Yesterday i placed an order for a Zvezda Li-2 in 1:200, a kit that i have long waited to hold in my hands.*
The problem that i have is that i don't know what livery to paint it in. However, the turret limits the options somewhat, and so does my skills with masking tape.
I noticed that the Finnish Air Force operated some captured airframes, according to Wikipedia, but have been unable to find any photos. With my interest in Soviet aircraft and the Finnish WW2 air force it would be like a perfect combination. However, do to the issues i have mentioned, i do not know if i should go ahead with that or look for other liveries.
*I didn't know until yesterday that it was released a year ago, or more.
Why am i posting this here, you ask? Well, the truth is that i would like some help with this choice. Which of the following do you think i should do?
1. Historical livery: representing a real aircraft. (Keep in mind my poor masking skills.)
2. Realistic livery: painted to look like a real air force aircraft, but without an exact referance.
3. Fictional livery: i think this one pretty much explains itself. I have a rough idea of what it would look like, but it would require some special decals.
Whichever one wins this poll, as the kit was so cheap i might buy more of them later on. So if the one you voted for didn't win this time, you might be lucky next time.