Amodel’s Yak-17 Feather in 1/72
After viewing Marvin’s excellent Sukhoi, I thought I’d share what I call my Bird of a Different Feather. This is Amodel’s Yak-17 which, until I spotted the kit, had never heard of before. The build had it’s challenges; nothing a moderately experienced builder can’t handle. It’s essentially OOB. I added some random bits to the cockpit to busy it up.
Paint is by Mission Models (MMP), which has a bit of a learning curve. Once I discovered you have to use THEIR primer (as far as I can figure), things went quite well. The Yak-17 was relegated to trainer status shortly after the ubiquitous MiG-15 proved its mettle. I wanted this plane to resemble a well used trainer, like the ones that used to put us fledgling airdales in our place. Thanks for looking, comrades!
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