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.