LaGG-ing behind-the theme lurches on….LTD version..
Before ICM there was the only ballgame in town, LTD Model’s limited-run 1/48 LaGG. At least it is actually 1/48, I have heard the ICM is a tad underscale. The size difference is noticeable. As mentioned, I reaLLy likE LaGGs so I tried my best with this Sow’s ear. This model was based on a picture in an Osprey book of a well ridden ground-attack workhorse armed with RS-82 rockets, skis, and a very leaky Klimov engine. (Must have been a real speed demon in this condition, but the Messaschmitts probably weren’t flying in those conditions anyway). The skis and rockets/rails were stolen from an Accurate Miniatures Yak-1 kit. I made the pipe-type exhausts just because they look better, this kit being another mismosh of types. This was also the first time I tried acrylic over enamel, removing chunks of white with Windex to create a beat-up winter finish. Also noticeable is the vacu-form canopy yellowing away. (This is an old build). Also in said Osprey picture was a space heater, so’s I made up one of those too, to keep the Klimov warm. Go get ’em, Comrade.
C’mon, lets see all those LaGGs. I suppose La-5’s and 7’s are OK, being offspring and all. 🙂
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