Polikarpov I-16 Type 24, Eduard in 1/48 scale
Hi, i would like to share the pictures of my I-16 from Eduard with you. It was the “Profi Pack”
version of this kit and it was a delight to build. It is way better than the Hobbycraft/Academy
kit. Soviet aviation is somewhat underrated. This little fighter was clearly state of the
art when introduced. Getting into service, the western airforces are still using biplanes.
My aircraft was build as an aircraft from a soviet naval unit, the 72.SAP, deployed in
the north in 1942. It was the same unit, where the soviet ace, Boris Safonov gained fame.
As said, this kit is a little gem, i run into selfmade problems. At first, while building, it falls out of my hand, that forced the instrument panel to “defect”.
But on the closed cockpit, it can t be seen. The clear parts are very thin and brittle, i managed to crack it, while masking 🙁
It is a small fighter, compare the I-16 with a P-47 !
I hope you like it
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