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Lavochkin La-7

by Randy Lutz

 

Lavochkin La-7

 


Eduard's (Gavia's) 1/48 scale La-7 is available online from Squadron.com

 

Introduction

 

Here is my Gavia 1/48 scale Lavochkin La-7.

 

 

It is finished in the markings of Captain Pavel Golovachev of the 9th Guards Fighter Air Regiment, 303rd Fighter Aviation Division while based in Lithuania during December 1944.

 

Construction

 

Aside from the vacuform sliding canopy, the model is built to comply with IPMS Out of the Box rules:

Fuselage

  • antenna wires made from stretched sprue

  • gun barrels drilled out

  • gun charging handles hollowed out

  • sliding canopy replaced with vacuform hood

 



Wings

  • pitot tube drilled out

  • supercharger intakes opened out

     

Painting and Markings

 

The model was painted with Xtracolor X254 Basaltgrau RAL7012, X129 Dark Grey FS16081 and Humbrol 47 Sea Blue 62.

 

 

All markings are kit decals. The model is weathered with chalk pastels

 

 

References

 

  • Lavockin La-7, MBI Books

  • Eagles of the East, No. 1, Fighting Lavochkin by Aviation International

  • Squadron In Action No. 169 La 5/7 Fighters

  • VVS web site

A complete build review article on this model may be appearing in an upcoming issue of SAMI.
 

 

Additional Images

 

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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2003 by Randy Lutz
Page Created 29 September, 2003
Last Updated 17 March, 2004

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