RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARD

RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARD This is the plastic model of Polikarpov I-16. Eduard’s Profipack includes photo-etched parts and canopy masking sheets.

RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARD This kit is different in color of the wings and the fuselage. It might be diverted parts of the version change or something.

RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARD This is the attached photo-etched parts. It is a painted cockpit panel and seat belt. I am thankful for this, but if I get used to this I will lose my energy to do myself.

RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARDI slightly changed my mood and painted the tip of the lever in red.
(20-July-2018)

RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARD It is quite amazing as the belt of the rudder pedal is reproduced.

RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARD Appearance improved as I attached the seat belt.

RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARD Although it shone a bit, the reproduction of the meter is precise. It is much easier and better than painting with a brush because it draws fine white memory.

RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARDI painted cleanly the engine and its surroundings. However, the effect of the painting does not appear clearly, because it is hidden behind the cowl and cannot be seen well.
(22-July-2018)

RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARD Since it is a small fuselage, after the cockpit is completed, the assembly will proceed smoothly.

RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARD RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARD Umm, I have made a lot of gaps and steps. It is hard to make it a little… I will try to fix it as much as possible.

RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARD Fixed the gap and mold with a heat pen, file and design knife. I tried to re-mold by cutting and pasting the small photo-etched parts on the upper surface where the mold had disappeared. I reproduced them too much. It is not good to be too conspicuous. Because the surface of the fuselage should be smooth, it is different from AFV.

RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARDI opened the nozzle of machine-gun on the wings. I replaced the Pitot tube with a brass pipe.
(25-July-2018)

RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARD The landing gears of the Polikarpov I-16 are assembled as this photo and are bonded to the fuselage later. Airbrush with the lower surface color, so I did not need to paint the tires yet…

RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARD I masked the engine and cockpit.

RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARD Painting in progress. The engine cowl part is to paint the thin band line of silver, so masking is necessary again.

RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARDI used Mr. Color, C320 Dark Green as the basic paint. I blew a gradation a bit.
(27-July-2018)

RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARD It is the world’s first single leaf withdrawal landing gear fighter. Designed in the summer of 1932, first flight in December 1933. Since the body is made of wood and the main wings and tail wings are fabric covering, it is probably the structure of a biplane generation. Maximum speed 455 km/h. In Spain civil war, Nomonhan Incident etc., the I-16 overwhelmed the biplane of other countries and showed a great performance of the monoplane.

RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARD Production was about 9000 aircraft, and it was operated in Finland and Spain besides the Soviet Air Force.

RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARD Because the wings are not so big for the short and dumpy fuselage, when I first saw it I thought that this really would fly. I remember I made 1/72 scale kit of Hasegawa 20 years ago. The fact that many types of I-16 are released from Eduard, that is probably it’s a popular item in the plastic model market.

RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARD As only the color number of Mr. Color and the Creo’s aqueous hobby color was indicated, I used the approximate colors of Vallejo by visual inspection for a small area of brush painting. Or you can mix colors on the palette and adjust it. The interior of the fuselage does not have to be so nervous. The color designation of Creos as a standard in this manual, I wonder that Mr. Color is used a lot abroad?

RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARD I think that it is a good kit that reproduces the texture of the actual airplane surface well.

RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARD RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARD I adhered the canopy from the inside with a pouring adhesive because I was afraid that the paint film was attacked by the adhesive. When peeling the masking tape, the lower side of the inside, the edge became slightly whitened. Should I have basically painted after attaching the canopy? It is a disappointing part, anyway, I painted smoked thinly on the edge and made whitening less noticeable.

RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARD The aim of the cockpit front is reproduced with the photo-etched part and the impression of a precise kit.

RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARD The Marking is the Generalmajor Ivan A. Lakeev, Hero of the Soviet Union, 1941.

RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARD The Eduard instruction comments “This aircraft was based with 46th IAP at Vasilkov airfield. Note that this was a VIP aircraft, very carefully maintained, kept clean and polished, in perfect condition. It will be a disappointment to heavy weathering lovers, so be careful with pre-shading and other weathering tricks.”

RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARD RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARD RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARD RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARD This airplane was using a wire lead-in line to store the landing gear. Although it is not in the part, it is good to add additional work with thin threads.

RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARD RUSSIAN AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRPLANE POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 1/48 EDUARDIt is plain painting, I changed the expression slightly with the gradation on both the upper side and the lower side. When I finished pasting the decal, it’s got a cool look with a little accent. Polikarpov I-16 has various paint patterns, so I would like to try again. Eduard I-16 Type 17 is still in my hand…
(29-July-2018)

I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.

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