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Foxbot 1/48 Lavochkin La-5FN Part 1 Decal First Look

Foxbot 1/48 Lavochkin La-5FN Part 1 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2017 Manufacturer Foxbot
Subject Lavochkin La-5FN Part 1 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48023 Pros Five colorful subjects
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Experienced
MSRP (USD) TBA

First Look

Foxbot Decals is new (to me) decal company from Kiev, Ukraine, that specializes in replicating those interesting Ukrainian Air Force subjects currently in service. They also produce a nice array of Soviet WW2 subjects as well, though they will jump outside those boundaries to produce other interesting subjects. In this release, we have a nice selection of five La-5FNs in distinctive markings. Let's take a look:

Foxbot 1/48 Lavochkin La-5FN Part 1 Decal First Look Foxbot 1/48 Lavochkin La-5FN Part 1 Decal First Look

The subjects in this set include:

  • La-5FN, Bort 25, 34 IAP/317 IAD, Moscow, 1945
  • La-5FN, Bort 05, northwest sector, 1944
  • La-5FN, Bort 30, 41 GIAP/8 GIAD, Poland, 1944
  • La-5FN, Bort 34, 721 IAP/286 IAD, Belarus, 1944
  • La-5FN, Special markings for aircraft built from funds collected by Buryatia workers

This set is produced on one sheets of decals that provide the national markings as well as distinctive subject markings. The instructions are nicely done with clear placement of the markings. Whether you have the Zvezda or the Eduard reboxing of this kit, these decals will provide some interesting subjects for your scale flightline.

My sincere thanks to Foxbot Decals for this review sample!

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