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Polikarpov I-16 type 4 at 1/48 (yes!)
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Author Topic: Polikarpov I-16 type 4 at 1/48 (yes!)  (Read 2577 times)
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« on: February 01, 2018, 09:08:55 AM »

Hello sovietwarplanes forum's friend,

this is my last one:
Le I-16 type 4 au 1/48!

an old project come true!
Of course this version doesn't exist at 1/48
but there is in "escala espaƱola" e real artist, Ricardo Rodriguez, very found of I-16
he gave master classes to make accurate I-16 with Eduard base.
i put in my french forum a compilation of htis work (don't worry about language pics are very clear!)
after speaking with him i decided to work on a trasformation from type 10 to type 4, and he send me a resin copy of his work : it was heaven!
Sorry friends don't ask for a set , he told me i wouldn't do more copy...

I decided to do this plane the very first plane after the I-16 prototype...

During the mount, a rusian friend of mine send me the same pics recently discovered in HD quality.
zooming the pic I notice a black bordered red satr in the fuselage: nobody never represent it in any profile!

there has been two type of cowling (Ricardo represented both) short and long.

I prefered the second one, that's why I chose this plane, and not this one I first wanted to do...

the step by step in french can be seen here (with google transation, no problem):

Well here are the pics:

Family is growing:

« Last Edit: February 01, 2018, 09:13:10 AM by xan » Logged

Massimo Tessitori
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 10:19:35 AM »

Hi Xan,
very interesting work.
The model looks excellent, and the discovery of the red star is a good information. The Spanish modeller made excellent resin pieces.
I think that a 1/72 version could be made by using the cowling of an I-15bis and an engine from some other biplane, on the base of the Amodel type 5/6. 
Thank you for sharing the work.
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 02:08:04 PM »

Great work on the Type 4 Xan!

I have been reading through Ricardo Rodriguez' "Project Ishak."  Did he by any chance finish the project, and if so, do you know where I could find said work?  Thanks.

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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2018, 08:23:17 AM »

as far as I know he didn't finish his work.
I will ask him and come back soon.

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