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Yakovlev Yak-38

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Category:Aircraft - Jets
Aircraft - Jets
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Used from:1976–1991
Used by:Military
Manufacturer:RU Yakovlev

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February 17, 2021

Snorre Sandviken added a new project.
1 | 17. February, 13:18

December 16, 2020

Augie added a new photoalbum.
6 | 6. December 2020, 22:03
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Marc Le Bayon
Augie, it's not green of your cockpit. More light and more blue.
More like a Blue Sky S.
All the best.
7. December 2020, 19:16
Thanks Marc,

I'll roll with what I got to hand, its about a shade darker from what I can tell on my screens

7. December 2020, 19:37
Roland Gunslinger
Wow, that was fast. Nice progress!
11. December 2020, 12:58
Thanks Roland, yeah its been fairly quick kit to be honest
11. December 2020, 14:23
James C
Nice (and fast) work
I've been tempted a couple of times to get this kit. No drama's with assembly?
13. December 2020, 18:00
Nathan Dempsey
Holy moly! A lightning build! :)
13. December 2020, 18:53
Thanks James, Its fairly simple build, no great fit issues :)
Thanks Nathan :D
13. December 2020, 19:34
She's almost done.. just a few last stencil decals to do.
16. December 2020, 21:36

December 6, 2020

Augie added a new project.
In progress
1:48 Yak-38 / Yak-38M Forger A (HobbyBoss 80362)
6. December 2020, 21:49

October 30, 2020

Ricardo Reis added a new photoalbum.
View album, image #1
Project: Yakovlev Yak-38
1:48 Yak-38 / Yak-38M Forger A (HobbyBoss 80362)1:48 Yak-38 Forger A Air Intakes (Quickboost QB 48 426)1:48 Yak-38 Forger Correct Vertical Engine & Cover (Quickboost QB 48 448)4+
20 | 28. October 2020, 22:39
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Slavo Hazucha
Came out really great, machine, deck & pilot - a rare bird (model & real deal), very well handled
29. October 2020, 19:06
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
Good work , as allways
29. October 2020, 19:12
Ricardo Reis
Thank you mates, for your kind comments!
29. October 2020, 23:28
Daniel Klink
Well deserved Ricardo, well deserved
Very well realized scenario congrats
29. October 2020, 23:35
Pierre Vauthier
beautifull piece !
30. October 2020, 03:45
Alex Rodionov
Very nice model.
30. October 2020, 07:21
Super clean work.
30. October 2020, 08:28
Ricardo Reis
Thanks mates; yes @Neuling, I wanted to do a service plane, they looked very clean and shiny! :)
30. October 2020, 08:50

October 28, 2020

Ricardo Reis added a new photoalbum.
View album, image #45
Project: Yakovlev Yak-38
1:48 Yak-38 / Yak-38M Forger A (HobbyBoss 80362)1:48 Yak-38 Forger A Air Intakes (Quickboost QB 48 426)1:48 Yak-38 Forger Correct Vertical Engine & Cover (Quickboost QB 48 448)4+
25 | 13. June 2020, 20:01
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Ricardo Reis
First decals going down; I think the blue came out too dark, will try a lighter panel lines wash
27. September 2020, 20:57
Clifford Keesler
Looking very nice Ricardo. How is the kit? I have been wanting to build that one.
30. September 2020, 00:48
Ricardo Reis
Thanks Clifford; the kit's fit is bad, and the texture of the plastic is very rough at points; engraving is also irregular and detail lacking on the front engines and cockpit; it is, however, the only game in town if you want to build a Yak-38 and it's becoming to look like a Yak-38, so... go for it! :)
30. September 2020, 09:42
Clifford Keesler
I think I shall sir. You confirmed what I had heard about lack of detail, but not the fit. But that is why they call it modeling right.
30. September 2020, 15:25
Ricardo Reis
Mates, need your help. I'm trying to finish the Yak-38 and I have a question regarding loadout. I would like to hang a couple of UB-16 rocket launchers on the outside pylons, and then a UPK-23 gun pod on the inside of the right wing and a UB-32M on the inside of the left wing. Would this be a probable loadout for a service Yak-38?
20. October 2020, 13:45
Nathan Dempsey
I've seen a picture somewhere that has that load except instead of the UB-32M there was an Aphid AAM on one of the inboard pylons.
21. October 2020, 23:04
Ricardo Reis
Thanks Nathan; due to lack of solid evidence, I chose the safe path and will use the UB-16 and UB-32 on both wings; another common loadout I seriousloy considered was no weapons at all, as seen in most photos, but in the end I prefer to have something hanging.
22. October 2020, 08:09
Ricardo Reis
Mates, calling this one finished, thank you for your comments during the build; the final photos are in a separate album under this project, link here: Yakovlev Yak-38 | Album by RReis (1:48)
28. October 2020, 22:43

October 3, 2020

Will Dixon added a new project.
1:72 Yak-38U (Amodel 7258)1:72 Yakovlev Yak-38U (KV Models 72047)
3. October 2020, 01:56