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Zvezda 1/48 Lavochkin La-5 finished
Twentecable
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Overijssel, Netherlands
Joined: September 13, 2003
KitMaker: 339 posts
AeroScale: 244 posts
Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 09:11 PM UTC
Guys, thanx so much for the kind comments.
I will look for that polishing system.
Gr TC
golfermd
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Maryland, United States
Joined: March 01, 2013
KitMaker: 152 posts
AeroScale: 98 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 10:32 AM UTC
Beautiful job, Lars. I have a hereditary moderate tremor in my left hand so I can appreciate the special challenges you had to overcome.
Redhand
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: January 20, 2013
KitMaker: 1,208 posts
AeroScale: 1,193 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 01:51 AM UTC
Very nice indeed!

Re scratched clear parts, I recommend Novus Kit Plastic Polish Restoration Cleaner System. https://www.novuspolish.com/ You can get it on e-bay. It's excellent!

Naseby
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Slovakia
Joined: October 15, 2010
KitMaker: 781 posts
AeroScale: 445 posts
Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 10:02 PM UTC
Very fine work. I like especially the cockpit. The kit from Zvezda is over-engineered and too complicated in my opinion. I like their Pe-2, but I hated the Bf-109F. No reason to make simple aircraft too complex.
stooge
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South Australia, Australia
Joined: June 20, 2013
KitMaker: 205 posts
AeroScale: 205 posts
Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 09:12 PM UTC
Any reason both ailerons are down? I would normally expect 1 up 1 down.
Twentecable
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Overijssel, Netherlands
Joined: September 13, 2003
KitMaker: 339 posts
AeroScale: 244 posts
Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 01:40 AM UTC
Thanks guys for the kind words. It really motivates me to work on the shortcomings on this build to improve on the next (especially the seams).
Gr Lars
rochaped
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: August 27, 2010
KitMaker: 649 posts
AeroScale: 640 posts
Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 10:23 AM UTC
First Lav I see with exposed engine. Now add this feature to a great paint job and carefull weathering and your model is fantastic Lars. Congrats
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
Joined: October 12, 2008
KitMaker: 702 posts
AeroScale: 651 posts
Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 02:08 AM UTC
Beautifully done, Lars!

Followed up the log silently.
Great detailing work, build and paint job.
The open cowling has much for the viwers eye.

Th mas
thegirl
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Alberta, Canada
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 6,739 posts
AeroScale: 6,147 posts
Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 12:30 AM UTC
Nice job on your build Lars



Terri
Twentecable
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Overijssel, Netherlands
Joined: September 13, 2003
KitMaker: 339 posts
AeroScale: 244 posts
Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 10:32 PM UTC
Hi guys and girls,
You can find the built thread here on the site.
I finished this one having some issues here and there, most of my own making. The engine didnt fit too well. Needed some surgery to convince it to stick in reasonable. Lesson learned, more dryfitting even or maybe because my own scratch detailling. I had few problems with the landing gear, a first . With enourmess trembling hands I attached the antenna wires, they could be thighter but I take it. The canopy parts had disstortion and scratches otb. I was affraid to repair them, an error I will live to regret. Next time I will just try or order new ones. For the rest I tried to keep it tidy with minimal weathering. I hope you guys like it. Tips and tops are welcome.











Greetings TC