Try to build the Lavochkin La-7 released from ACADEMY. The kit I purchased quite before, the condition of the decal looks good.
I tried playing Pokemon Go around 5 days. I played carefully not to look at my smartphone while walking. When I sat down at a bank and a ward office waiting for my turn, I did not notice to be called and was warned I was absorbed in a game. I think that I get tired soon because it is a simple capture game, it is still interesting now.
The aces of the Soviet Air Force, we can choose Capt. Ivan N. Kozhedub and Lt. Col. Sergei F. Dolgushin.
I think La-7 is so big, but actually, it’s a little larger than Polikarpov I-16.
There were no seat belts, I patched the seat belt of the modern U.S. Air Force. There is a large bulletproof plate on the back of the sheet. It may prevent the shoot from behind.
This time, I decided to paint the small parts prior to assembly. Almost all of the parts were filed.
I painted this seat belt and instrument panel finely, but hardly see it when I attach a canopy.
Because it never shows the gap on the bottom if I only display it, I think whether to remain it same as making AFVs. Because I don’t paint the bottom of the AFV, especially tanks.
When saying so, I had a plastic paper in hand, so I decided to bury a gap.
I settle for this as in this photo, a gap was filled up with simple work. When not burying a gap, the appearance from the side would be bad.
I masked the landing gear space. I always use Mr. masking sol kai. The painted film is thick and easy to handle.
The canopy was masked and it’s temporarily attached now.
The part to paint with red and a yellow bright color covered the groundwork with white.
Though it is a Soviet airplane, I wonder it’s OK to paint it in German Red… Anyway, it is a good coloring.
I painted the lower surface with RLM65 light blue MR. COLOR No.115, the upper surface is the No.306 Gray FS36270.
Now masking for some silver lines on the red nose.
It was necessary for shooting down marks to put several decals over, red stars and white stars.
It is difficult to put a decal on the uneven portion of the tail. It was finished paste somehow by making full use of the mark softer.
The Lavochkin La-7 fighters began deploying in 1944, performance at the low and middle height was very good. It was operated after the end of WWII until around 1950, total production was approximately 8,000. Mass production of allied forces is large-scale.
Marking is the ace pilot of the 156 fighter regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Sergei F. Dolgushin No.93. The manual has a 165 fighter regiment, but probably it’s a misprint.
Lieutenant Colonel Dolgushin made a sortie more than 500 times during the war and shot down 17 planes and shot down 11 planes jointly. Red and white kill mark on the body side is such a meaning.
The Lavochkin La-7, there are 2 x 20mm machine-gun type and 3 x 20mm type, I think this Academy kit is 2 guns type.
This fighter has two 100kg bombs.
It looks large plane, maybe the wing area is large.
The body is straight, and there are not so many curves. Such a design will feel fresh to me. The state-of-the-art Russian jet fighters are different, the linear fuselage was one of the characteristics of a Russian jet over a period of time. I wonder if it’s a tradition of this time.
I tried to make the insulator to the antenna line. I feel better somehow, whether it is right.
I did washing generally and performed weathering. It is a body that repeats a sortie many times.
The fuselage underside was also washed and inked.
There is mold on the rubber tire when I see it well. It’s nice.
I blew an airbrush around the exhaust vents.
Compared with the real plane, squeezing thin towards the rear was not enough. I think it’s better to have a dihedral angle a little more? Anyway, it’s impossible to fix with my ability…
It’s also released from Hobby Craft, Eduard, and HASEGAWA, so perhaps other kits are better. I think the decal is quite good.
The whole is a sober gray, Pinpoint flashy coloring is interesting. AFV models don’t have like this. It was the first WWII Soviet Union airplane for me.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.