**** DONE: 1/72 LA-5FN VVS Group build

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  1. magnu

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    #1 magnu, Feb 11, 2011
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    Username Magnu
    Name Lewis
    Category 2 Intermediate
    Kit Zeveda
    Scale 1/72
    Extras None
    Refeernces Osprey aviation 3 Soviet aces of WWII



    Iwill be doing this one as white 15 flown by Captain P. Likholetov of 159th
    fighter regiment summer 1944.
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    Another build of the La-5FN fighter. Great....:thumbright:

    According to a profile of the plane I found, the spinner should be white painted.
     
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    Yep both spinner and rudder are white.
     
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    Nice camo on this one. This is the profile I have -
     

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    Typical Zvezda's assembling instructions - all steps shown on one drawing. :)
    Nice choice though. I've build their MiG-3 in 1/72nd scale and it needed a lot of filling on wing-fuselage joints. Hope their La-5 fits better. Looking forward to your build.
     
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    Snap.............Great on Lewis, we must be reading the same reviews but I did note that one has to be careful with the detail as to what can and what cannot be seen and I note no star on the upper wing surface.
     
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    Looking forward to the build Lewis.
     
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    Made a start on the pre painting
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  11. magnu

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    Made a start on the assembly instruction sheet one pic does all is a PITA
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    Wow, this won't take long! It this rate you can build a squadron. Good going, Lewis.
     
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    Quick work.........
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    I'm gonna do an La-7, the white 27 job. I've been looking for the color for the cockpit, where did you get the color number from, and what color is it??????
     
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    The pit colour was a mix of RAF azure blue and Tamyia XF19 sky grey with a wash of Rail match weathered black cribbed from a build review of a 1/48 Zeveda LA5 FN on the net. So done slightly lighter for scale effect.

    Bit more progress test fit of fuselage halves and wings the large gap in the fuselage/wing joint mostly disappears when the dihedral is set.
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    Fuselage,wings and empenage together ready for filling the gaps the worst of which is along the port wing root
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    Looking good Lewis! You're moving right along.
     
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    nice progress Lewis, got a couple of pictures of this bird, will post them a bit later if i get chance
     
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    With all here. Keep working on..:)
     
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    Cheers all
    Bit more progress, gave it a quick blast of colour to show up any gaps that still needed attention and sorted them also added the two pins in the wings which I assume are gear indicators, should have put them in when the wings went together Doh! didn't spot it in the one diag. instructions so put them in upside down and sawed off the base when dry
    will now have to wait to get the colours sorted before I can start spraying.
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    I'm not sure if there were these gear indicatotrs located. I have to check that.
     
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