Zvevda 1/48th Lavochkin La 5FN

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  1. backtothewind

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    Well finally finished the model after much trail and tribulation in fitting everything in.

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    Finished almost out of the box with just a little extra cockpit detail, seatbelts, levers, etc.
    Painted using White Ensign Paints, they go on easily to dry with a nice satin finish.

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    This is the first model I have had trouble using "Finish" it would not "wet" the transparent parts and did not cover the decals well, I like to seel the decals with a gloss coat before dirtying up the plane. In the end I just wiped it off. Matt finish is by Miniature Paints and it goes on a treat.
    All metal areas were first sprayed with Metal Coat and the dabbed with "Copydex" on a small piece of pan scourer to later be removed with an eraser to give paint chips. I was very pleased how this worked although I think I have overdone it a little.

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    On the whole I am pleased with the result, first VVS plane I think I have done in this scale.
     
  2. Catch22

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    Looks great! I fancy doing one of those.
     
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    Looks very smart and impressive.
     
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    Nice model, doesn't look overdone to me.
     
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    Looks brilliant, backtothewind! I don't think you overdid the paint chips - some of those VVS planes were pretty beat up.

    Venganza
     
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    Looks great....
     
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    Very nice mate!8) :D
     
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    :cool: Well done mate.:thumbleft:
     
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    Nice model.
     
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    I say! Look rather spiffy old sport! Jolly good show and all that rot, carry on chap! :thumbright:
     
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    Great work mate! :)
     
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    Nice work! Thanks.
     
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    Thanks guys ............. much appreciated.

    It's good taking piccies of a "finished" model 'cus you then see all the bits you haven't finished ............. like the radiator grill !!!!!!!!!! :oops:

    Ah well where's the paint brushes:lol:
     
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    Lovely birdski! Nice weathering :thumbleft:
     
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    Excellent job!
     
  17. Jgonzalez

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    Awsome!! Congratulation!! definately better than mine :oops: :oops:
     
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    @ Jgonzalez. Thanks, but rememeber we all just try and do the best with the experience we have. :D

    I think you said that was your eight model ..................... I started when I was about 10 years old ......................... hate to admit it but I'm now 60 :eek: ...................... a lot of models have flown under the bridge since then.

    I hope that didn't sound patronising, it wasn't meant to.
     
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    Not at all. I'm "just" 32... Still a very good model even for any pro.
     
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