Eduard 1/48 Yak-3 Normandie Niemen
Petite and lightweight, with its high power-to-weight ratio, the Yak proved to be a formidable dogfighter.
This is the now venerable Eduard kit of this important plane. I can recall how positively this kit was received by the modeling community upon its debut a good two decades ago.
I decided to finish it as Commandant Louis Delfino's plane of the Normandie Niemen Group.
I went a tad heavier on weathering and, especially, engine and gun gases staining, kind of presenting a dramatic effect...might not be totally out of place, taking into account the harsh harsh harsh conditions those planes were subjected to...
If you are interested to read some more about the build, and also some linked history of the type and the famous Normandie Niemen Group, please refer to the full review at my beloved site Modelingmadness:
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