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World War II: Soviet Union
Russian aircraft of WWII
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Yak-9T 1/48 ICM
KamilS
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Krakow, Poland
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Posted: Friday, April 16, 2010 - 06:35 AM UTC
Hello
Let me introduce myself. I'm full-time modeller, mostly interested in AFV's models, but from time to time i'm bulding some planes.
ICM's Yak-9t is very simple, but almost all pats fits well. I've built it OOB (with two simple scrathced additions only) :







I paid little attention to building process, becose i've wanted to made some experiment with painting:

peshadeing (on upper surfaces dissapeared under tamiya's acrylics at next steps.. )



and camo applied and shaded:







I'm looking for Your comments and opinions
Regards
~kamil
Siderius
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Posted: Friday, April 16, 2010 - 07:08 AM UTC
Good job there, I hope to see it finished soon! Russell
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Posted: Friday, April 16, 2010 - 08:58 AM UTC
Hi Kamil

Welcome to Aeroscale, it's great to have you with us. Very interesting shading technique on the camo - I'm looking forward to seeing the end result.

All the best

Rowan
KamilS
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Posted: Friday, April 16, 2010 - 12:34 PM UTC
Thanks!
Wash and decals (and some details) applied:





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Posted: Friday, April 16, 2010 - 12:39 PM UTC
Hi Kamil
Wow that looks fantastic.
tim
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Posted: Friday, April 16, 2010 - 01:10 PM UTC
Hi Kamil,

Very nice work, the shading and weathering look great !

Cheers, D
WingTzun
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Posted: Friday, April 16, 2010 - 02:39 PM UTC
Wow Kamil, your paint job really brought that plane to life. Very Nice!
alpha_tango
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Germany
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Posted: Friday, April 16, 2010 - 08:09 PM UTC
Hello Kamil

Very nice model!!! Like the paint job a lot!

thanks for sharing!

all the best

Steffen
KamilS
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Krakow, Poland
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Posted: Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 03:08 AM UTC
Thank You very much
Almost finished:








some final touches left..
KamilS
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Posted: Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 08:38 AM UTC
finished:



























comments are really welcome
werx07
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Posted: Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 04:21 PM UTC
Very nice. I love all the grime on it.
james84
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Posted: Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 09:02 PM UTC
Terrific!
Marak99
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, April 19, 2010 - 07:51 AM UTC
Ok, I'm officially exiting long time lurker mode to do this...

That's a beautiful example of a frequently overlooked aircraft. Thank you for showing it. The VVS has been a passion of mine for almost a decade now and I still get a thrill when someone manages to bring it so vividly to life.

Now to the constructive criticism bit.

The one thing I'd change are the fuel gauges mounted in the top of the wings by the cockpit. The way they're weathered at the moment makes them look like fuel filler caps. Here's a link to a useful page that shows the two dial types used on the Yak series:

http://vvs.hobbyvista.com/Research/Yakovlev/FuelGauges/index.php

My guess is that a 9T of your type is going to have had the later dials fitted.

Again, I adore the model and so, thanks.

p.s. I guess this means I'm going to have to start posting more?
KamilS
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Posted: Monday, April 19, 2010 - 08:22 AM UTC
Thanks a lot!


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p.s. I guess this means I'm going to have to start posting more?



Hope so, becouse i'm thinking about ICM's LaGG-3
Marak99
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Posted: Monday, April 19, 2010 - 08:50 AM UTC
Good choice.

With ICM and Zvezda both releasing extremely high quality kits at the moment it's a good time to be modelling the red stars. Even HobbyBoss aren't bad for cheap 1/72 goodies.

With regard to the LaGG the most useful link I have is this one:

http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/lagg3/lagg3.html

If you hunt around a bit there's a wealth of info hidden away. The scale drawings of the different series are particularly helpful. What I will say is that, in reality, the production LaGG was always a bewildering mixture of features, so go with what you like. There's a good chance someone was flying something similar.

If you have any questions let me know.
Cheers.