La-7 finished.

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    #1 machine shop tom, Feb 15, 2010
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    I wanted to get this one done so I could try to decide on what to do next. I winged it without some small parts or directions; it's been moved around a few times over a few months and some stuff got lost.

    I was having WAY too much fun dirtying it up........
     

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    Nice work Tom.
     
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    Very nice.
    Ed
     
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    Is that Khozedub's (sp?) markings on that Lavochkin? Great looking model, btw.
    Derek
     
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    Nice one Tom!!
     
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    Nop it isn't .It is Lt.Col. S.F Dolgushin's La7. He was the commander of the 156th IAP of the 21th IAD.


    Looking very good Tom. However you have missed red-white strips on the fin and rudder of the machine.
    Like in the colour profile ...source Lavochkin La-7 1/48 kit no 8461 Eduard Weekend edition
     

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    #11 machine shop tom, Feb 16, 2010
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    I believe they are Lt. Colonel S.F. Dolgushin's.

    I had to fudge the tail markings, the original decal just didn't want to work for me. I "borrowed" the star from my son's Academy MiG-29 Fulcrum kit.

    I'l try to post a pic of the proper look later today.

    Edit to add:

    Never mind. The all-powerful Wurger got it for me! (Thanks, Wurger)

    Yep, that's the kit.

    I can see also where some of the parts go that I didn't have the directions for........


    tom
     
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    You'r welcome Tom. Glad to see a such nice model made by you.:D

    BTW... Please don't forget about these silver metal brackets on the engine cowling.
     
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    Nice work Tom
     
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    Nicely done!
     
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    Right!

    You just want to see if I can tape a VERY thin line............

    tom
     
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    Not at all....I don't.:lol: But without these lines it might be like a modeller without a leg. :lol:
     
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    Your'e right, it does look better with the cowling bands colored.........
     

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    I really like that, I need to build a couple of Russian Fighters myself.
     
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    It's interesting that the German FW190 evolved into an in-line from a radial engine design , while the Russian Lagg 3 morphed into the radial La-5, La-7 and later versions.

    tom
     
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    It seems that the reason for that was the same.All straight engines were needed for other aircraft at that moment.

    Yep.. she looks really better Tom. :thumbright:
     
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