Results of meetings between plastic, glue and paint as well as some additional comments.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Polikarpov I-16 type 4
This little Rata was built several years ago. It is the A-Model version of the Polikarpov I-16 type 4, and it was quite difficult to assemble. The kit had very well defined engraved panel lines, but that was the most redeeming feature. It is supposed to be one of the more accurate I-16s around, but I would not have a go at it again. The Hasegawa kit is so much simpler to assemble, although it is claimed that it is not as accurate a representation.
The I-16 is finished in colors typical of the VVS in mid-1941, and the unit markings are fictional.