**** FINISHED: 1/48 Polikarpov I-16 Type 10 - Winter War / Eastern War WWII

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  1. JKim

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    #1 JKim, Aug 11, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2014
    Username: JKim
    First name:John
    Category: Intermediate
    Scale: 1/48
    Manufacturer: Eduard
    Model Type: Polikarpov I-16 Type 10 Profipack Edition
    Aftermarket addons: Mostly OOB since the Profipack comes with lots of extras like PE and masks. Added stretched sprue for engine pushrods, landing gear cable, and door handle.

    This aircraft was flown by General Major Ivan Lakeev based with the 46th IAP at Vasilkov airfield.

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    A great job John. When I get back at mine, I'll be using some of your issues as reference. There's over 3 months left. Got another in the stash for this GB?

    Geo
     
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    Very, very nice. I really like it.

    Cheers,

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    Thanks! I hope my build is helpful when you piece together your Rata! Despite the minor difficulties installing the landing gear and especially the doors, I really like the end result. The scale of pieces looks right and the whole spidery contraption looks impressive once it all comes together. One thing I forgot to mention is that I used my recently purchased micro drill set and pin vise to drill small holes in the landing gear wells and main wheels where the cable attaches too. On the kit they are just depressions and I think enlarging them a tad and making them deeper makes the cable easier to secure.

    I don't have a stash of kits. I've been working on them one at a time. But... I did have a hankering to build a 109 or 190 in an Eastern front winter scheme. So maybe I'll pull the trigger on another kit. I need something to do for the next three months! Something along the lines of Nowotny's White Eight...

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    Thanks Jeff! I feel like my modeling is getting a little better each time out. Especially with all of the advice and tips I've been getting here. I've beefed up my tool kit to include a micro drill set, an assortment of sheet styrene, a scribing tool so I feel more confident facing issues that I used to ignore.
     
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    Great job John and you nailed the finished post format perfectly. I really hope you pull the trigger on another build.
     
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    Great job! It came out looking sweet. You should definitely do another kit for the GB.
     
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    As already said, lovely little build John and it's nice to see some fresh blood muscling in.
     
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    Beautiful work John!!
     
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    With all here. :D
     
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    damn nice finish man...time to breakout another kit! :D
     
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    A great work here :thumbleft:
     
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    Very nice John! :thumbright:
     
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    Great job :) she turned out great, how did you find the wheel fit? (they sort of set flimsy every time I build these :D)
     
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    The landing gear fit well but the struts are so thin that I needed to reinforce the attachment points with CA glue when it came time to attach the gear doors. Nothing a little patience and care can't overcome!
     
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