Lavochkin La-5 KP models 1/72 captain Kostylev
one more finished last days. Russian La-5 fighter of Hero of the Soviet Union G. Kostylev.
New mold from KP, much better than old one but still require lot of attention during work especially around front of fuselage (which i did not managed god enough), but in general big improvement over the previous model.
I finished it in (for me) , most interesting and unusual version for soviet planes, in mix of AMT11 and 12 upper parts, and big mounts on front of the engine.
It was written that pilot Captain Kostylev, of the 3rd Guards Fighter Regiment, Leningrad, flew on that plane in 1945. According history facts, he flew this plane, but maybe once on an exhibition-honorary flight. Namely, on that occasion, his colleagues gave him this already obsolete plane specially painted for the occasion and cameras, and after delivery it ended up in the museum. Kostylev did not have a single combat flight on it. This is general how machine is presented in the museum, so minimal weathering on the model.
Thank you for looking and …pictures.
Best regards to all