Encore Yakovlev Yak-9 Build in 1/72 Scale Part II

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The wing joint took a lot of filling, I used several applications of Perfect Plastic Putty to get it smooth. I also used the PPP to blend the Falcon vacuform canopy, which was a vast improvement over the kit piece.
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Here is the underside after filling with superglue and sanding. The position of the radiator and the cockpit opening is dependent on the type of Yak-9 being built.
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The model was primed with Mr. Surfacer 1000. You can see by the sanding that the wing root required multiple applications of filler to finally smooth out.
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This model was finished in the AMT 12 / 11 / 7 scheme mixed from Mr. Color paints. The dark gray faded quickly and could be lighter than I’ve shown here, but I like the contrast.
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Decals were spares from the Arma Yak-1 kits with the exception of the emblem on the nose, which is from the Begemot Yak-7 sheet.
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I substituted spare wheels from Eduard’s La-5 kit and replaced the pitot tube and gun barrels with Albion tube.
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Well, it can be built! The Yak-9 was in service with several nations well into the 1950’s and had a production run of over 15,000. It’s surprising that there isn’t a new tool kit, you’d think it would be a natural for a company like Zvezda.  I like the way it turned out, but then again I am not a VVS expert so the shortcomings don’t jump out at me.

More finished pictures here: https://inchhighguy.wordpress.com/2021/08/10/encore-yakovlev-yak-9-in-1-72-scale/

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