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Author Topic: Clear Prop 1/72 La-5 (Early)  (Read 210 times)
John Thompson
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« on: December 19, 2019, 12:46:22 AM »

From Britmodeller, here's a CAD-based look at the new 1/72 La-5 from Clear Prop, possibly due early in 2020:



This should be the ultimate injection-molded styrene La-5 in 1/72, given the rave reviews Clear Prop's previous kits have received. My only concern would be where they got their information regarding shapes and dimensions. Don't get me wrong - I'll be eager to buy at least a couple of these regardless, but I'll be biting my fingernails the first time I check the plan view shape of the cowling, if anyone else remembers how that topic has been discussed here!

John
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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2019, 10:20:29 PM »

Two more images:






Looks amazing, although the windscreen seems a bit thick.

John

Go here for more images:

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235065013-172-lavoschkin-la-5-early-by-clear-prop-models-3d-renders-release-in-2020/&do=findComment&comment=3530333
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2019, 08:20:57 AM »

Hi John,
I agree, looks good but the canopy and the seat seem to bee thick.
Overall, it looks nice, even if this version was fogettable for its scarce diffusion. I hope that they will make LaGG-3s too, aside La-5s.
Regards
Massimo
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2020, 01:12:59 AM »

That does look nice! The thickness of the seat and windscreen may just be unavoidable in injection-moulded 1/72nd scale.

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Jason
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2020, 09:29:09 PM »

Release probable for March 2020; the kit is now listed as "Soon" in the Clear Prop catalog:
https://clearpropmodels.com/catalog

John
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