**** FINISHED: 1/48 Polikarpov I-16 Type 18 - Winter War / Eastern Front WWII

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  1. fubar57

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    #1 fubar57, Oct 5, 2014
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    User Name: fubar57
    Name: George
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    Kit: Eduard Weekend Edition
    Accessories: Some odds and ends

    As always, thanks to all who offered advice, comments and encouragement...

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    Geo
     
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    Well done Geo. :cool:
     
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    Thank you Wojtek.

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    Really nice Geo
     
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    Thank you Karl.

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    Looks great Geo!
     
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    Thank you Andy
     
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    Well done Geo. Hope the cowl nightmares end soon!
     
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    Thank you Andy. I couldn't find another Type 18 build on the net but seeing as the cowl piece was an add-on to the Type 24 kit, maybe it snuck by Eduards QC. It's still a nice kits and the strength of the 12 piece per side landing gear is a testament to their engineering.

    Geo
     
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    That sir is a great looking little plane. Nice very nice.
     
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    thanks you george for sharing this beautiful model.


    it's a nice job, lovely recreation of this beautiful plane
     
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    Nicely done George...Looks great!
     
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    Thank you very much gentlemen.

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    Beautiful Rata! Did you have a positive experience with the landing gear? Although it looked wobbly, I thought the fit was very positive and the assembly very strong despite the spidery looks.
     
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    Good work Geo!!
     
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    Thanks John and Dr. Gnomey. John, like you, I added the struts to the model and then the covers. I thought the small attachment points would cause grief but they proved to be okay. Just to make sure I had maximum gluing area, I painted it after it was all on the model.

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    very good job here :thumbleft:
     
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    Thank you Steph

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    Great job Geo! After seeing these two I-16's in this GB I might have to add one to my stash. It's a neat little plane.
     
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    Geo I think that is one of your better weathering jobs :thumbright:
     
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