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Offline CSMO

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PM Model Yak.15 ramjet test aircraft.
« 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.



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.



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



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



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.

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Re: PM Model Yak.15 ramjet test aircraft.
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2014, 11:24:22 am »
Nice  :thumbsup:

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Re: PM Model Yak.15 ramjet test aircraft.
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: PM Model Yak.15 ramjet test aircraft.
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2014, 12:48:07 pm »
Very nice little build ! Love the pods...they look really good with that polish !

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Re: PM Model Yak.15 ramjet test aircraft.
« Reply #4 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

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Re: PM Model Yak.15 ramjet test aircraft.
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2014, 03:18:17 pm »
 :thumbsup: Brilliant work  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: PM Model Yak.15 ramjet test aircraft.
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2014, 10:07:00 pm »
WOW looks so good.  :thumbsup:

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Re: PM Model Yak.15 ramjet test aircraft.
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2014, 03:32:08 am »
That really works  :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: PM Model Yak.15 ramjet test aircraft.
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: PM Model Yak.15 ramjet test aircraft.
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2014, 05:36:27 am »
Great idea, well done!
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