1/48 Scale YAK-1.
My written comment say that I built this model way back in 2010, therefor @ 89 years old I can not remember everything I did during the building process, however that process stayed the same for about 30 years.
I spruced up the cockpit and I usually leave the canopy open so that you can see everything, but these photos don’t show much of anything that was put into the “PIT.” It appears that I used WALDRON’S instrument dials.
This is my second model that was put into a snow scene as I used regular snow from the hobby shop. My first snow model was ruined as I used white “bacon soda” from our kitchen and when I tried to brush off the soda, it stuck to the paint and even took some of the paint off the model:: (LIVE & LEARN).
By 2010 I was using Tamiya paints in my Badger-200 Internal Mix Airbrush. Two different professional model builders told me to mix any of my paint’s with at least 4 part’s thinner to one part paint. “MAKE YOU PAINT REAL THIN LIKE WATER!” I never had a paint problem, nor did any of my 3 Badger air brushes ever clog up from 1984 to 2016.
The base for the model was made using some 1/4″ & 1/2″ foam board and the boarder pieces were white glued to the base, which kept the snow from falling out.
You will note that I put in ski tracks in the snow!
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