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Picture Post => Current and Finished Projects => Aircraft => Topic started by: CSMO on September 10, 2014, 07:47:56 am

Title: PM Model Yak.15 ramjet test aircraft.
Post by: CSMO on September 10, 2014, 07:47:56 am
The Soviets unsuccessfully  tried ramjet pods on the BI-1 rocket fighter. I bought the Eastern Express BI-1, but I didn't want to use the pods on it. I bought a cheap $3.00 Yak.15 and went to work. The Soviets actually tested pulse-jets on a piston-engine Yak.7, so I didn't think I was too far off from a logical premise with this build.

(http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z390/CSMO/RamjetYak002_zps2800ad60.jpg) (http://s1187.photobucket.com/user/CSMO/media/RamjetYak002_zps2800ad60.jpg.html)

I clipped the wingtips and added auxiliary main and tail-wheel doors. I grafted on the wingtip ramjet pods. All else is OOB for the Yak.

(http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z390/CSMO/RamjetYak001_zps01a9eebf.jpg) (http://s1187.photobucket.com/user/CSMO/media/RamjetYak001_zps01a9eebf.jpg.html)

I had some Xtracrylix RLM 80 & 65 on the bench. It was close enough for the paint-job.

(http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z390/CSMO/RamjetYak003_zpsba5f153f.jpg) (http://s1187.photobucket.com/user/CSMO/media/RamjetYak003_zpsba5f153f.jpg.html)

I used the kit's Soviet stars and got the tactical number from my scrap-box.

(http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z390/CSMO/RamjetYak004_zps1b6273b4.jpg) (http://s1187.photobucket.com/user/CSMO/media/RamjetYak004_zps1b6273b4.jpg.html)

I used bare metal Foil Polished Chrome for the ramjet pods, as I thought it would look good as factory fresh high temperature resistant alloy. It really pops against the camouflage paint.

I am very happy with my results.

Adios, Larry.
Title: Re: PM Model Yak.15 ramjet test aircraft.
Post by: Gondor on September 10, 2014, 11:24:22 am
Nice  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: PM Model Yak.15 ramjet test aircraft.
Post by: JayBee on September 10, 2014, 12:26:09 pm
Wonderful! Love it to bits, it just looks so right.  :thumbsup:
Now this is one that our resident Yak-15 Specialist, Sandy/Tojo633, has NOT done before as far as I am aware of.

Jim
Title: Re: PM Model Yak.15 ramjet test aircraft.
Post by: Captain Canada on September 10, 2014, 12:48:07 pm
Very nice little build ! Love the pods...they look really good with that polish !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: PM Model Yak.15 ramjet test aircraft.
Post by: TsrJoe on September 10, 2014, 12:49:31 pm
really nice work, def suits the scheme and plausible too  :thumbsup:

yip Jim, Sandy did one of these i recall pretty much exactly as described with BI.1 ramjets his was overall light grey i think

cheers, Joe
Title: Re: PM Model Yak.15 ramjet test aircraft.
Post by: Leading Observer on September 10, 2014, 03:18:17 pm
 :thumbsup: Brilliant work  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: PM Model Yak.15 ramjet test aircraft.
Post by: The Chaos on September 10, 2014, 10:07:00 pm
WOW looks so good.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: PM Model Yak.15 ramjet test aircraft.
Post by: NARSES2 on September 11, 2014, 03:32:08 am
That really works  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: PM Model Yak.15 ramjet test aircraft.
Post by: zenrat on September 11, 2014, 04:40:37 am
Cool.
Same Yak 15 mould as the Pioneer 2 boxed version I built by the look of it.

Title: Re: PM Model Yak.15 ramjet test aircraft.
Post by: sandiego89 on September 11, 2014, 05:36:27 am
Great idea, well done!