could be opened or closed for cooling and against freezing. The I-15/16 had this system, I think the La-5 and -7 too, also the Yak-11 trainer.

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The kit comes with a solid wing, but there are two clear parts provided for the landing light cover and you can cut out the wing. There are not many online pics of La-11, some seem to have no landing light, some only an underwing cover and a solid upper side....my dad decided to do a full clear landing light cover. Both clear parts together don´t match the wing thickness so he had to put a piece of plastic sheet between the two parts. Furthermore he simulated the light by using a plastic rod stuck into the wing.

51248629288_9ec42690ca_b.jpgDSC_0009 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr

 

51247713502_302cbbf1a8_b.jpgDSC_0010 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr

 

51249188979_f4bb9accbd_b.jpgDSC_0011 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr

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On 6/12/2021 at 12:34 AM, k5054nz said:

I'm disappointed with the lack of cockpit detailing but I'm greatly enjoying this build.

 

Also enjoying the build - great work so far :)

The kits I got from Russia came pre-packaged with Quinta 3D decals for the IP, consoles and belts. 

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decals mostly applied

they are very thin and tend to wrap, happened so to one of the cowl "La-11" decals

due to a heatwave, the paint is still a bit sticky and my dad thinks he won´t get the already applied decal completely off again without having to sand and repaint

gonna wait for the hopefully soon to be lreleased Begemot La-9/-11 decals which include a red scheme, which also wears a fuselage number and looks more attractive

 

51308180661_7b8f8e36f9_b.jpgDSC_0009 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr

 

51307438497_242b291330_b.jpgDSC_0010 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr

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