VVS Fighters - I-153 & Yak1

VVS Fighters - I-153 & Yak1

Postby Chris S » 27 Apr 2014

The I-153 is the old Heller kit reboxed by SMER. It is an old (1982) simple kit and it went together well. The decals used are those that came with it. I added the RS-82 rockets which come with the launch rails in a nice after-market set made by AML. The pilot figure is by Liberation Miniatures.

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Second is the A-Models Yak-1. Being a limited run kit it was a bit of a challenge to build, but on the positive side I learnt a lot, both modelling skills and about the limits of my patience. Lots of filler and sanding. I wanted to portray the aircraft used by Mikhail Baranov (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Baranov) and bought the decal set by AML, who I understood to be a good manufacturer. They have come out OK, but are over thick, silvered along many of their edges and failed to respond to Micro Sol and wouldn't conform to surface detail. I'm a bit disappointed. Another manufacturer to add to the 'No, no.' list.

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Re: VVS Fighters - I-153 & Yak1

Postby Taylor » 27 Apr 2014

Chris, they are superb, fantastic entry :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:

The face of the pilot is stunning :good:
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Re: VVS Fighters - I-153 & Yak1

Postby MonsterMash » 27 Apr 2014

Very nice. Got to admit I can see what you mean about the decals on the Yak.
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Re: VVS Fighters - I-153 & Yak1

Postby panzerfaust200 » 27 Apr 2014

:clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
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Re: VVS Fighters - I-153 & Yak1

Postby Yekke » 27 Apr 2014

Lovely work mate! :good: :good: :good:
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Re: VVS Fighters - I-153 & Yak1

Postby Piers » 27 Apr 2014

Nice!
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Re: VVS Fighters - I-153 & Yak1

Postby Richard » 27 Apr 2014

very nice, clean and crisp, great looking face on the pilot
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Re: VVS Fighters - I-153 & Yak1

Postby Ray » 27 Apr 2014

Nice.
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Postby tinned fruit » 27 Apr 2014

Lovely looking work.

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Re: VVS Fighters - I-153 & Yak1

Postby panzerfaust200 » 27 Apr 2014

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Re: VVS Fighters - I-153 & Yak1

Postby mausmann » 27 Apr 2014

Lovely work Chris!......... :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
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Postby cuckoo » 27 Apr 2014

Excellent work!!!
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Re: VVS Fighters - I-153 & Yak1

Postby Sgt Rock » 28 Apr 2014

Excellent work . Love the way you paint out the copit on the Yak 1 :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :good: :cool:
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Re: VVS Fighters - I-153 & Yak1

Postby start_the_purple » 29 Apr 2014

Missed this - gorgeous! :good: The pilot's face is seriously good :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
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Re: VVS Fighters - I-153 & Yak1

Postby rivers3162 » 29 Apr 2014

These look fantastic, especially the face of the pilot as others have said. The Yak is really nice too :thumbsup:
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Postby bettybaphomet » 01 May 2014

Serious stuff!!!
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Re: VVS Fighters - I-153 & Yak1

Postby panzerfaust200 » 02 May 2014

I keep coming back to these... Simply delightful :yahoo: :yahoo:
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Re: VVS Fighters - I-153 & Yak1

Postby Arvaker » 02 May 2014

Fabolous! :clapping:
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Re: VVS Fighters - I-153 & Yak1

Postby Chris S » 02 May 2014

Thanks everyone for such nice comments :hello:
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Re: VVS Fighters - I-153 & Yak1

Postby rct75001 » 02 May 2014

These are great looking aircraft
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