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Alistair Gauld
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ICM 1/72 Polikarpov U-2/PO-2VS

October 28, 2021 · in Aviation · · 20 Comments

A little kit with lots of tiny parts.
I seem to have a problem with plastic as I had to replace a few parts with brass tube and sprue.
I find it very soft. Probably operator error though.

Primed with Neutral Grey.
Painted with MRP AMT-1, Colourcoats AMT-4, AMT-7,AMT-12, Tamiya Nato Black, Rubber Black, Dark Grey, Gun Metal, Dark Iron and Light Grey.
Washes sparingly used Citadel Nuln Oil and Seraphim Sepia.
Finished with Windsor & Newton Matt Varnish.
The propeller came from Quickboost and the wheels from ResKit.

I've still to fit the anti-vibration bars to the rigging but it's done as far as I'm concerned.

Thanks for looking,


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20 responses

  1. Very nice looking small plane! Is it the new or old tool? I am not sure why, but ICM released a completely new Po-2 in 1:72 scale a few years after their first kit of the type.

  2. Very well built little jewel. Lots of good reading too.

  3. A little jewel, Alistair, what a great scheme!
    Yes, the ICM plastic has a reputation of being soft...

  4. Great little aircraft, Alistair @alistairfgauld
    Amazing what you did at this scale, especially the rigging.

  5. Fine work, Alistar!
    Your Poli-k has more wiring than a piano, excellent rigging work as well as an excellent build.

  6. Another winner, Alistair! Great work on a great subject.

  7. Very nice work on your build, the rigging and scheme looks great.

  8. Biplanes are evil, Allistair (@alistairfgauld), but this one is awesome, even if it does have one too many wings. Rigging must have been fun on something this size.

    • Thanks so much,
      I sat for about three days staring at other builds, photos and the instructions trying to get the nerve up and figure out how to do it.
      I kept the top wing off and all in all it took about 90 minutes to get it done.
      In saying that I got very lucky and it all worked. I've spent that long trying to rig the aerial on a Spitfire before.


  9. Fantastic! Thought about getting this kit but shied away so far - you are tempting me!

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