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Eugeny Knupfer

1/72 Polikarpov I-3 - work in progress

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My old project which was started more than two years ago has undergone a sort of renaissance recently, and it's finally starting to look like it will actually be released.

The subject is the Soviet biplane fighter I-3, developed by Nikolai Polikarpov. It was produced in significant numbers and served in Soviet Air Force for several years in the late 1920s and early 1930s.


The model was build using old-fashioned modelling techniques without employing 3D modelling and printing (except for one part).


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Tail surfaces.

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Lower wing.

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Upper wing. One of my first experiments with 3D printing. The quality of the printed parts leaves much to be desired, but I managed to use them anyway.

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Other stuff.

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Sprues (those that are currently completed)

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JasonC    649

That's amazing workmanship. Great stuff.


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stringbag    963

Wonderful stuff Eugeny.

Kate Moss will be a little upset to see another match stick getting more exposure than her.


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Learstang    2,088

That is brilliant! How much will this beauty cost in US Dollars?

Best Regards,


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