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Jeff Groves
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Arma Yakovlev Yak-1b

July 23, 2021 · in Aviation · · 8 · 2.5K

I was so impressed with Arma's FM-2 Wildcats that I ordered a couple of their 's from Hannants. This is kit 70027, their “Expert Set” which contains photoetch and a mask set. The parts are of the highest quality with beautiful surface detail, both raised and recessed. The PE fret is not required to build the kit but adds to the detail. Adding fuel to the fire was the decal sheet ED 72007 “Yak Attack” from . I was vacillating between which two of the three markings to use, but my dilemma was solved when I found a third kit at the Rosco Turner IPMS show for a pittance. I have been quite pleased with everything I've seen from Arma and their Yaks are no exception. They are excellent kits, well detailed and engineered. If you need a “box shaker” to restore your modeling mojo this would make a great choice.

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8 responses

  1. Beauties all! I'm snagging that decal set, and will start looking for some Yaks to build...

  2. Nice trio! that's one way to solve the marking choice.

  3. Nice they all look great, love the markings.

  4. Excellent builds of a beautiful kit, Jeff!

  5. Great work, Jeff, definitely liked.

  6. A beautiful set of Yak's, Jeff.

  7. Nicely done Jeff, and man wasn't the Indy show lots of fun.

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