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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.

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

Fuselage.

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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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Radiator.

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Wheels.

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Other stuff.

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Sprues (those that are currently completed)

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That's amazing workmanship. Great stuff.

J.

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Wonderful stuff Eugeny.

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

Chris.

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

Best Regards,

Jason

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Thank you!

How much will this beauty cost in US Dollars?

If everything goes as planned, it will cost $55.

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