LAVOCHKIN La-7 SOVIET FIGHTER ACADEMY 1/48

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 BOX PACKAGETry 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 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.

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 MAKINGThe aces of the Soviet Air Force, we can choose Capt. Ivan N. Kozhedub and Lt. Col. Sergei F. Dolgushin.

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 MAKINGI think La-7 is so big, but actually it’s a little larger than Polikarpov I-16.

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 MAKINGThere 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.

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 MAKINGThis time, I decided to paint the small parts prior to assembly. Almost all of the parts were filed.
(28-July-2016)

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 MAKINGI painted this seat belt and instrument panel finely, but hardly see it when I attach a canopy.

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 MAKINGBecause 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.

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 MAKINGWhen saying so, I had plastic paper in hand, so I decided to bury a gap.

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 MAKINGI settle for this as this photo, a gap was filled up with simple work. When not burying a gap, the appearance from the side would be bad.
(05-August-2016)

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 PAINTINGI masked the landing gear space. I always use Mr. masking sol kai. The painted film is thick and easy handling.

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 PAINTINGThe canopy was masked and it’s temporarily attached now.

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 PAINTINGThe part to paint with red and a yellow bright color covered the groundwork with white.

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 PAINTINGThough it is a Soviet airplane, I wonder it’s OK to paint in German Red… Anyway, it is a good coloring.
(07-August-2016)

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 PAINTINGI painted the lower surface with RLM65 light blue MR. COLOR No.115, the upper surface is the No.306 Gray FS36270.

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 PAINTINGNow masking for some silver lines on the red nose.

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 PAINTINGIt was necessary for shooting down marks to put several decals over, red stars and white stars.

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 PAINTINGIt 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.
(09-August-2016)

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 FINISHED WORKThe 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 the WWII until around 1950, total production was approximately 8,000. Mass production of allied forces is large-scale.

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 FINISHED WORKMarking 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.

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 FINISHED WORKLieutenant 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.

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 FINISHED WORKThe 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.

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 FINISHED WORKThis fighter has two 100kg bombs.

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 FINISHED WORKIt looks large plane, maybe the wing area is large.

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 FINISHED WORKThe 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.

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 FINISHED WORKI tried to make the insulator to the antenna line. I feel better somehow, whether it is right.

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 FINISHED WORKI did washing generally and performed weathering. It is a body that repeats a sortie many times.

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 FINISHED WORKFuselage underside was also washed and inked.

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 FINISHED WORK LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 FINISHED WORK LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 FINISHED WORKThere is mold on the rubber tire when I see it well. It’s nice.

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 FINISHED WORKI blew airbrush around the exhaust vents.

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 FINISHED WORKCompared 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…..

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 FINISHED WORKIt’s also released from Hobby Craft, Eduard, and HASEGAWA, so perhaps other kits are better. I think the decal is quite good.

LAVOCHKIN La-7 ACADEMY 1/48 FINISHED WORKThe 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.
(11-August-2016)

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