I get inspired by the planes I fly in flight simulators. Go figure. I've flown the LaGG-3 in IL2-GB and hated every minute of it. Once I stepped up to the La-5 I had something approaching the same revelatory moment pilots had when they traded i[...]
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 ma[...]
My April no-frills build. This one took more than a month as it turned out to be a putty monster. The wing root areas took several applications of putty and sanding to get them to look good. Fortunately, the wings didn’t have a lot of panel line[...]
The Lavochkin La-5 was developed from the earlier LaGG-1 and LaGG-3 fighters, which suffered from too-heavy airframes and lack of a suitably-powerful engine. They were among the least popular fighters used by the V-VS during the Great Patriotic[...]
Eskadrilya Valeriy Chklov of 11 GIAP, winter 1942/43. Cockpit enhanced with Eduard photo etch parts. Akan paints used over all surfaces including cockpit. White distemper paint was sprayed using the "salt" technique. Aerial wires done with st[...]
Well, the pics were taken quite a few years ago, and depict some of the then still survivors from my aircraft building "golden age", many, many moons ago (between 35 to 40 years ago!) .
All these, and at least as many as these (mainly aircr[...]
Set La-5 models 1/72 Prop & Jet drew his preparedness and beauty.
Now I can add your opinion about the pros and cons of the set:
Wing given one piece, greatly simplifies the life of the modeler,
Beautiful study of surface texture[...]
La-5FN was one of the best fighter airplanes of the middle of WWII, and it was a late and the last version of La-5 before La-7. This version has a direct injection of fuel into cylinders for temporary boosting. Many aces flew this type of La-5 [...]
1/48 Zvezda LA-5FN Piloted by junior Lieutenant Sergey Kramarenko 19th Fighter Regiment, Spring 1944.
In 1941, to integrate the cumbersome Shvetsov ASh-82 (M-82) engine into the frame of the LaGG-3 to build LA-5 was not a small matter and it costs the life to some Russian test pilots. The new machine required many improvements (cooling, leak f[...]