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the one without the chopping about - Yak-23 'Flora'
« on: October 01, 2016, 01:53:21 pm »
It's KP's Yak-23 'Flora' from 1981 (according to Scalemates) recently bought from NARSES2.

So far most of the cockpit plus the wingtip tanks have been assembled, panel lines scribed.  A simple build, would have been out of the box had there been a box ( ;)), so it's out of the bag with a whif paint job.
 


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Re: the one without the chopping about - Yak-23 'Flora'
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2016, 05:30:37 pm »
looks like a nice simple kit - I see the nose weights are in - yes?

what camo do you have in mind

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Re: the one without the chopping about - Yak-23 'Flora'
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2016, 03:05:20 am »
looks like a nice simple kit - I see the nose weights are in - yes?

what camo do you have in mind

Yes it is a very simple kit, just what the doctor ordered.  Nose weights are in and the camo won't be Soviet.
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Re: the one without the chopping about - Yak-23 'Flora'
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2016, 05:41:19 am »
That's a cool looking little aero. I can see it with a contra prop on the front end  :thumbsup:
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Re: the one without the chopping about - Yak-23 'Flora'
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2016, 08:04:43 am »
That's a cool looking little aero. I can see it with a contra prop on the front end  :thumbsup:

I can see a PR version fitted with Attacker wings.  NOVO Attacker wings so the wheel bays can be cut out at the mid-chord point as befits a tricycle u/c.
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Re: the one without the chopping about - Yak-23 'Flora'
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2016, 11:36:54 am »
That's a cool looking little aero. I can see it with a contra prop on the front end  :thumbsup:

I can see a PR version fitted with Attacker wings.  NOVO Attacker wings so the wheel bays can be cut out at the mid-chord point as befits a tricycle u/c.

IIRC the Novo, ex-FROG Attacker doesn't have any wheel bays at all does it? So you can cut them to suit.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings

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Re: the one without the chopping about - Yak-23 'Flora'
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2016, 01:34:05 am »
The Yak-23 is tiny! Now that my donation kit has lost its engine, I wonder if I could graft a propeller engine (maybe a DB 605?) to the nose?

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Re: the one without the chopping about - Yak-23 'Flora'
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2016, 02:07:11 pm »
And I've been building this one too!  Nearly finished:




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Re: the one without the chopping about - Yak-23 'Flora'
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2016, 02:55:35 pm »
That's looking really good so far! Diggin the camo job.  :D
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Re: the one without the chopping about - Yak-23 'Flora'
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2016, 11:47:13 pm »
Oh, a Korean night fighter? Looks very good!  :thumbsup:

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Re: the one without the chopping about - Yak-23 'Flora'
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2016, 11:54:29 pm »
That's nice.
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Re: the one without the chopping about - Yak-23 'Flora'
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2016, 06:58:45 am »
That's coming along very nicely
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Re: the one without the chopping about - Yak-23 'Flora'
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2016, 10:38:20 am »
Finally done (well, it's been done a few days but this is the first chance I've had to post pics).  Really like the old KP kits - up there with Matchbox and the best FROG kits when you need a quick, no frills kitbash.

So OOB apart from the paint job and markings, both 'borrowed' from the not-so-new-now new-mould Airfix MiG-15.





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Re: the one without the chopping about - Yak-23 'Flora'
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2016, 12:40:59 pm »
Sweet camo, looks great! :thumbsup:
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Re: the one without the chopping about - Yak-23 'Flora'
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2016, 01:27:12 am »
Come out well mate  :thumbsup:
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