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1/48 Zvezda Lavockin La-5

April 17, 2019 · in Aviation · · 20 Comments

Eskadrilya Valeriy Chklov of 11 GIAP, winter 1942/43. Cockpit enhanced with photo etch parts. Akan paints used over all surfaces including cockpit. White distemper paint was sprayed using the "salt" technique. Aerial wires done with stretched sprue, which is what I use exclusively on all my builds. Fly tying lead wire used for brake lines. Aftermarket decals from .

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20 responses

  1. These Lavochkin were ungainly planes in the ground but deadly foes on the air. Nice work Dale, especially the uneven white distemper coat. How did the AML decals behaved? I’ve always found them suspicious on the sheet to be honest

  2. Lovely work that shows a nice touch, Dale. Those soft lines are really pleasing to eye and the tonal variation is terrific. Great modeling.


  3. Those Zvezda La-5 and La-5FN kits are real beauties. You have a great result here.

  4. Beautifully done - love the distemper, and the weathering is superb!

  5. Came out nice, Dale...I like the technique(s) used - good job!

  6. distemper perfect...great scheme

  7. GR8 - well done!

  8. Just fantastic. Wow.

  9. The camouflage job is inspiring.

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