Yakovlev Yak-9UT, testbed with 57-mm cannon ( Bert Andermann ). "Amodel Yak-9U. The Model shows a testbed with 57-mm cannon from probably 1945. The conversion of the Amodel kit was easy: first a big hole in the spinner (the cannon barrel did not prodrude beyond the spinner) and second the deletion of the starboard gun above the engine. I added some details in the cockpit and made a new canopy. Example photos: Yefim Gordon / Dmitriy Khazanov: Yakovlev's Piston-Engined Fighters, 2002 (Red Star #5), page 96."
Yak-9T ( Han
Yu ). "Encore's 1:72 kit, with the camouflage paint of a "white
13" along the Baltic front in 1945. I supposed there was a 'White 13' along
with the famous 'White 10'. Replace the canopy with the thermoform canopy."
Yak-9D ( Paul Flint ). "This is the Encore re-issue of the ICM Yak-9D in 1/72nd scale and using Esci decal sheet #14. It is NOT intended to lend weight to the yellow interpretation of the numbers or the borders on the stars, but simply making use of available decals (I purchased them to do another plane). The only serious pitfall with the kit is that the landing gear wells are not fully enclosed showing off the empty fuselage. Light Ghost Grey was used for AMT-11 and Pollyscale USSR Dark Topside Grey was used for AMT-12, but I think the AMT-11 needs to be a bit darker and more blue. The AMT-12 could stand to be just a little bit darker, too. The AMT-7 for the underside is Pollyscale's USSR Underside Blue with some gloss white for scale effect. Mikhail Ivanovich Grib was born in the Cherkassy region on October 2 1919 and he joined the VMF in 1937. he graduated from the Yeisk Military Flying School in 1940 and was posted the the Black Sea Fleet. with the 6 GIAP he saw action around Sevastopol, the Crimea, Rumania and Bulgaria during the war. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1955 and retired from military service in 1968 with the rank of Polkovnik. (Biographical details from Stalin's Eagles by Hans D. Seidl)
Yak-9D ( Jacob Russell ). "This is the Encore boxing of the ICM Yak-9 kit. It depicts the Yak-9D of Lt. Col. Mikhail V. Avdeyev, commander of the 6th GV IAP, Black Sea Fleet in the Crimea, Summer '44. Decals are from the ICM kit with stenciling from the Tally-Ho! Yak-9 sheet. Since I had heard comments about the quality of ICM decals the entire sheet was clearcoated prior to use and they worked fine. References for the camouflage scheme were the instructions from the 1/48th LTD Yak-9 kit and the SAM article from several years ago which included a color profile of this plane. The ICM decal sheet only has an eagle for the port side of the plane. The SAM article depicts the eagle on the starboard side. The LTD instructions-and decal sheet-have the eagle on both sides.
Seatbelts were added from tape and stretched sprue was used for the aerial and landing gear indicators. Hypo tubing was used for the cannon barrel, MG barrel, and pitot tube.
Paints used include Humbrol enamel(Wood Use Aerolak), Gunze MAH 302 (AII Dark Green), Poly-Scale Warpac Green (AII Green), and Poly-Scale VVS Underside Blue. I now realise that the VVS Blue is the incorrect underside color for the AII Green camouflage as the color is far too dark and intense. Clear coat is 50/50 Testors gloss and dullcote, which works fine over acrylics.
This kit is a distant second to the Dakoplast as regards accuracy and detail. Shame about that undersized canopy, too!"
Yak-9D ( István Vadász ). "1/72 Dakoplast, 6. GIAP, Black Sea Fleet, Snr.Lt. M.I.Grib, 1944 June."
Yak-9T ( Jiezhi Sun ). "YAK-9T white 38 VVS. I used Dako kit."
Yak-9U ( István Vadász ). "Amodel kit. Pilot: B.A.Loginov 29. GIAP. 1945 Karelia."
Yak-9R ( Jan Koennig ). "This is the Dakoplast Yak-9R kit in 1/72. The model was built right out of the box, and finished with acrylic paints from Vallejo-Model Air."
Yak-9B ( István Vadász ). Yak-9B by Dakoplast. 130. IAD. 3. Belorussian Front 1944
Yak-9T ( István Vadász ). Yak-9T by Dakoplast. Kursk, Summer of 1943 , 3 IAK. Painting All Blue, AII Black, Tracktor Green
Yak-9T ( Ilya Grinberg ). Yak-9T by Dakoplast. Part photoetched set to detail the cockpit and landing gear doors. Equipage rubber tires. Moskit exhaust pipes. Decals by AML. The machine represents Yak-9T of double HSU Ivan Stepanenko as of late fall of 1944 (the unit, 4th IAP was awarded an order of Red Banner in November 1944 and the image of this award was displayed on the port side cowling of every machine in the regiment). The model was painted with Aeromaster acrylics.
Yak-9D ( Bill Arnold ). Encore kit done out of the box in a winter camo scheme.
Yak-9 ( Bill Arnold ). Encore kit done out of the box.
Yak-9T ( Erik Pilawskii ). This model was completed using the superb Dakoplast -9T kit, and was built entirely out of the box. As always, the fit and detail of this kit are superb, and construction was a delight. The machine depicts 'Yellow 18' of the 18 GIAP during the late summer of 1943, pilot unknown. The scheme is a common pattern AMT-6/-4 application. All decals were manufactured with an ALPS-1000 printer, and applied in the customary manner.
Yak-9M ( Erik Pilawskii ). This model was completed using the fine ISM Yak-9 kit, basically "out of the box". I did add some radio details to the aft cockpit shelf, drilled out the gun port, and also added the rear radiator bath (see kit review ). "Yellow 12" is the aircraft of HSU Viktor I. Pushkin of the 117 GIAP at Wydnozc, Poland, summer 1944. Pushkin was said to be a direct descendant of the great Russian literary giant, and always carried in his aircraft an old tattered copy of The Fountain of Bakhchisaray as a good luck charm. The scheme is the standard late-war Blue-Grey over Medium Grey.
Yak-9B ( Matt Bittner ). "1/72nd Dakoplast Yak-9B. Built basically out of the box and finished as the "White 100" machine included in the kit instructions. See the more detailed review.
Yak-9 ( Erik Pilawskii ). I built the superb Dakoplast Yak-9 kit directly out of the box, nothing at all added to this model. The machine depicted is Vano Gugridzhe's famous " Za Brata Shota ", and is finished in a classic Black over Olive "Loops" pattern. I completed the machine as a Yak-9D model, though there is no evidence either way as to whether this was a -9 or -9D variant."
Yak-9D ( Ilya Grinberg ). Another very beautiful Dakoplast Yak-9D, this representing Grib's famous "22" machine.
Yak-9T ( Ilya Grinberg ). Dakoplast Yak-9T.