Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Warpaint; Zvezda 1/144 aircarft

      Here are the previously reviewed 1/144 aircraft models from Zvezda. I confess to being to lazy to dig out my airbrush and being too busy to take them to my buddy's house who isn't too lazy to set up his airbrush. I brush-painted them. Not the best job ever but you will get an idea of what they look like in the flesh.

      I can happily report that the decals are very good, thin with a very small surrounding film. The Soviet marking did suffer from register problems the red star being slightly off-center on the white background. I painted my JU-87 and ME-109 for service in the North African or Italian theaters rather than the Eastern Front.

the group shot, they compare well size-wise


the classic ME-109



this model captures the ungainly bulk of the JU-87 well



the terror of the panzers, the IL-2 



the LAGG-3



     My only real complaint is that the models sit too far forward on the base and have an unfortunate tendency to tip over and land on their noses, I will have to glue a buck-shot to the back of the base to balance this out. On future models I probably will end up casting a lead base to glue the upright arm into. 

2 comments:

  1. I'm with you Anton. I understand exactly what you mean by all the hassle to take the airbrush out... mine is permanently out for this very same reason! :-)

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  2. Particularly so when I am dealing with such tiny models. If I were painting a model building or a 1/48 scale kit it might be different, these are just too darn small to justify the effort.

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