Polikarpov I-3 , SmallStuff 1:72
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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Wow...fantastic job on that small scale
I was gonna say that same thing, George.
Pavel, that is a nice, clean build! What is the slogan on the side?
On board the inscription "Shooter VOHR Stalinism", ie "Shooter militarized guard Stalin region" in the USSR (now - Donetsk region)
Lovely build. Very clean.
Great stuff. Really like this.
1/72 eh? Very nice. Now, come over here and place your hands on this cutting board while I sharpen my cleaver... 🙂
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.
thanks for the detail!
Great work, a nice looking aircraft.
Nicely done Pavel, looks good.
🙂 ... 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.
Nice Build i LIKE!
Outstanding work, Pavel.
Beautiful! I'd love to get one in 1/48 scale.
That BMW VI engine was the Cosworth DFV of between-the-wars fighter aircraft, in that it remained competitive for so long and was used in so many designs. They were built in Bavaria, Russia, Italy and Japan, that I know of.