This pair of Yaks has been hanging around waiting to be painted since the Christmas holiday while I, for no apparent reason, agonised over painting them. Photos I uncovered indicated that overall grey was the order of the day and this is what I finally went ahead with. There were plenty of suitable (if rather fiddly) red stars (supplied by the excellent Dom's Decals) in the decals box, although I used red numbers rather than white as I had none of the latter in such a small size.
The FORGERs in flight. I have had the models so long that I can't remember which manufacturer produced them.
I didn't have a 1/300 scale 'Kiev' to hand, so here are the FORGERs overflying one of a pair of plastic toy aircraft carriers I picked up some years ago.
Close-up of no.23 over the carrier. On the deck just underneath the nose of the aircraft can be seen a small speaker grille. Pressing as button on the flight deck produces a rather jolly 'whoosh' sound effect. Er, so I'm told.