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This is the 1/48 Yak-3 by Eduard. I put a Aerobonus pilot, Yahu instrument panel and Ultracast exhausts. The decals are from Begamot. Pilot is Marcel Albert from the Normandie-Nieman Group.
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George Henderson said on September 4, 2017
Beautiful. Great looking pilot as well
John Clark said on September 5, 2017
Thank you, George
DE4EVER said on September 5, 2017
🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
Clearly this is a good example of a well researched aircraft.
Your attention to details as well as that of the camouflage can be appreciated … the best part … the pilot figure.
Very nice work John.
Thank you, sir
Craig Abrahamson said on September 5, 2017
Very nicely done and presented, John (and I agree with George – myself being practically a novice at painting pilot figures, this one looks outstanding).
Thank you, Craig
Tom Bebout said on September 5, 2017
Nice job John, especially with the pilot. So what’s the name of the cat that seems to enjoy watching you take pics.
By the way, Tom….lost your email, but got your package (and returned your envelope)…thanks again, my friend.
Lol, thank you, Tom. The cat is Orca. He supervises most of my builds with his assistant, Oreo. They are very demanding.
Pedro L. Rocha said on September 5, 2017
Exquisitely made, very good work overall. The pilot is awesome and contributes to the finesse of the diorama. Congrats
Terry Schuler said on September 5, 2017
John, Very nice build on this / looks great ! I have built a couple of these and have really enjoyed these kits, simple yet marvelous little kits, a lot of fun to build.
Thank you, Terry. It’s much less finicky than the Zvezda kit. Simpler is better for me.
David A. Thomas said on September 5, 2017
Really nice work. Wow.
Thank you, David
Greg Kittinger said on September 5, 2017
A great build. Very nicely finished, especially the detail on the pilot – adds nice dimension to the project.
Thank you, Greg
Robert Royes said on September 5, 2017
Excellent work, nice presentation on an interesting piece of history.
Thank you, Robert
Rapid27 said on September 5, 2017
Nice job on this Yak, congratulations
Thank you, Eric
david leigh-smith said on September 5, 2017
Thanks for sharing this, John. I really like the way you have presented the display; do you mount this on the wall? If so, how do you fix the Yak to the base?
Thank you, David. It’s meant to lie flat on a shelf. I just wanted a way to incorporate the model, ground work, and photos in one presentation. I like incorporating the history into my builds.
I love the style of incorporating the model, original photos, and some historical biography. I think it’d also look great (and save considerable space) mounted on the wall – might have to look into that; thanks.
Louis Gardner said on September 5, 2017
This is a very nice build. I also like how you have incorporated a little history and a photograph in the display. Your pilot looks great too !!!
Thank you, Louis
Brett Peacock said on September 5, 2017
That looks really great. I have the Eduard and ZVezda kits in 1/48 and the 1/32 Special Hobby Yak 3 also.
One query: I bought the Bergemot sheets for both scales. What are they like to apply? Any trick and traps? (the 1/48 set has 40 plus options and the 1/32 set about 25 options to choose from)
Hello Brett no thank you. The Bergemot decals were a little finicky…probably because I haven’t used them before. I used the micro scale products on them and got a little silvering on the stencils. In all likelihood user error on my part though. I found the fit of the Eduard kit better than Zvezda but less derailed. I built the Zvezda kit also and the surface detail was so fine it just about disappeared under primer.
Sorry Brett, that should read “and” thank you.
Andreas Fey said on September 6, 2017
Realy like this one, great job John!
John Clark said on September 6, 2017
Thank you, Andreas
George Williams said on September 7, 2017
Great posting, John, the setting, and the pilot, really show off the model.
John Clark said on September 7, 2017
Tony Prince said on September 10, 2017
Nice one John. Great photos too.
John Clark said on September 11, 2017
Thank you, Tony.
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