[gallery] La-5FN Modelik

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by KPawel, May 22, 2008.

  1. KPawel

    KPawel New Member

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    Hello everyobdy!

    I'd like to show some photos of my recently completed card model, famous soviet Lavochkin La-5FN:

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    Finally, in its final destination under the ceiling:

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    I'll be looking forward to any comments :)

    Greetings,
    Pawel
  2. col. kurtz

    col. kurtz Member

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    LOOKS REALLY GOOD DID YOU AIRBRUSH OR PAINT IT ONCE BUILT ? IT LOOKS SO REALISTIC :thumb:
  3. KPawel

    KPawel New Member

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    The model is mostly in its natural printed colors, although I 'rubbed in' some dry chalks powder on some areas to mask joints and damages to the print. Finally the model was covered with acrylic varnish to get it look less 'paper'.
  4. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

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    It most definitely doesn't look like paper.
    That could easily pass as plastic.

    Top notch.:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
    (mucha nie siada)

    :wave:
  5. SCEtoAux

    SCEtoAux Member

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    Looks real good. The rubbed in chalk and the protective spray gives it a nice realistic look. :thumb:
  6. Wily

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    Amazing

    Frankly, I'm blown-away with the finish - excellent work!!
  7. dansls1

    dansls1 Member

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    She's a beaut - thanks for sharing ;)
  8. Nemesis7485

    Nemesis7485 Member

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    That really is an excellent looking model. Marvelous job.

    What make of acrylic varnish did you use?
  9. lriera

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    It looks awesome. It really doesn't seem build with paper.

    Great.
  10. KPawel

    KPawel New Member

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    Thanks for your very nice comments :)
    Nemesis7485 - the brand I used was 'Amsterdam' matt varnish from 'Talens' (spray).
  11. Nemesis7485

    Nemesis7485 Member

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    Thanks for the info, Pawel. I'll be getting me some of that.
  12. exzealot

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    Wow! I am also blown away!. I like the way you engraved the panel lines and rivets.

    Beautiful job!

    Ken
  13. Romanator

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    There are no seams! How is it possible! I never imagined such compound curves could be possible. Great work. :thumb: How do you do it?
  14. :thumb:Very very nice indeed. Keep it up and you will be an expert in no time.-------Just kidding!! You are already an expert :p
  15. mgolovanov

    mgolovanov New Member

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    Excellent model. What paints did you use for colouring the cut edges of the paper?
  16. KPawel

    KPawel New Member

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    Thank you :)
    For the edges I use the "Tempera" paints (I'm not sure how they call it in english) - they are water-soluble paints which you can mix on a pallette to obtain desired colour and dry it out. It is then ready to use by rubbing the wet brush on it.

    Greetings,
    Pawel
  17. cjwalas

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    Beautiful job! The finish is absolutely excellent. A most impressive effort!
    Chris
  18. I.Nicolae

    I.Nicolae I.Nicolae

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    I dont have any questions,I just wnat to say: GREAT JOB !!!!!!


  19. ustercluck

    ustercluck New Member

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    excellent job on one of my favorite planes
  20. gregh

    gregh Member

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    very very nice build. thank you for the pictures and finishing tips