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Randy Lutz

Collection of Hobby Craft 1/48 Polikarpov I-16's

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Hi all

 

There was a comment posted last week stating how you don't often see the Hobby Craft 1-16 kits.  I think the rationale for that is the fact the kits are a mishmash and out of the box, do not accurately represent any specific variant. So, with that being said, I present five I-16's which I built back in 1999.  I have tried to correctly represent each of the variants I modelled, but good references were not thick on the ground at that time, so I am sure there are some inaccuracies.  Each kit received a Medallion resin cockpit (remember that company?), new exhaust pipes and vacuform canopy, as well as a litany of other small modifications.  They are shown below in order of Type 6, 10, 18, 24 and 29.

 

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Many years after completing these kits, a found a photo which shows the Type 29 and it should have yellow wingtips on top as well.  Oh well.

 

Cheers and thanks for looking.

Randy

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IMHO there's only one thing wrong with your models - they're not mine! :winkgrin:

Great models and medals all around! :goodjob:

 

Cheers :bye:

Hans J - who happens to have a soft spot for 'Ratta's ! :heart:

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Great collection! You must be in love with the Rata.

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Really beautiful work Randy. I love your "assembly line" approach to building. I've got quite a few of these birds in my stash also. Did the Romanians use these aircraft in large numbers?

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This was a mean little guy that could sure pack a punch with those guns. Great builds, thanks for sharing. 

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Fantastic little Moska and Rata and I-16s !!

Never heard of this Resin company of course!

I also like the vacu  canopy idea with those tiny canopies!!

 

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-Very nice collection of ISHKAS, I'm suddenly reliefed to see that some where in this world there is another guy,  me  excepted, who has built these  famous Hobby Craft kits.....

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Great  collection of I-16's such a lovely little plane. I recently completed the ICM offering in 1/32 scale highly recommended 

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On 11/16/2019 at 7:48 AM, HansReggelsen said:

IMHO there's only one thing wrong with your models - they're not mine! :winkgrin:

Great models and medals all around! :goodjob:

 

Cheers :bye:

Hans J - who happens to have a soft spot for 'Ratta's ! :heart:

Thanks much Hans.

 

Cheers

Randy

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23 hours ago, Toryu said:

Great collection! You must be in love with the Rata.

Thanks much.  Can't say as I really love the Rata.  This was just a phase I was going through.

 

Cheers

Randy

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20 hours ago, Spitfire31 said:

Excellent collection of remarkably well-kept Ratas!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

Thanks Joachim.  If I were to do them again, I would probably weather them a bit more, as they are a little too pristine.

 

Cheers

Randy

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19 hours ago, Hobo said:

Really beautiful work Randy. I love your "assembly line" approach to building. I've got quite a few of these birds in my stash also. Did the Romanians use these aircraft in large numbers?

Thanks much.  It is my understanding that Romania used only one I-16.

 

Cheers

Randy

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19 hours ago, Wulfman said:

A great and interesting collection. Only one captured example flown by Romania.

Thanks much.

 

Cheers

Randy

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11 hours ago, Robert_ said:

This was a mean little guy that could sure pack a punch with those guns. Great builds, thanks for sharing. 

Thanks Robert.

 

Cheers

Randy

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8 hours ago, exdraken said:

Fantastic little Moska and Rata and I-16s !!

Never heard of this Resin company of course!

I also like the vacu  canopy idea with those tiny canopies!!

 

Thanks much.

 

Cheers

Randy

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7 hours ago, IPMS19 said:

-Very nice collection of ISHKAS, I'm suddenly reliefed to see that some where in this world there is another guy,  me  excepted, who has built these  famous Hobby Craft kits.....

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You are not alone.  I have also started the Type 17, but it languishes on the shelf at this time.

 

Cheers

Randy

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