48-505 Yak-1, 7 and 9 (5) White 5 CO Sword Gp red nose;
White 47 with white arrow; Both green camo; White 29 Lt Kizim; White 38
Lt Shokurov; White 32 Maj Chirkov yellow rudder. Grey camo
“The Russians are Here” Part 1 – Yakovlev Tak-1B, 3, 7B, 9P & 9T
Yak-1/7 Pt 2 (5) Yak 1-B Red 12 white a/c; White 28
green/blue; Yak 9 White 17; Red 04; Red 22 all in grey/blue camo
for VVS Aircraft of the GPW
Pavla Resin Upgrade
set for 'Jak-7'
Photoetch details for Yak-9
Squadron Vac Formed
Falcon Clearvax Vac
Formed Canopy (early/late) set 3748
Detail includes seatbelts, cockpit, radiator and undercarriage parts
Gremlin Yak-9 Resin
Moskit Blast Tubes for 12.7mm UB machine
Part Yak-9 Flaps photoetch S48-018
Engines & Things ENG48040 Klimov M-103
Tally Ho Pro-Masks Pre Cut Vinyl Masks
Moskit Exhaust Pipes
Model Point Landing
Cooper Details CD 4835 WWII Russian Fighter Main wheels
Quickboost QB48273 Exhaust
Quickboost QB48274 Control Lever (Joysticks x 3)
The underside of the box shows the
artwork for the Yak-7DI/Yak-9 (early) of Major M. Albert 303 IAP
The bagged sprues, instruction sheet and
decals. Note the clear parts are in the main bag and not stored
Aftermarket Extras - Yak-7 and Yak-9
photoetch set 48-321 for "Jak-7" in their new-style packaging that
Eduard set in their original packaging. There are three of these
yielding four in total - one for each of the Yak-7's I have.
Blast Tubes for 12.7mm UB machine guns for the Yak-7B although you
will have to display this with the engine panels off to see them.
have five of the Moskit Exhaust Pipe sets for Yak-7 but the set also
fits the Yak-1 so I would need seven in total if you include my
Resin Upgrade set for "YaK-7". For a detailed review download
Photoetch Yak-7 Flaps. Purchased in November 2007 from Roll Models.
Clear Vax Canopy Set Number 37.
The Gremlin Yak-9 Resin Conversion Kit
for ICM. Probably better suited to this Kit than the Yak-7
Instructions for this correction set for
Yak-9 D, DD, T & K. This can make an early "average" Yak-9.
The parts for the
Gremlin Correction set showing the inside of the replacement
The parts for the Gremlin Correction
set showing the outside of the replacement fuselage sides.
UB Blast tubes suitable for the Yak-9.
These go around the ends of the barrels underneath the engine
Six sets of the Moskit Yak-9/LaGG-3
metal exhaust pipes.
Part photoetch detail set for the Yak-9.
Part photoetch Yak-9 flaps.
Cooper Details CD 4835 WWII Russian
Fighter Main wheels for ICM, Classic Airframes, Hobbycraft, MiG-3,
Yak-7, Yak-9, LaGG-3, La-5 & La-7.
The Aeromaster set 48-505 "Falcons of
the Red Star" Part 1.
Obviously Aeromaster and ICM do not
agree on the Yak-7B. The kit is 'razorback' (as are all the ICM
Yak-7's) whilst the decals show a curious aircraft with cut-down
This problem renders the sole Yak-7B on
this sheet quite useless to us. However it may be of more use for
this Yak-9 'early'?
However, all is not lost as the sheet
has markings for the Yak 1 and 9U.
Aeromaster decal set 48-622 "The Russian are Here!" Part 1 features
Yak-1B, 3, 7B, 9P & 9T. Which is good because it too has so-called
Yak-7B's that are nothing like ICM's model.
This was the first Aeromaster set to use
the work of Erik Pilawskii and his "Aircraft and Markings of the
Soviet Air Forces of the Great Patriotic War, 1941-45". This means
they stopped using FS Colour references and started using "AMT".
Apparently the sheet advises you to use
the ICM kit with the "Airwaves" Nose. Obviously the two Yak-7B's on
this sheet are also 'non-razorback' as the kit depicts. Also
AML's "Stalin's Eagles in Yaks II" decal
sheet nbr 48001. It features two Yak-9's and two Yak-9T's.
The decals sheet refers only to the
recommended Kit of the ICM Yak-7DI/9 48041 which implies it is ideal
for the kit featured here.
The sheet gives good camouflage details
but the camouflage shades quoted use no technical reference.
However, reference to Erik's work should reveal all.
Aeromaster's "Falcons of the Red Star"
Part II number 48-525. The only reference quoted is "Yak Perioda
1941-1945gg v Polkakh VVS" Vol 2 by A V Stankov.
This is the same reference as used by
the AML Sheet. Good coverage of the camouflage pattern is supplied
but spurious FS numbers are supplied for the colour shades.
The sheet features two Yak-1B's as well
as a Yak-9, Yak-9T and Yak-9U.
Aeromaster sheet 48-525 in detail. There
are some decorative options here.
Aeromaster's "The Russians are Here!" Part II set include Yak-3, 7B, 9
& 9P. I accidentally purchased two of this set. The first was used on
the Eduard Yak-3 Project pictured elsewhere.
For some reason I simply forgot to keep a record of
this one in my Decal-bank. So now I have a spare. Much that was said
about the set 48-622 can be said here.
Having already used this set I know that the technical quality of the
decal is second to none. The set references Erik Pilawskii and
doesn't use those spurious FS colour numbers any more.
The decal sheet itself. I thought it looked familiar.