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Polikarpov I-3 , SmallStuff 1:72

January 24, 2017 in Aviation

I-3, “the third fighter” – a Soviet single-seat fighter, “easy to maneuver.” Bracing biplane of mixed wood-metal-linen designs with fixed landing gear 1928 release.
Tests have shown that the new combat aircraft has a satisfactory performance. At maximum speed, the ceiling and climb fighter I-3 is ahead of many production aircraft of other countries.

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15 responses to Polikarpov I-3 , SmallStuff 1:72

  1. Wow…..fantastic job on that small scale

  2. I was gonna say that same thing, George.

  3. Pavel, that is a nice, clean build! What is the slogan on the side?

  4. Great stuff. Really like this.

  5. 1/72 eh? Very nice. Now, come over here and place your hands on this cutting board while I sharpen my cleaver… 🙂

  6. She’s a beauty! Did you use a thin wire or some rigging thread, and what did you use for the rigging attachment points where it attaches to the underside of the upper wing?

    • Everything is very simple.
      For rigging I use monofilament 0,12mm, it creates a high strength model.
      1.The lower wing after painting do blind holes, glued ends of the threads.
      2.The upper wing paint only from the bottom, making the through-holes.
      3.Sets the upper wing on the rack, pull and fix the thread through the holes of the upper wing.
      4. I paint the top of the upper wing.

  7. Great work, a nice looking aircraft.

  8. Nicely done Pavel, looks good.

  9. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Nice one Pavel, it has that HISTORICAL feel and look to it. The rigging work is very well done, this is a joy too see.

  10. Nice Build i LIKE!!!


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