I was poking around in my Fiddlers Green files, and I noticed that their Yak-3 has only 1 model in the "versions" folder - the black and white drawing. I was looking for something to recolor, so this model fit the bill perfectly. From the Wings Palette site, I chose the Yak-3 flown by General Zakharov, commander of the 303rd Fighter Division. Besides being a really cool looking airplane, the illustration had both side and top views, which will help with the camo. I adjusted the scale to 1/72 at printing. I've gotten a little ahead of the thread photos, but haven't had the opportunity to take any more pictures. I'm not happy with the way the canopy looks, so I'm playing around with its profile now. Cool crest - the Soviet version of St George slaying the dragon The wing halves join up at the leading edge. I cut off the tabs and glued in paper Q-tip shafts to form a rounded leading edge. The kit wing fairings were way too short. These have been lengthened to fit. The shape is complicated due to the root scoop, so I cut them into 2 pieces for ease of assembly. Top view showing the camo pattern.