Yakovlev Yak-130 1/72 Zvezda

In the past, there were not many kit options for this nice 5th generation training plane in 1/72. Therefore it was a must-have for me, when Zvezda released its Yak-130 kit.

Until then, the only option was the not-so-hi-end quality A-Model kit. Zvezda kit has a perfect fit, so the build was pleasant, with one big downside though – I had to rescribe all the very shallow panel lines – a thing I am not very good at. I also added missing pitot tubes in the front fuselage. The camouflage pattern is done based on real photos of Belarusian planes. I wanted to build more pieces of this kit, but that panel line issue holds me back a bit.


4 thoughts on “Yakovlev Yak-130 1/72 Zvezda

  • 7. 1. 2022 at 10:23

    Hi. Very nice build! I’m building the 1/48 version at the moment and I’m looking for the color scheme (numbers) to use. Can you please share which paint you used for the main green and grey colors?

    • 12. 1. 2022 at 10:53

      Hello Erik,
      I used my personal mix of acrylics Tamiya paints. It is difficult to asses exact mix ratio or even paint numbers, because I used some remnants from previous painting session. Basically I have used XF-53, white and to adjust tint XF-21, XF-52 for grey colours. The greens are basically from XF-3, X4, X14 tint is adjusted by using XF-21, White and grey.
      I wish you good luck with your build,



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