Yak-1b (Arma Hobby 1/72)
Yak-1b of a soviet ace Boris Yeremin (Борис Ерёмин), winter 42-43 year, Stalingrad. This is a new model kit of a Polish manufacturer Arma Hobby, released just a month ago. I’ve pre-ordered it back in August, and I’ve got a full kit plus overtrees for another one as a bonus, so this model is a “test” (decal sheet has all items needed for two). The test went really smoothly – without any doubts it’s a one of the best kits in 1/72 scale I’ve built. Good fit, quality decals, six paint options, reasonable PE parts (not required if you don’t like PE). Excellent option for a relaxed “weekend” build. Also, I do like this “one sprue” tradition – all kits by Arma Hobby has one and only one styrene sprue (not counting clear parts of course).
Model was painted using AKAN paints – MK-7 for white and A-14 for interior and a wheel bay. The reason why white doesn’t look worn-out is that this paint was not a temporary white usually applied in the field, but a special winter paint applied on the repair station. Another one interesting fact is that photos of this particular aircraft show it was all white, not just upper surfaces.
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