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Great Patriotic War Aviation => Lavochkins => Topic started by: jonbius on April 27, 2013, 09:59:57 PM



Title: Zvezda 1/48 La-5 in progress
Post by: jonbius on April 27, 2013, 09:59:57 PM
I've added the initial paint to my Zvezda La-5. This is the first Zvezda kit I've built, and I'm very impressed with it's detail and fit. Paints are Akan. Up next will be weathering and decals.

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-bx9z1vznz14/UXwtUbAh2eI/AAAAAAAANUw/jnwHvH1FJxU/s1000/DSC02854.JPG)

(http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-aZ3Yem4SwQA/UXwtVB1vmSI/AAAAAAAANU4/8znZPRSIbQ0/s1000/DSC02855.JPG)

(http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-LbcmeV-F2JA/UXwtVt7NRwI/AAAAAAAANVA/XMEb6ft4TLI/s1000/DSC02856.JPG)


Title: Re: Zvezda 1/48 La-5 in progress
Post by: Massimo Tessitori on April 28, 2013, 05:30:19 PM
Hi Jon,
it looks attractive. Have you met fitting problems of any kind?
Regards
Massimo


Title: Re: Zvezda 1/48 La-5 in progress
Post by: 4bogreen on April 28, 2013, 07:28:50 PM
Looks good Jon!  :)

Regarts,

Remco


Title: Re: Zvezda 1/48 La-5 in progress
Post by: B_Realistic on April 28, 2013, 08:53:11 PM
Very good representation of the La-5. Any additions like PE set?


Title: Re: Zvezda 1/48 La-5 in progress
Post by: jonbius on April 28, 2013, 09:37:17 PM
Thanks for the kind comments!

Have you met fitting problems of any kind?

Nothing major. Because of the breakdown of the cowl pieces, you have to be careful with alignment, And I did use small bits of gap filler here and there. But nothing major- the fit has been very good overall.

Any additions like PE set?

No, it's OOB with the exception of seatbelts. I rarely if ever use PE.