Polikarpov I-180E-3 1/48 scratchbuild
I-180 – on such machines might have come across Luftwaffe Russian pilots in 1941. If it were not a tragic set of circumstances such as the death of several test pilots, including Valery Chkalov. I-180 is a deep modernization of I-16, and when making the series would be the most driven to condition the beginning of war fighter.
On the model – I made a third version of the I-180, pre-production, with a closed canopy. Is scratchbuild, I used different parts of the models La-5, MiG-3, I-16. Painted with a brush again. Such an unusual coloration is due to witnesses, who mentioned that color fuselage, as “pink seagull.” Some civilian aircraft were painted in the 30’s in a similar cream.
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