Need advise. Want to build a Spanish Civil War I16 russian bomber. Which kit to buy?

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  1. vsanzbajo

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    I always wanted to build one of these. Now I need it to get my mind off my dogs passing. I am from Spain and I am reading a Civil War book. It mentions many planes, and I really like the I16 that was flown by the Republics pilots.
    Which kit do you recommend? What tools do I need? This will be my 1st build, so I have nothing yet. I am looking at the academy kit. What do you guys think? Any other choices?
    I thought it would be a good idea to keep myself busy and not think a bout how painful it is to live without my best buddy.
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Welcome aboard and sorry to hear about your loss. I really like the Academy kit and it went together fairly well. There is a thread here some where that involved the building of one. It had some great tips. Good luck!
     
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    Where can I find that thread?

     
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    The I-16 Rata was a stubby little Russian fighter. There were several kits out there that covered it well. 1/48 scale is good to represent it, as it was a stubby little fighter.
    Acadamy, or possibly ICM has kits. I suggest that you try one of the internet hobby shops to locate the kit. After that, we will be most glad to assist you with colors and tips for building.
    I have a very old dog, and I can relate to your problem. My advise is to wait for a bit and then get a puppy. It will not replace the friend that you had, it will be a new friend that you find that you needed.
     
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    #5 vsanzbajo, Sep 8, 2013
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    Thanks for the responses.
     
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    Thank you so much meatloaf109, my dog was actually a Beagle. His name was Levis. He was 17 and 2 months. My wife and I miss him so much. I thought that getting to work in one of these builds would keep me busy. I am reading Frank Tinker's biography from when he was in Spain in the Civil war. And I saw the pic oh this plane and I really loved it. So I thought why not.
    The pic was my dog.
     
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    Cute little guy. Dogs are nothing short of awesome.
     
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    Good looking pup.
    That is why the gods put dogs here on earth. So we could have at least one friend with unconditional love in our lives.
    I miss every one of them that have passed, but I celebrate the one that is here.
    Even if they are small and yappy,... and annoying. I still love her.... Shut Up, Crowbar!
    (She barks a lot.) But she is cute.
     
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    She is annoyed, as always. I disturbed her from her rest. (It is a tiring job, being a puppy).

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    Cool dog. We will get a pup soon. Can not live without a dog.
     
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    Yep, I have always had one around.
    Now, on to the airplane question.
    This is an I-16 Rata?
     
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    Yes the i16 Rata
     
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    As far as bombers are concerned... you may try the 1/72 scale Tupolev SB 2M-100 Bomber Spanish Civil War of ICM...

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    or the MPM 1/72 TUPOLEV SB-2 M-100/B-71

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    for the 1/48 scale there is the MPM Tupolev SB-2M (ANT-40) Katyuska. But the kit requires some additional work and experience at modelling because of the need to be converted into the correct variant of the bomber for the Spanish War...

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    or the 1/72 scale Azur kit for Vultee V-1A

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    for fighters you may make the 1/72 scale I-15 Spanish Fighter biplane....

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    or Azur 1/72 scale Polikarpov I-15 Chato "Guerra Civil en EspaƱa"

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    or AModel 1/72 scale Polikarpov I-16 type 5 / type 6 ....

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    or the Eduard 1/48 scale Polikarpov 1-16 Type 10 (Over Spain)

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    or the Academy 1/48 scale Polikarpov I-16 type 10....

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    or the 1/48 HobbyCraft kit Polikarpov I-16 Type 10 and the Polikarpov I-16 Type 5/6....

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    or the Special Hobby 1/48 Polikarpov I-15 Chato ...

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    or 1/32 scale Azur Polikarpov I-16 typ 10 "Super Mosca"...

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    Also the Azur 1/72 scale recce Polikarpov R-Z... and Azur 1/72 scale Koolhoven FK-51 "Spanish version",

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    Uffff... done....
     
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    Done it again my friend, bl**dy brilliant! :notworthy:
     
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    Great job Wojtek. Isn't there a problem with the 1/48 Hobbycraft Type 10 version, it being a mish-mash of different versions around the cowl? I seem to recall reading this in a British aviation modelling magazine years ago.

    Geo
     
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    You are right Geo. As memeo serves pilot's stick in kit is totally wrong. Propeller huck starter not provided nor cowl machine gun barrels. Just the HobbyCraft kit would be the last one form the list if I had to choose.

    BTW THX Gents. :)
     
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    Additionally... you may purchase the Eduard profi pack for the I-16 type 10. But you would have to buy the one of aftermarket decal sets of 1/48 scale. E.g. the PS48008 set of the Print Scale firm.

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    What websites do you guys recommend to buy all this stuff?
     
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