John Miller from Model Paint Solutions had built another one Arma Hobby kit – Yak-1b Expert Set. It was painted with Mission Models paints. Read his comments on built and see photos of finished model!
Having built the Arma Hobby Hawker Hurricane, I was excited to get my hands on the new Yak-1b (Kit Review). This is a beautiful model that’s simply engineered and comes together quickly. The cockpit detail is some of the best I’ve seen in this scale and rivals many 1/48 scale kits. Although the canopy plastic is crystal clear, there is no poseable option. That’s a bummer, as an open canopy would allow some of that awesome cockpit detail to be better seen. I suspect we’ll see an aftermarket canopy sometime in the near future.
The fit of all the major components is spot-on and the clever engineering of the nose cowl obviates the usual seam filling/blending. The crisp, inscribed surface details really pop under paint and wash and the ample detail in the wheel wells combined with the detailed landing gear make for a very convincing final result.
What a blast! This kit comes together quickly with very little effort and packs a huge amount of scale-appropriate detail in a pretty small package. The quality decals went on without a hitch and the whole model was off my bench in about half the time I normally spend on a 1/72 single-seat fighter. What’s not to like? Highly Recommended!
John Miller, Model Paint Solutions
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