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

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

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

POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 EDUARD 1/48 MAKING 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.

POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 EDUARD 1/48 MAKINGI slightly changed my mood and painted the tip of the lever in red.
(20-July-2018)

POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 EDUARD 1/48 MAKING It is quite amazing as the belt of the rudder pedal is reproduced.

POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 EDUARD 1/48 MAKING Appearance improved as I attached the seat belt.

POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 EDUARD 1/48 MAKING 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.

POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 EDUARD 1/48 MAKINGI 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)

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

POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 EDUARD 1/48 MAKING POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 EDUARD 1/48 MAKING 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.

POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 EDUARD 1/48 MAKING 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.

POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 EDUARD 1/48 MAKINGI opened the nozzle of machine-gun on the wings. I replaced the Pitot tube with a brass pipe.
(25-July-2018)

POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 EDUARD 1/48 MAKING 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…

POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 EDUARD 1/48 MAKING I masked the engine and cockpit.

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

POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 EDUARD 1/48 PAINTINGI used Mr. Color, C320 Dark Green as the basic paint. I blew a gradation a bit.
(27-July-2018)

POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORK 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.

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

POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORK 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.

POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORK 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?

POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORK I think that it is a good kit that reproduces the texture of the actual airplane surface well.

POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORK POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORK 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.

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

POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORK The Marking is the Generalmajor Ivan A. Lakeev, Hero of the Soviet Union, 1941.

POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORK 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.”

POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORK POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORK POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORK POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORK 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.

POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORK POLIKARPOV I-16 Type 10 EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORKIt 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)

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