of Tag der Deutschen Einheit, I present
my 1/72nd Eduard L-39ZO Albatros for your viewing pleasure. I used a CMK
resin cockpit, control surfaces, and wheels to enhance the already nice Eduard
kit. Decals are a combination of kit, Hi-Decal, TOM, and homemade. I
used Bare Metal Foil on the intakes. The AA-2 ATOLL missiles were from the
DML Russian Weapons set and the AA-2 pylons are from an Eastern Express MiG-21
kit. The rocket pods came from the spares box.
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model depicts "Black 50" as it appeared in Holzdorf, East Germany in
1985. East German L-39s were kept fairly clean and had a glossy finish.
So, the weathering was kept to a minimum and I added a dark gray panel line wash
to enhance the kit details.