LTD 1/48th scale

LaGG-3

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     One of two LTD Lagg-3's purchased mail-order from The Aviation Hobby Shop. They were very expensive. Since purchasing them better alternatives have arrived. For example, ICM, Southern Front and Neomega all now offer superior alternatives although this may still remain the only version of this production run (Series 35 'lightened'). The kit remains collectible in its own right. However, as the name suggests, it is one of a limited-run release. Although injection moulded it is a little crude and rough around the edges. Quite a challenge. Aftermarket accessories include:

  • Falcon Clearvax Vacformed canopy (early and late type for LTD kit)

  • True Details Resin Weighted Wheels

  • Cutting Edge Wheel Hub Masks

  • Extratech Seatbelts for Russian VVS of the GPW

  • Eduard Canopy Masks EDUEX206

  • Moskit Exhaust Pipe

  • Moskit Blast Tubes for 12.7mm UB

  • Aeromaster Decals Fighting Lavochkins Pt III LaGG 3 (6) White 32 9IAP; Red 30 Capt Lvov; White 57 crashed in Finland; Black 29 Capt Grigoryev; Red 52; White 34 (these are better than the Propagteam which duplicate the Ltd set almost exactly)

  • Propagteam Decals LaGG-3

  • Engines & Things ENG48040 Klimov M-103

  • Cooper Details CD 4836 WWII Russian Fighter Seats with belts

  • Cooper Details CD 4835 WWII Russian Fighter Main wheels

LTD 1/48th scale LaGG-3

Kit Photos

LTD 1/48th scale LaGG-3 LTD 1/48th scale LaGG-3    
Underside view of the box showing the three sets of markings that come with the kit. The kit itself showing the sprues, instructions and decal sheet. Note that the canopy is strongly discoloured hence the Falcon set is necessary.    

Aftermarket Extras

Eduard colour-photoetch set for the Gavia La-7 Moskit UB Blast Tubes LaGG-3 Moskit exhaust pipes True Details wheel set
This colour-photoetch set is actually for the Gavia La-7 but was purchased to spice up this LaGG-3. The Moskit UB Blast Tubes. Six of the LaGG-3 Moskit exhaust pipes. This set is shared with the Yak-9 which is why I have so many. The True Details wheel set purchased just for this model.
Falcon Clear Vax Canopy Set Number 37 Cooper Details CD 4836 WWII Russian Fighter Seats Cooper Details CD 4835 WWII Russian Fighter Main wheels  
Falcon Clear Vax Canopy Set Number 37. Cooper Details CD 4836 WWII Russian Fighter Seats with belts for ICM, Gavia, Hobbycraft, LaGG-3, La-5 & La-7 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.  

Decals

Aeromaster Decal set 48-152C Aeromaster Decal set 48-152C Aeromaster Decal set 48-152C Green Serie decals by Propagteam
No - not double vision. I accidentally bought two copies of this sheet off EBay at different times. D'oh! It is the Aeromaster Decal set 48-152C. A nice set it features 3 Series 35 LaGG-3 and one LaGG-3 'standard'. The title of the set is "Fighting Lavochkins Pt III". There are some interesting notes suggesting the LTD kit and adding that the LTD kit is a Series 35 "lightened" version. It also suggests the modifications to make it as standard machine. The Green Serie decals by Propagteam. The same machines are featured on all of these featured decal sheets (including the kit's own).
Green Serie decals by Propagteam      

The Aeromaster set is superior but if you do want the machine featured on the LTD Decal sheet then I recommend the Propagteam sheets instead.

     

 

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