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World War II: Soviet Union
Russian aircraft of WWII
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La-5FN Zvezda 1/48
KamilS
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Krakow, Poland
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Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 - 07:40 AM UTC
Hi
This is one of aircrafts i'm working on. It's OOB Zvezda's kit. It's superb! Lot of delicate details, everything fits good. In a future i'm going tu build another one with some PEs and resin engine, but this one is built to recognize Zvezda's kit.
Some WIP pics:












And airbrushed:






upper engine cover plate is mounted, but not glued. It is the only part that have to by scratched a little to better fit
alpha_tango
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Germany
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Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 - 08:14 PM UTC
Kamil that looks really nice!!

...the weathering looks a bit artificial to my eye (maybe you are trying the "Spanish school" or color modulation) it still is very cool and if you like it that way it is close to perfect!

keep up the great work!

all the best

Steffen
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Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 - 08:21 PM UTC
Hi Kamil
Looks like another superb build. Keep us posted with your progress.
tim
KamilS
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Posted: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 10:12 AM UTC
Thanks
decals and delicate wash applied





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Posted: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 10:37 AM UTC
Your build here is looking great Kamil, the weathering is very effective.

Cheers, D
KamilS
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Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 07:06 AM UTC
thank you

some weathering with tensocromes and thinned acrylics















now its time for pigments
KamilS
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Krakow, Poland
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Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 08:15 AM UTC
..and finished:















comments are welcome
chukw1
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California, United States
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Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 09:49 AM UTC
Beutiful work,Kamil! I very much apprecite the volumetric effects of your shading- it adds such a sense of scale to such a small model. I like my planes dirty, too- cheers1

chuk
dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 12:48 PM UTC
An excelent work Kamil
TedMamere
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Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 06:52 PM UTC
Hi Kamil,


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I very much apprecite the volumetric effects of your shading- it adds such a sense of scale to such a small model.



Like Chuck I like your model very much. Would you mind if I use the pictures for a photo feature for the site?

What did you use for the aerial wire? In some pictures it is straight and in others it seems to be sagging a little...

Jean-Luc
KamilS
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Krakow, Poland
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Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 11:28 PM UTC

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I very much apprecite the volumetric effects of your shading- it adds such a sense of scale to such a small model.



Thank you Chuk!
It is possible to scratch and drill surfaces to made 'tired surfaces'. But it is visible only if eye and light are on special angles. If it is painted, whole surface is 'artistik', 'lives', regardless of lightning etc..



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Would you mind if I use the pictures for a photo feature for the site?



the pleasure will be entirely mine


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What did you use for the aerial wire? In some pictures it is straight and in others it seems to be sagging a little...



Aerial wire is made with polyester thread, on first two pictures antenna is bend a little (and there is no pitot's tube too :>). Now it's corrected

Thanks again for your kind words
~kamil
Marak99
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Posted: Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 11:07 PM UTC
Thanks for producing this, it's beautiful build of a great kit. Though the crew chief is probably going to be shot for dereliction of duty. ;-)


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upper engine cover plate is mounted, but not glued. It is the only part that have to by scratched a little to better fit



Yeah, that's pretty much accurate for the real plane as well.

james84
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Roma, Italy
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Posted: Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 11:18 PM UTC
Fantastic!
I have to get one!
How is the box art?
erwin_rommel
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Brest, Belarus
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Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 08:48 AM UTC
Awful weathering killed the model
KamilS
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Krakow, Poland
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Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 09:47 AM UTC
Did you think that planes have to be clean as can be seen on propaganda pictures?
Roxter
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Rigas, Latvia
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Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 12:27 AM UTC
Nicely built, but weathering is little bit overdone for my taste as well. I'd rather concentrate on soot and scratches:







If we're talking on aircraft pictures as a reference material I'd kindly ask to disclose any pictures of VVS a/c with oil/fuel leaking under/from antenna mast, cockpit area, etc.
DougN1
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 02:01 AM UTC
I don't know if it was Kamil's intent, but to me it looks like an aircraft that just landed on a very muddy airfield. I've seen photos of aircraft landing/taking off on wet airfields and the muddy water from the large puddles can be seen spraying everywhere.

Doug
lespauljames
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Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 02:11 AM UTC
I can't comment on the accuracy of the weathering, but to pull it off you must have some skills!! really nice one, Zvezda you say. May be my next aircraft, not too sure yet.

Dimitar
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Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 04:04 AM UTC
Kamil, very nice work! You have skills, my friend!
The Zvezda offering is a real gem for any collection. Definitely one of my forthcoming builds.
As for the weathering - may be a little overdone in places but it strongly reminds me of an aircraft which flew through the debris of a enemy shot few seconds before.
You remember the IAF Mirage IIICJ which flew through the fireball of a MiG? Instead of a sparkling all metal finish it was almost black.