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[...]
I would like to present one of my works recently. Even the finish was not up to my expectations due to the color is a little bit off, the chipping is incorrect at some panel but overall I'm happy with it. The kit is the La-5 from Zvez[...]
The Lavochkin La-5 was developed from the earlier LaGG-1 and LaGG-3 fighters, which had 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 Patri[...]