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Author Topic: ICM Yak-7 UTI completed  (Read 1730 times)
Seawinder
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« on: February 26, 2017, 05:43:15 PM »







I can't honestly claim this was a fun build, but it's finally done and came out decent if not contest-worthy. Clunky cockpit elements and basically trial-and-error locating the side consoles; significant gaps at the wing-fuselage joins; solid plastic wing root intakes that had to be drilled out and shaped; etc. I used some Czech-produced photo-etch seat belts, resin main wheels from Barracuda, resin prop/spinner from Vector, and a couple of vacuform canopies from Squadron. I don't enjoy dealing with the latter, but I wanted the canopy open, and the kit piece is grotesque, especially the windscreen.

Paints are AKAN acrylic lacquers. As in other VVS projects, I found them delightful to apply, but fragile to handle afterward: picking up the model repeatedly by wing leading and trailing edges will quickly wear the paint off. Even trying to be careful, I had to reapply paint to various areas more times than I would have wished. All the decals are from Begemot's amazing 3+ page set of Yak-7 markings including the stencils and the wing fuel gauges. There are virtually no wartime photos I could find of Yak-7 UTIs; the few I found of the later Yak-7V had no plane numbers, so I didn't apply any.

Cheers and enjoy.
Pip
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Massimo Tessitori
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2017, 06:44:31 AM »

Hi Pip,  I see you had an hard work, but the result is good. I have a Yak-7 of ICM still to build, a singleseater, ad a resin conversion for the fuselage. I don't know if I really will build it.
Thank you for the warning about Akan paints, I wonder if there is any primer able to increase their strength. Else, one could protect the most exposed parts with polyethylene food film while working on other parts.
Regards
Massimo
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Dark Green Man
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2017, 09:38:09 PM »

looks good , Pip !

mold release agent still on the kit before painting might be the culprit Huh
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2017, 11:22:36 PM »

looks good , Pip !

mold release agent still on the kit before painting might be the culprit Huh

That's possible. I don't remember whether or not I primed everything or just the fuselage. If I ever inflict another ICM Yak-7 on myself again, I'll pre-soak all the parts.
Thanks!
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