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 on: July 20, 2018, 04:58:12 PM 
Started by barneybolac - Last post by 66misos
this should be Kozhedub's La-7, at least according to the article at

Note white spinner and red triangle on the side of the engine cowling (if it is there) does not have white outline.


 on: July 17, 2018, 10:38:19 AM 
Started by otto - Last post by Massimo Tessitori
Good images indeed, thank you for sharing. One ShKAS for each side... it had to be difficult to move in that space.

 on: July 17, 2018, 09:21:34 AM 
Started by otto - Last post by otto
The box behind the radio operator's head should be a part of the radio system.
These two links of flight simulator sites show many interior details. I don't know how accurate they are, but they are nice.

 on: July 16, 2018, 01:52:30 PM 
Started by otto - Last post by Massimo Tessitori
Interesting cutaway, thank you for sharing. Do you know what  the large box on the wall behind the head of the radio operator is? I suppose that 30 is the radio box and 29 is a camera.

 on: July 16, 2018, 11:42:21 AM 
Started by otto - Last post by otto
This is the crew position.

 on: July 16, 2018, 11:36:27 AM 
Started by otto - Last post by otto
The rear gunner who sat directly behind the pilot on the small stool operated only the 12.7 gun in the turret.
The radio operator, who sat rearwards in the middle of the fuselage, operated the rearwards-downwards 12.7 gun and the 7.62 side gun. The latter could be moved from one side to the other.

 on: July 16, 2018, 09:33:56 AM 
Started by otto - Last post by Massimo Tessitori
Hi Otto,
superfabric seatbelts? They were new for me, I've googled to see about them. The same for the impressive instrument panels of Yahu.
The thing about canopies is interesting too. Thin, clean and flexible ones sound excellent. Good to now that they are difficlt to restore if scratched, it will require extra care.
Looking at the cockpit of the rear gunner, I wonder how he will pass from one gun to another. Looks that ergonomy of those positions was deemed an unnecessary option.

 on: July 15, 2018, 09:16:40 PM 
Started by otto - Last post by otto
Thank you, Massimo.
I used aftermarket sets at "full throttle": photoetched parts, "superfabric" seatbelts and resin guns from Eduard, photoetched pre-assembled instrument panel from Yahu. Zvezda kit is superb, and it deserves luxury treatment! Superfabric seatbelts are soft and highly realistic.
The clear parts are from the kit. Zvezda clear parts have pros and cons. They are thin and clear, and they are rather flexible, therefore less fragile than competitors. But the latter feature makes polishing more difficult. Polishing is necessary if clear parts get foggy or scratched from manipulation. In this case, the best results can be obtained by polishing them with Tamiya compound and, finally, with a small amount of floor wax applied with a goggles cleaning cloth.

 on: July 15, 2018, 08:13:46 PM 
Started by otto - Last post by Massimo Tessitori
Hi Otto,
very nice work. The inside looks rather complete and lovely. Have you utilized photoetched belts on the seats?
What about the glazing of the lateral windows, is it from the kit?

 on: July 15, 2018, 03:53:17 PM 
Started by otto - Last post by otto
I completed the interiors:

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