Eduard Lavochkin La-7 in 1/72 Scale

Here is the Eduard Lavochkin La-7.  The Dual Combo and Limited Edition boxes contain colored PE and masks, the Limited Edition also has a PE fret for dropped flaps.  There is only a single sprue but it allows for building either the two- or three-gun versions.  I replaced the kit spinners with resin ones from SBS as the shape is more accurate.  Sidewall detail is faint and adding the PE does little to bulk it up.  I added additional depth with Evergreen.   I also added Evergreen to the wheelwells to simulate the ducting from the wing inlets visible there.  There is a gap into the well which needs filling or you can see in through the wing inlets.

The markings are for an La-7 of Major Sultan Amet-Khan HSU x 2, 9 GIAP, East Prussia, December 1944.  Amet-Khan was credited with 30 individual and 19 shared victories.  The metal panels behind the exhausts were painted Alclad Aluminum with Alclad Steel discoloration.  The metal cowl bands are kit decals.