John Thompson Posted September 17, 2022 Share Posted September 17, 2022 2 hours ago, AaCee26 said: Exhausts are the most visible simplified parts It's worth considering the REXx Yak-9 metal ones (p/n 72008) if you can't get the resin replacements shown earlier in this thread. The ones for the LaGG-3 series 66 (p/n 72032) are the same and will also work just as well. 2 hours ago, AaCee26 said: The way how wing upper and lower surfaces have been divited is an unorthodox way splitting undrside flaps and surface below the tip so that there are seems that might need some care. Obviously this has been done to avoid sink marks which were problematic in earlier models, especailly in Yak-3 and Bf 109F, in this series. I noticed that while looking at the instruction sheet pdf from Zvezda's web site. The underside looks very odd - it'll be interesting to see how much filling needs to be done there. Re the sink marks, images from the appropriate thread on scalemodels.ru seem to show that they're still there: http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic_t_72822_start_180.html (And yes, the Yak-3 was brutal for sink marks on the wings!) 2 hours ago, AaCee26 said: Also, this kit should keep our own Yak-9 evangelist John Thompson busy for long time! Maybe so, if it ever becomes available outside Russia; thanks for the recognition! 1 hour ago, Graham Boak said: However, I suspect that John will be more involved with the new 3D printed Yak.9 variants than this one. Given the postage from the US, Uk modellers may feel differently. Wait and see, I suppose - it seems the 3D-printed source is still sorting out his technology. After all he's been through, and how good-natured he's been, I'll be hesitant to say anything critical when the kits finally arrive at my door! John 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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