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1/48 Scale Russian "L A- 7"

WOW!...Not much to say about this model except that it was a WW-II Russian Fighter. I only have 6 images of it to post. The option say it was built in 1993 and I have no idea who the kit maker was.

I was using paints back then and ladies long black hair for my antenna wires. The hair stay's tight over all these year's.


5 additional images. Click to enlarge.

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  1. Another nice one, the question is how'd you get the donated hair.

    • Ok robert:

      THE DONATED HAIR: The long "donated-hair" comes from a long story.

      I left my home in Ohio and went to California in 1959 to help my grandma. While there I met a young girl that was living nearby who was from American Samoa which was located in the South Pacific half way between Hawaii and New Zealand. She had 4 foot long black hair. I married her a few year's later in San Francisco, CA. We moved back to Ohio in 1962, then we went to Samoa where I worked on making films for CPB/PBS television. We came back to California in 1977 and I started building plastic models that year until I retired in 2016.

      I got tired of stretching sprue for my antenna wires, so I used sewing thread, but it looked too thick. I found some of my wife's loose hair in the waste basket...the
      rest is history.

      I'm sure you can find a lady who has hair that is about 12" long... Just ask her for a few strands...

  2. This one looks just as nice as your Accurate Miniatures Yak-1 on ski's. I have built one of these Lagg kits around the same time as you built yours, maybe a few years later ? Mine was made by Hobbycraft. I think that one might have also been made in 1/48 scale by another company called LTD going from memory, and it was an earlier Lagg -3 with a V-12.

    Well done my friend !

  3. A great build as your Yak-1, Rodney.
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. A beautiful build.
    Well done.

  5. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Very nice work and finish Rodney.

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