**** DONE: Polikarpov I-16 type 24, pilot Boris F. Safonov, 72.SAP

Discussion in '#9 VVS/Eastern Front 1941-45' started by rochie, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. rochie

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    #1 rochie, Feb 5, 2011
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    ok Glenn i'll join you in this build, been itching to build this kit !:D
    got to get Hep Cat finished first though !!!!:rolleyes:

    User Name: rochie
    Name: Karl
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    Kit: Eduard
    Scale:1/48
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    going to need some help with the interior cockpit colour though, any idea any one ?

    pics are from an online review of the kit
     

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    It's hard to tell a definite color for the cockpit since the Russians used all different colors depending on what was available.

    A few different colors I have seen (while researching my project..hehe..) are

    Steel Grey
    Light Grey
    Blue Grey
    Pale Green
     
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    yeah i found all sorts of colours Harrison i think this i-16 might have been green inside but dont really know, i'm sure Wojtek will point me in the right direction !
     
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    Paging Commander General Surgeon Captain Wojtek....
     
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    Wouldn't be a VVS build without the Rata. Nice one Karl. Will watch with interest.
     
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    agree mate and thanks:D
     
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    The inner surface of the fuselage was covered twice with light-gray enamel "AЭ-9" (AE-9)
     

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    Sweet choice Karl. Looking forward to your build. Will join you with Sturmovik soon enough. :D
     
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    Good one Karl. If we get another one, will it be Rata twoey ?
    I'm at the door already .......
     
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    Nice one Karl, I'll be watching closely on this one as I have an I-16 Type 29 for a later GB.
     
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    Very cool choice, and thanks for the info Wotan.
     
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    :lol:

    That's one for the erRata section!
     
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    Nice one Karl. I built the Hobbycraft kit a long time ago and you can hardly even see into the cockpit so I wouldn't be too concerned about it being exactly the right color.
     
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    Good stuff Karl.....won't need much space for this one either!:D
     
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    not sure i can forgive you for that one Dogsbody :lol:

    many thanks Wotan those pictures are great and you've confirmed the colour of the cockpit sidewalls for me !
     
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    And supplied a '13' for me! :lol:

    Looking forward to this one old sausage!
     
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    Yep..it can be used for that. It was colour FS25630. Humbrol 64 or Tamiya XF12.
     
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    thank you Wojtek, i have a tin of humbrol 64 i think so i'm good to go
     
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    ok made a start on the rata !
    i'm waiting for the camera batteries to charg so pics a bit later.

    question, any body know the colour of the wheel bays, instructions call for light blue, but am having trouble finding the right shade as it also says light blue for the lower surfaces but gives a different paint number ?
     
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    #20 Wurger, Feb 27, 2011
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    Unfortunately the answer might be really different. As memo serves the light blue colour was AII Goluboy ( FS25466 ) or AMT-7 ( FS25550 ) or A-28m ( FS35250 ). AII blue has not a good match comparing to offered Humbrols. A mix of 50% H89 and 50% H65 should give a good resemblance. AMT-7 was nearly identical to 89, eventually lightened to give a faded paint. A-28m was a bit more yellowish than AMT-7 and, when old, turns to yellow becoming similar to British Sky. A mix of 89 with more or less beige green 90 and/or blue 65 should give a good match. For the AMT-7 and A-28m there was Humbrol 115 offered. But the paint hasn't been produced any longer.
    Generally the Light Blue of the wheel bays was the same colour used for painting of undersides.
     

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