1/48 Smer L-4A Grasshopper

Gallery Article by Syed A Ali on Nov 2 2020



Well, I have no shame in admitting that I suck at photographing my models, or anything for that matter. At any rate, I call this Smer L-4 Grasshopper 1/48 done.

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The L-4A was the military version of the famous Piper J3 Cub. During World War II, Grasshoppers performed a wide variety of functions throughout the world such as artillery fire direction, pilot training, glider pilot instruction, courier service and front-line liaison.

The kit was pretty basic with relatively poor fit. I did do some work on otherwise empty cockpit but it cannot be appreciated here due to my pathetic photographing. The markings and invasion stripes were painted on. I had this kit for $12 or so and I am not unhappy with how it turned out.

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Photos and text by Syed A Ali