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Hi all and this is my latest finish, AMK's L-29 Delfin trainer in 1/72 civilian scheme from the Aeroclub of Kharkiv. The kit was generously donated by @chiefwiggum
The short build thread is here but to recap:

 

Kit: AMK L-29 Delfin No. 86001

Build: Out of box

Paints: Tamiya, Mr Hobby Acrylics

Decals: From Kit  😱

Weathering: light wash and panel lines with water-mixed pigment.

 

The Good - a lovely kit with beautiful, fine engraved details, terrific fit and plenty of decal and build options out of the box. Small P/E fret also included

The Bad - tricky build as the instruction images are quite small so hard to see where certain parts locate

The Ugly - the blue/white civil decals were shocking and disintegrated/cracked/shattered when placed on the model or moved around. Worse. Decals. Ever.

 

I stuck in as much nose weight as I could fit and also added it to the sides of the cockpit tub - seemed to do the trick. I decided to stick with the build and repaired the decals with paint as best I could. Definitely not my finest hour and best viewed from 6ft away. 😜

 

52953653131_025eb79196_b.jpgAMK_L-29_Delfin_172_done (3) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

52953964830_31cdd1d1bf_b.jpgAMK_L-29_Delfin_172_done (13) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

52953964825_fc2df17585_b.jpgAMK_L-29_Delfin_172_done (12) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

52954036353_c03d830ce2_b.jpgAMK_L-29_Delfin_172_done (11) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Quite a rugged design for a trainer compared to something like a Hawk or T-38

 

52952986507_8a5dec7fda_b.jpgAMK_L-29_Delfin_172_done (6) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

52953584096_4d263a6a39_b.jpgAMK_L-29_Delfin_172_done (8) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

52953964820_d05dfe3743_b.jpgAMK_L-29_Delfin_172_done by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Thanks for looking, all the best and happy modelling.

Cheers,

Dermot

 

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