Southern Front 1/48th scale

LaGG-3

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     The new Injection Moulded LaGG-3 from Southern Front (a Ukrainian company) which was released in 2006. I purchased this direct from the Ukraine via EBay. It depicts an early '4th batch' and it has the early rudder with horn balances rather than the later aerodynamic counterbalance. 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

Southern Front 1/48th scale LaGG-3

Kit Photos

Southern Front 1/48th scale LaGG-3 Southern Front 1/48th scale LaGG-3 Southern Front 1/48th scale LaGG-3 Southern Front 1/48th scale LaGG-3
The underside of the kit box shows the five machines depicted in the decals. The decals are nice but the Instructions are photocopied and in Russian. There is another crude photocopy that is very useful in depicting some of the machines on the decal sheet. The first of four sprues has the fuselage, cockpit bulkheads and nose section.
Southern Front 1/48th scale LaGG-3 Southern Front 1/48th scale LaGG-3 Southern Front 1/48th scale LaGG-3 Southern Front 1/48th scale LaGG-3
The flip-side of the same sprue showing some crude internal details. The wings are nicely moulded. The panel lines are recessed. The sprue is in the style of older Airfix Kits. Reverse of the same sprue. Note the ailerons are separate. The remaining two sprues for all the other items.
Southern Front 1/48th scale LaGG-3      
Reverse side of the final two sprues.      

Aftermarket Extras

Eduard colour photoetch for Gavia La-7 Moskit metal Blast Tubes for soviet 12.7mm UB Machine Guns Moskit metal exhaust pipe True Detail set 48054
The Eduard colour photoetch for Gavia La-7 will not be used on this kit but it has potential. Moskit metal Blast Tubes for soviet 12.7mm UB Machine Guns used on LaGG-3 series 66. Six Moskit metal exhaust pipe for LaGG-3 series 66. True Detail set 48054 for LaGG-3 includes two main wheels with radial tread.
Eduard's EX206 Kabuki Tape Canopy Mask Cooper Details CD 4836 WWII Russian Fighter Seats Cooper Details CD 4835 WWII Russian Fighter Main wheels  
Eduard's EX206 Kabuki Tape-style Canopy Mask for Southern Front Model. 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 here. The Green Serie decals by Propagteam. The same machines are featured on both of the featured decal sheets.
Green Serie decals by Propagteam      
The Aeromaster set is superior.      

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