**** DONE: 1/48 Polikarpov I-16 Type 10 – From WW1 to WW2 GB

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  1. tigerdriver

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    #1 tigerdriver, Dec 5, 2012
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    Username: tigerdriver
    First name: Dave
    Category: Beginner
    Scale: 1/48
    Manufacturer: Academy 1/48 Polikarpov I-16 Type 10


    Polikarpov I-16 Type 10 as flown by the Spanish Republicans

    I doubt these plucky little planes need much introduction here . They acquitted themselves surprisingly well against the early marques of 109 it confronted but was soon outclassed as its opponents evolved both their equipment and tactics .

    I will be doing an OOB using the ( amazingly simple ) Academy 1/48 kit. The plane in question is a type 10 flow by the Fuerza Aereas Republicans in 1938

    This scheme is a straightforward green over blue with some surprisingly jaunty ID marks added

    The kit has only a couple of dozen bits if you ignore the spares provided for later enclosed cockpit or ski equipped versions, so maybe even I wont be able to mess up lol. Interior detail is minimal but the view is even smaller so I wont worry too much there . I may try and add the lines for the fabled manual wind up undercarriage though.

    Main personal objective is to make a tidy craft and practice some painting with my newly acquired airbrush and compressor :)

    Thanks for reading, and apologies in advance for the crimes against modelling to follow
     
  2. tigerdriver

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    Heres the box , fairly empty lol

    20121204_183521.jpg
     
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    Looking like a good build to follow :)
     
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    If only for the comedy value i fear Igor :)
     
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    Just a fyi, copy and paste the starting thread "info" that you need to post in every new GB entry, from one of the other builds and put in your info. I would post it for you here, but I'm off to class :S

    I'm sure you'll do great on the build, we all started some where. :)
     
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    Done thanks guys
     
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    An interesting little build Dave, it'll be fun watching you pull it together.
     
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    get intoit dave, glad you have jumped in!
     
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    You need help? Just ask. Even a "now what"? will get an answer.
     
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    Looks like a nice kit..... good luck with it...

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    Just a quick question, have you decided on the exact bird? I have some info. on the I-16s in Spain, but its more bird specific that I've gathered over the years :D
     
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    i think I am just gonna go with the kit version Igor .... I am away from home this evening but will post up the details and some pics of progress so far :)
     
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    So things are moving pretty fast

    The interior is pretty minimal to say the least, but also pretty much invisible bar the seat once the fuselage is joined . Likewise the engine which is nicely moulded but barely visible through the cowling. So the approriate greys and steels etc were applied and I moved on 20121204_200657.jpg

    Splashed some paint and then went ahead and begun the main assembly, will need a little sanding and filler but its not too bad at all
     
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    After some filler and sanding I started to think about the main colours .

    The kit comes with red decals for the fuse band and wing tips but in the spirit of trying a few new skills every build i thought I would have a go at spraying and masking the colours


    20121204_203108.jpg
     
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    Very nice, shes coming along quickly :D
     
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    She's coming..... Looking good, too !

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    Not bad.
     
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    Hey, TigerDave! Nice to see you jump in with a cool little plane like this and a great paint scheme too! No laughter here, (except over "marque", You English and your english!) Bill is correct, ask and you will be answered!
     
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    A splash of red here, a dot of red there. Great colour red Dave, like it.
     
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