This is the Special hobby 1/32 scale Yak-3. I bought this kit, along with their Tempest, 2 years ago. I don't remember the name of the stand where I bought them but they were Eastern European(?) and I think that something in what I said, about "discount for IPMS membership" and about the amount to pay, got lost in translation as I got both kits for less than the price of one. The kits were £69.00 each and I paid £60.00! Now that is not a bad saving and they are the "High Tech" versions, so I thought that it only proper that I get them built. I started the Yak first as I don't have a Russin aircraft model in 1/32
Because of the way that the undercarriage fits I felt that I would need access from above as well as below. It has 5 points of fixture and it wasn't 100% positive and because the resin wheels have flats the angle of the leg relative to the wing would be crucial. For this part the kit should have, maybe, included a robotic arm but I couldn't complain as I paid so relatively little for it! Anyway I managed it. The detail is pretty good but the overall fit is not perfect. I'm going to have to fettle the upper edge of the forward under carriage bulkhead because it is preventing the upper wing contacting the lower wing over the area of the bay Nit a major issue but it is an issue.