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Polikarpov I-153

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Steffen built ICM's new 1:48 Polikarpov I-153 straight from the box, only adding a seat harness.
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About the Author

About Steffen Arndt (alpha_tango)
FROM: , GERMANY

I was born in 1974 and started modelling in the 80ies. The first models I remember are a MiG 21 F-13, Saab Draken (both 1/100) and the Tu-2 (72) all from the east German producer Plastikart. during my first years I built all kind of models mainly 1/72 and 1/100. Beside the mentioned Plasticart kits ...


Comments

No worries! Originally I sent them just to show you, but it is o.k. to share them cheers Steffen
JAN 09, 2016 - 05:01 PM
Steffen, regardless of what your intentions were that is a beautiful build and I am glad a feature got posted. I will definitely pick up one of these kits soon. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes, Ian
JAN 09, 2016 - 07:18 PM
Thanks Ian! despite the shortcomings of the kit (see Sergeys new remarks in that thread), it builds easily. If you close the pit like I did you can forget any detailwork except for some seatbelts .. you wont see anything. You can do a bit more on the rigging as the double wires have aerodynamic covers at their mounting points, which I omitted (knowingly). all the best Steffen P.S. I also felt that the exhausts were much undersize
JAN 09, 2016 - 10:28 PM
Steffen, some notes about painting scheme of your Chaika. Some I-153 had sealing tape on the tail fairing, like this one It looks like your I-153 had it as well: Unfortunately I don't know what color it should be . And I'm pretty sure that tail should be silver, not white. I guess that this Chaika was repainted from standard prewar silver, and tail was left in its original color. Also it has antenna mast on the upper wing. Sergey.
JAN 09, 2016 - 11:04 PM
Thanks for your comment Sergey! I used the picture in Sqn in action 157 pg.42 as a guide. The tape does not look that much different in colour but just in "structure", but I might be wrong. On your pic the tail has a certain sheen which it lacks in the sqn picture .. not sure this is silver, but who knows for sure. BTW I just forgot the antenna ... doh. all the best Steffen
JAN 09, 2016 - 11:44 PM
Rowan, thanks for posting the few wip pictures! i only took a few during the build. I misplaced some of the instrument decals but these are never to be seen again... all the best Steffen
JAN 11, 2016 - 02:42 AM
Nice build, Steffen. It looks good - tape or no tape
JAN 19, 2016 - 10:08 PM
Cheers Jesper! many thanks for your kind comment! all the best Steffen
JAN 20, 2016 - 11:01 PM
Nice clean build. Why no weathering? I prefer not to weather most of my models.
APR 02, 2016 - 10:41 PM
Hello David Well it actually is weathered. But (1) I do weathering to look good on the model and (2) I do not like over done effects. So it is not that visible on the photos. all the best Steffen
APR 02, 2016 - 11:40 PM