**** DONE: 1/48 LaGG 3 Series 11 - Winter War / Eastern War WWII

Discussion in '#23 Winter War / Eastern Front WWII' started by Jeff Hunt, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. Jeff Hunt

    Jeff Hunt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2012
    Messages:
    2,813
    Likes Received:
    397
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Occupation:
    Retired Police Officer
    Location:
    Guelph Ontario Canada
    #1 Jeff Hunt, Aug 6, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 18, 2014
    User Name: Jeff Hunt
    Name: Jeff
    Category: Novice
    Kit: ICM Kit# 48093
    Scale: 1/48
    Accessories:Out of the Box


    Cheers,

    Jeff
     
  2. Hartmann52

    Hartmann52 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Messages:
    250
    Likes Received:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Occupation:
    Lecturer
    Location:
    Україна - Ukraine
    Jeff Hunt, for this kit has a great set of Vektor. Will not use it?
     
  3. Jeff Hunt

    Jeff Hunt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2012
    Messages:
    2,813
    Likes Received:
    397
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Occupation:
    Retired Police Officer
    Location:
    Guelph Ontario Canada
    Time to create my post for my second build. I picked up this kit off the clearance table at my local hobby shop for $20.00 and thought it would be a good addition to the group build.

    I will be building this aircraft as shown on the box which was a Series 11 LaGG 3 flown by Capt V. Mironov of the 609th IAP, Afrikanda ( Murmansk) during the summer of 1942.


    IMG_0005.JPG

    IMG_0006.JPG

    IMG_0007.JPG


    I know nothing about Capt. Mironov and very little about the LaGG 3 other than it was made of wood and was outclassed by 109s and 190s. It should be a good learning experience. I have never built n ICM kit before so I am curious about how it will go together.

    Cheers,

    Jeff
     
  4. Jeff Hunt

    Jeff Hunt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2012
    Messages:
    2,813
    Likes Received:
    397
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Occupation:
    Retired Police Officer
    Location:
    Guelph Ontario Canada
    Viktor Petrovich Mironov
    Born 18November1918
    Died 16February 1943
    Hero of the Soviet Union
    1127 Combat Sorties
    25 Aerial combats


    Died while flying a LaGG 5.

    Cheers,

    Jeff
     
  5. fubar57

    fubar57 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Messages:
    11,091
    Likes Received:
    1,046
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Heavy Equipment Operator
    Location:
    Jungles of Canada
    Here's all I have on the innards Jeff...

    jeff.JPG jeff2.JPG

    ...perhaps someone will verify the I.P. color.

    Geo
     
  6. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    25,150
    Likes Received:
    960
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Calgary
    Good addition Jeff. I have not built this particular kit before but almost always do a google search for reviews on the kit which usually results in some good information before you build. Here are a few worth a read:

    ICM 1/48 LaGG-3 Series 1-4, by Jonathan Prestidge
    ICM 1/48 LaGG-3 series 1-4, by Tom Cleaver
    IPMS Kit Review: ICM 1/48 LaGG-3

    I can offer this from personal experience: be wary of the decals as those from all ICM kits I've built to date have been extremely stiff and practically useless.
     
  7. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    25,150
    Likes Received:
    960
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Calgary
    Crossed posts with George. Love the Lazyboy seat!
     
  8. Wurger

    Wurger Siggy Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    47,655
    Likes Received:
    1,487
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A retired military Navigator/ATC, FIS controller
    Location:
    Poland
    Looking interesting.
     
  9. rochie

    rochie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2006
    Messages:
    14,633
    Likes Received:
    421
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Head chef
    Location:
    billingham nr middlesbrough uk
    nice one Jeff, have done this one and it go's together very well as i remember !
    the only thing i had trouble with is a flat plate that go's into the radiator on the belly i could not work out from the instructions how it fitted so i left it out and you cannot notice anyway !

    Andy is correct about the ICM decals, though the ones from this kit worked quite well for me though
     
  10. destrozas

    destrozas Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    2,344
    Likes Received:
    55
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    electromechanical assembly
    goooood !!!!!!!!, i like this plane
     
  11. Vic Balshaw

    Vic Balshaw Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Messages:
    13,125
    Likes Received:
    217
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Canberra
    Good one Jeff.
     
  12. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    51,168
    Likes Received:
    847
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
    Bring it on Jeff.
     
  13. Jeff Hunt

    Jeff Hunt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2012
    Messages:
    2,813
    Likes Received:
    397
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Occupation:
    Retired Police Officer
    Location:
    Guelph Ontario Canada
    and away we go......


    IMG_0087.JPG


    IMG_0088.JPG


    IMG_0089.JPG


    IMG_0090.JPG


    IMG_0091.JPG

    Not very many pieces to this one so it should move along quite smartly as time allows.


    Cheers,

    Jeff
     
  14. Wurger

    Wurger Siggy Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    47,655
    Likes Received:
    1,487
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A retired military Navigator/ATC, FIS controller
    Location:
    Poland
  15. Jeff Hunt

    Jeff Hunt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2012
    Messages:
    2,813
    Likes Received:
    397
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Occupation:
    Retired Police Officer
    Location:
    Guelph Ontario Canada
    #15 Jeff Hunt, Aug 12, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2014
    This one is coming together very quickly as there are not a whole lot of pieces to put together. The wing fuselage joint was tricky and most assemblies have required some putty work to seal gaps. I managed to drop a jar onto the clear canopy pieces and have broken the main canopy piece in half. Hopefully I will be able to make due and the damage will barely be noticeable but I have my doubts. Oh well.

    IMG_0105.JPG IMG_0106.JPG IMG_0107.JPG IMG_0108.JPG IMG_0109.JPG IMG_0110.JPG IMG_0111.JPG IMG_0112.JPG

    I need to clean up some rough edges and clean up some putty bits. Painting will be not to far off so keep checking back.

    Cheers,

    jeff
     
  16. fubar57

    fubar57 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Messages:
    11,091
    Likes Received:
    1,046
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Heavy Equipment Operator
    Location:
    Jungles of Canada
    Another quick build Jeff. Seems to be a bad day for clear parts as I snapped one of my GB#22 PBY blisters.

    Geo
     
  17. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    25,150
    Likes Received:
    960
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Calgary
    Too bad about the canopy. Otherwise, coming together alright.
     
  18. Wurger

    Wurger Siggy Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    47,655
    Likes Received:
    1,487
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A retired military Navigator/ATC, FIS controller
    Location:
    Poland
  19. parsifal

    parsifal Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2008
    Messages:
    10,676
    Likes Received:
    676
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Urban Design/Strategic Studies Tutor
    Location:
    Orange NSW
    good work so far.
     
  20. Jeff Hunt

    Jeff Hunt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2012
    Messages:
    2,813
    Likes Received:
    397
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Occupation:
    Retired Police Officer
    Location:
    Guelph Ontario Canada
    Here is how she looks at the end of today. I tried free hand air brushing for a soft demarcation line for the two tone green but I masked the green top / blue bottom.

    IMG_0004.JPG


    Cheers,

    Jeff
     
Loading...

Share This Page