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Aero L-39 Albratros

by Fabian Nevarez

Aero L-39 Albatros


MPM's 1/48 scale Aero L-39 Albatros is available online from Squadron.com




Here is MPM's 1/48 scale Aero L-39 Albatros.

The kit was built straight from the box and finished in the Libyan Air Force markings that were included. As it always happens, just a couple of days after I finished this model, the resin update sets came out! Too bad, since this kit really needs a help from aftermarket parts, especially the cockpit which is a nightmare to fit into the fuselage; and the non-existent wheel wells and doors.



Canopy and tip tanks landing lights are supplied in vacuform and the seats' headrests and tailpipe are from resin cast.

Decals are very nicely printed and complete with full stenciling for each version included with the set.



The only additions I made was a pair of transparent bulbs from the spare box added to the tip-tanks' landing lights to give some interest to them; and the rocket launchers that came from the Academy MiG-21PF kit since no weapons are included in the box but only the pair of drop tanks.

MPM's Albatros is very nice model and a unique subject to build in 1/48, especially if you add the aftermarket updates now available!

Text, Model and Images Copyright 2001 by Fabian Nevarez
Page Created 29 July, 2001
Last updated 26 October, 2001

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