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.
It is the world’s first single leaf withdrawal landing gear fighter. Designed in the summer of 1932, the first flight was 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’s civil war, Nomonhan Incident, etc., the I-16 overwhelmed the biplane of other countries and showed a great performance of the monoplane.
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 a 1/72 scale kit of Hasegawa 20 years ago. The fact that many types of I-16 are released from Eduard, is probably it’s a popular item in the plastic model market.
As only the color number of Mr. Color and the Creos aqueous hobby color were 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?
I adhered to 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.
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.”
It is a 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…
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.