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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 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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14 responses

  1. Rodney, @f2g1d
    This is another magnificent build of yours !

    Thanks for sharing your tips of the trade with us. I learned about what not to do using Baking Soda... Using this as a substitute "snow" has crossed my mind on several occasions. Now I know not to do this.

    Well done and I hit the "liked" button too.

  2. Looks great! And don't use flour to simulate snow on train tracks under your Christmas tree! @lgardner.

  3. A real nice build, Rodney.
    Great toothpick idea, thanks for sharing.

  4. That's a great build, Rodney!
    Loved the toothpick trick, too.

  5. Rodney, very attractive looking Yak, looks nice on snow.
    I noticed your mentioned of the Badger 200, my "go to airbrush". I've had mine rebuilt by Badger a couple of times now and its still running great, having owned it going almost 20 years now. I call mine the Ford 150 of airbrushes. Most dependable tool on my bench !

  6. Nice build! I'm a fan of the Winter camo Russian subjects. I've built two of them so far experimenting with the camo weathering techniques. I have two more in my stash for some time in the future, then it will be one big diorama!

    2 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  7. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Nice work Rodney, always love a snow scene.

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