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Review
Special Hobby: Yak-3
Merlin
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Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 08:55 PM UTC


Special Hobby have re-released their excellent Yak-3 without the hi-tech extras in a cheaper, standard boxing, this time with markings for a trio of Soviet aces.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
bill_c
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Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 07:42 PM UTC
Very comprehensive review, Rowan. Seat belts are a problem I agree, since Radu Brinzan doesn't offer his wonderful line for Soviet planes, nor do HGW have a set IIRC.
Merlin
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Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017 - 12:19 AM UTC
Cheers Bill

Seeing the new release has re-inspired me to get this beauty onto the workbench in the near future. When I realised it doesn't include seatbelts, I checked on Special Hobby's website and found they stock Eduard's pre-coloured etched belts, and also on HGW -
who you'll be pleased to learn do a dedicated Yak-3 set of their laser cut belts.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017 - 02:13 AM UTC
Great review, looking forward to seeing this built. Yak have been a side interest for some time.

Thanks for the review Rowan!
bill_c
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Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 05:32 AM UTC
That's good news about HGW, their stuff is very good.