Saw these little ones being advertised inside of the Airfix Magazine, and thought I had to get me one of these models. I've always had a weird fanisation with the L-39, it's an advanced trainer and can be used as a light attack aircraft. So basically it is in the same league as the BAe Hawk. Also I think it's one of the few aircraft that have never been given an NATO reporting name.
Onto the pictures...
The box is pretty big for what you get inside it.
The 4 choices you get in this version. I was tempted by the two bottom ones, the one on the left is for the US Air Force and the other one is for the Marines. The Left one reminds me of the Sabres in Korea and the Marine one reminds me of the Skyhawks from Vietnam. They are more than likely the same squadrons, but I ain't that clued up on the different squadrons.
The two main sprues, not much to write about here, all standard stuff... except... for the Rocket Pods are moulded length ways. They are on the sprue with the main wing on the right hand side of the middle top sprue. Also there is two cockpit tubs a dual and single seater.
The usual fuel tanks and missiles... Atolls are they? Anyhow you get the idea and the canopy.
Now this is what I am used to from Mark I Models, the decals are great, look at how many stars and bars I got! Gonna have a lot of spares here I think, also got a few useful decals too, like the "U.S. AIR FORCE" writing, could of done with that earlier in the year tho... typical
Here is the version I will be doing for the GB when I get around to it, the theme for this GB is "US Navy". I dont think anyone will be making one of these little things. :)