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Lavochkin La-5, La-5F & La-5FN PE Detail Sets & Canopies

Brengun, 1/144 scale

S u m m a r y :  

Catalogue Number:

BRL144112 – La-5 (Kovozavody Prostejov kit)

BRL144113 – La-5F (Kovozavody Prostejov kit)

BRL144114 – La-5FN (Kovozavody Prostejov kit)

BRL144116 – La-5F/FN (Kovozavody Prostejov kit)

Scale:

1/144

Contents & Media:

BRL144116 – La-5F/FN (Kovozavody Prostejov kitBRL144112,

BRL144113 & BRL144114 – One PE Fret each of approximately 40 pieces BRL144116 – Two vac-form canopies.

Price:

Available from these on-line Stockists:*

Stockist

BRL144112

BRL144113

BRL144114

BRL144116

Brengun (Inc VAT)

€6.23

€6.23

€6.23

€5.25

Hannants

£4.33

£4.33

£4.33

£3.67

Modelimex

€5.17

€5.17

€5.17

€4.34

Hobby Link Japan

¥765

¥765

¥900

¥680

*For more on-line suppliers click here.

Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Good scale finesse and good quality.

Disadvantages:

None noted..

Conclusions:

These sets are all very good quality and worthwhile enhancements for the new La-5 series of kits by Kovozavody Prostejov; I am happy to recommend all of them.


Reviewed by Mark Davies


Eduard's 1/72 Avia B.534 IV serie Weekend Edition is available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstLook

 

I have not seen Kovozavody Prostejov’s new 1/144 La-5 kits covering the three main variants, but I do have their new 1/72 La-5FN. This is by far the best injected kit of the 1/72 La-5FN I am aware of, and is beautifully moulded too. I would be surprised if the same does not apply to the smaller scale release as well.

The PE Frets and canopies come in Brengun’s standard card header with cellophane bag and instructions attached by staples. The instructions are well-drawn and easy enough to understand, but only apply to the three PE sets as none are needed for the canopies.

 

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The PE parts mainly address the cockpit, offering some nice detail that will help justify an open canopy when finished. Other details cover off the undercarriage doors and engine cooling fan. Despite the small scale, each PE fret has a different layout, presumably to address the subtle differences between variants.

The canopy set I had to review covers off the La-5F & FN, although I note Brengun also provides a canopy set for the La-5 as BRL144121, which can be seen by clicking here. The canopies appear to be of good quality too, although some skill at micro-surgery will be handy when it comes to cutting them away from the backing. Your care will be rewarded, especially if you choose to have an open canopy to show off the enhanced cockpit detail.

I have included images from Brengun’s website showing the parts installed in an unpainted model. I think readers will agree that the level of detail is stunning given the small size of the subjects

 

 

Conclusion

 

These sets are all very good quality and worthwhile enhancements for the new La-5 series of kits by Kovozavody Prostejov; I am happy to recommend all of them.

Thanks to Brengun for the review sample.


Review Text Copyright 2015 by Mark Davies
Page Created 22 January, 2016
Last updated 22 January, 2016

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