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1/48 ICM Polikarpov I-153 biplane 'winter version'

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Dear all -


Showing pictures of my latest completed project:


ICM's 48th scale I-153 'Chaika' biplane fitted with winter skis.   Markings are for a soviet machine from 1940 so I guess this puts it in the Finnish winter war conflict.  Great little kit although the extra sprue suppling the parts for the skis were not a good fit so a bit of work was required getting them onto the corresponding aircraft parts. 


Built OOB and only added the missing control horns for rudder and seat harness cut from Tamiya masking tape.  Rigged using fine (flat section) knitting elastic for main wings and Oschi standard elastic thread for rudder cables.   Model finished and painted by brush.


































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I love it! Particularly as it is snowing here today and expecting 2 inches of that wonderful white stuff.  This really came out well and the base with snow looks very realistic.  

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That is a superb little scene. The snow looks completely realistic with the overspill on the skis and tracks. The paint finis is of course first class- just what we have come to expect from you! That is a winner and no mistake.



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