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Hi, Having some problems with finishing my triple build of Polikarpovs R-5/R-Z project (it is in thread in WIP), I decided to do "on side" a fast cost construction of some smaller kits. This is Polikarpov I-16, early type 5 variant by A-model in 1/72. However it was not a fast construction because the kit was not shake and bake one. Especially the fit of wings was problematic, also there is also a mistake in U/c which I corrected. In book by M.Maslov on aces of I-15, I-152, I-153 and I-16 published by Osprey there is a photo of this machine with terrible story on the Vladimir Bocharov, a Russian pilot of her (story is in description of photo below) It is surprising, that lost of the machine (and pilot) was during very first action and the machine on photo has rather worn como. So here is my model: And here is new I-16 type 5 along my very old I-16 type-10 by Revell, which I did... 42 years ago, in 1975! The scheme is from some Murmansk area squadron from 1942 (please not that there is only 33 years between 1942 and 1975 compared to 42 since I did the model !!!) Now I just wash it from dust and refreshed by new coat of Valejo matt varnish: Comments welcome Cheers J-W
Hi, my name is Pete and I'm returning to a hobby I last did when kits came with cardboard headers with stapled plastic bags attached, so obviously more than a couple of years and as a hobby it has changed out of all recognition. Have managed only three builds so far so need to get cracking as there's only one of them I'm really happy with, so rather than the displaying my latest forum I think I'll be more asking question on the 'how to' forums! All the best, Pete