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1/32 Special Hobby Yak-3

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#1 modelingbob

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 09:54 PM

This kit is a tough build (typical limited run) but if you want a LSP Yak, well, this is your only choice. Places to watch out for are the wheel bays, canopy, forward upper engine cowl, and the wing/fuselage attachment (none of them fit!). I was originally going to do a ton of weathering on this, but after all the fit problems, massive putty, and sanding, I pretty much lost interest and just wanted to finish the darn thing. Painted with MRP (aka Mr Paint), which is exceptional paint, AMT-7, 11, & 12. Done OOB with kit decals. 
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#2 Kagemusha

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 10:11 PM

Looks great.
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#3 LSP_Kevin

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 11:45 PM

That's a terrific build, Bob! You're correct in that this is your only option for a mainstream Yak-3 kit, but I believe the Aeropoxy resin kit is still available if you fancy it. I have one in the stash, and it looks decent to me. But probably a more difficult build than the Special Hobby kit!

 

May I publish it on the website?

 

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 12:04 AM

Niiiiiiccceee!!!!

Great job on the painting, turned out great.


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 01:00 AM

Like that very much....Easy build??   :clap2:  :clap2:  :clap2:  :clap2:



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Posted 03 August 2017 - 06:23 AM

Nice!


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 07:14 AM

Looks absolutely cool to me..., beautyful
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Posted 03 August 2017 - 11:30 AM

Looks great, very clean build, excellent!!!

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 12:10 PM

Beautiful clean build! Despite the problems, you've made it look like there were no issues. No evidence at all of ill fitting parts or it being a putty hog. Excellent display of craftsmanship...and perseverance.

 

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#10 modelingbob

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 02:41 PM

Of course you can Kev!!!! 

Thanks to all for the kind words!!!

 

That's a terrific build, Bob! You're correct in that this is your only option for a mainstream Yak-3 kit, but I believe the Aeropoxy resin kit is still available if you fancy it. I have one in the stash, and it looks decent to me. But probably a more difficult build than the Special Hobby kit!

 

May I publish it on the website?

 

Kev



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Posted 03 August 2017 - 02:58 PM

Bob,

Very nice work of a compelling subject! Also, thanks for the warning about the fit challenges.

Cheers, Tom

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 04:35 PM

You've done a wonderful job at hiding any issues, Bob. Your final product would have people believing it falls together, because it's SO SMOOTH! A fantastic finish and subtle, yet effective weathering, as well.

 

:goodjob:

 

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 05:05 PM

Bob, i think you did a very fine job, looking crisp and clean!!


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 07:11 PM

Looks absolutely fabulous, you've done a great job, it is great to see a VVS subject kitten by a mainstream manufacturer  hopefully it will be the first of many.

I do have one in the stash for the future and Kev is right but here is the Aeropoxy resin kit which is a challenging build but can be turned into a decent representation of a Yak 3, it was this build that started me on a VVS kick, though my paint choices now are a mite better than they were in those long ago days.

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Cheers

 

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 09:20 PM

хорошо.


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