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Albatros in 1/72 scale kit review and modelling report: KP kits
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|Several L-39 Albatros models will
be made using the KP kit.
The first model to be finished as
a L-39C of the Azerbaijani air force
was made rather straight forward as described on
First various yellow panels were airbrushed using Revell Aqua 12 "gelb" on a mat white base after these were masked using the Harder Steenbeck and masking was needed. All other colours were airbrushed as well.
Camouflage colours used were these
The model was made "clean" without any tanks nor armament. It is mostly seen as used for jet training.
A few decals (also from the various
sheets such as from the Eduard kits) were applied after the model got a
gloss varnish coat using Future with the usual
Made from thin plastic card, some smaller antennas on the spine and lower aft fuselage were set in place. On each canopy a fixed handle is seen so 2 in total on the port left sides, these were made from thin sprue.
Finally the model got a semi-matt varnish clear coat using a mix of Tamiya Flat Base and Future with the usual technique. That completed the model.
Using another KP kit, this model was to be finished as a L-39 of the Ghana Air Force in Western Africa. The model was made rather straight forward as described on page 1....
The canopy was set closed. For the colour scheme: first the red panels were airbrushed on a white undercoat after masking using Revell Aqua 330 "feuerrot" acrylic.
Next, the colours used for the camouflage
There also black anti-glare inboard panels on the inner wing tip fuel tanks were added, painting those by hand with a brush. I could not clearly see if an anti-glare panel was on the nose so did not apply this one. A GSh-23L 23 millimeter twin barreled cannon was added using resin of set 72-002 from MIKU (but also the Eduard L-39 kit has it).
Markings came through decals from
various sources: the yellow intake warning triangles came from Aztec set
72049; the roundels were made by combining Spanish roundels with green
dots punched from decal with a Waldron Punch and Die set.
Currently the air force has no real fighter nor attack aircraft but it had Aermacchi MB339 aircraft until 2014. Some Mil helicopters, K-8 trainers and a Fokker F27 as well as some other utility aircraft are now in the inventory. The main GHF base is at Accra, close to Kotoka international airport and other bases are at Takoradi and Tamala.
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