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Hello all!

I just left this teaser here ;-)

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AAAH! Tell us! Tell us now!

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Okay, I am properly interested!

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Michael, as you are probably aware, Soviet aircraft from WW2 haven't been particularly abundant in 1/144 scale. Indeed, one of the earliest to appear was the Bandai gashapon Yak 9D, now long out of production. A recent auction on eBay saw one go for in excess of $US60! Around the same time, Bandai also released an Il-2M3 Sturmovik, again long OOP but at least cheaper to buy than the 9D if you find one on eBay or elsewhere. In more recent years, we have started to see a number of other VVS aircraft appear - the Il-2M and -M3 (F-Toys, Zvezda) I-16 (Armoury, Zvezda, F-Toys, Kami de Koro resin), I-15 (Armoury, Minairons) LaGG-3 (Zvezda), La-5F/FN (KP), Yak-9T (Foxone), Yak UT-1 (Mikro Mir), etc. We've even had a number of diecast Soviet WW2 examples - the Petlyakov Pe-8, Tupolev TB-3 and SB-2. The remaining source of VVS planes in 1/144 has been those which are 3D-printed, most usually available from Shapeways in the US.

Sooooo ... all new additions to our Russian aircraft collections are most welcome, and the Yak-1 is a good place to start! ;)
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Just so's ya knows, there was a metal Yak-1, True North Miniatures, maybe? which suffers the usual shortcomings of cockpit and details inherent in metal models.
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I'll surely get one of these.

Shapeways can do wonders for vehicles and AFVs, but 3d printed airplane models still lack fine detailing and cockpits are non existent.

http://www.kampfgruppe144.com/phpBB3/vi ... =24&t=3178

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Ryan, the only white metal Yak-1 I can find is the one from Creations Chaubet. True North/Old Glory do several VVS aircraft but not the Yak-1. And it's not Reviresco either.
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Ryan, the only white metal Yak-1 I can find is the one from Creations Chaubet
You're probably right; I acquired it with a metal La-5fn (since superseded on my shelf by later, plastic, versions) which resembles the Chaubet creation.
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And this is why we need more VVS aircraft in our scale. SWMBO arcs up over 6 Aussie bucks spent on models. Shall we try $A60+? Shall we try returning from the dead after the Missus shoots us through the head? :shock:
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