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Polikarpov I-16 Rata; 1:32 Scale (03914)
Topic Started: Apr 20 2018, 07:12 AM (195 Views)
Johni044
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Polikarpov I-16 Type 24
1:32 Scale
03914


An in box review of this kit can be found Here



Normally on build reviews I build the kit purely out of the box, however with this being a larger scale kit with an open cockpit I've decided to put some belts in, so if I'm doing that I'll try a little weathering as well. I will be using brush painted Revell Aquacolor paints, Tamiya Extra Thin Cement unless I state otherwise in the narrative.

Construction starts with joining the wing tops and bottoms.
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Next is attaching the lower cowling, however first I cut out and dry fitted the fuselage halves together.
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The panel was fitted
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This was then offered up the the fuselage to make sure everything lined up.
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Moving onto the cockpit internals starting with the floor and seat.
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and internal framing. Alignment was achieved by dry sliding the compoments into the dry fitted fuselage, then glue applied to the starboard side and waiting for the glue to cure.

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Next will be the I/P and more cockpit work, that will be in the next update.

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jacksdad64
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:pop:
I remember watching an interview with GŁnther Rall who said that the Rata was a very dangerous opponent.


Steve

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Apparently it was only known as Rata by the Nationalist forces in the Spanish civil war, other names by the Soviets and Finnish.

Anyway the belts arrived on Saturday.
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So I cracked on. The I.P. was assembled, for this I paintged the panel leaving the lens alone, then applied the decal to the inside using a thin coat of Humbrol Clear as a fixing agent.(sorry about the fuzzy picture, the camera must have focused on the framing.)
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The belts were installed (Eduard ED33185) and dirtied down a little with a dark wash.
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The oil tank was affixed to the firewall.
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Followed handles for the guns.
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U/C crank and other controls on the starboard side.
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Rudder was assembled.
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I did not fix the clear parts in the top panel, choosing to but them in with PVA after painting.
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Fuselage was then joined.
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And fixed to the wings.
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You can see the Geebee influence on the design when its together.
TTFN.
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:thumb: nice work on thebpit John. Those Eduard belts certainly bring it to life and in 32nd are a minimum anyone should add.

Steve


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:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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Martin
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:like: can't wait to see painting finish.
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Johni044
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That will be any days soon Martin.

Still on with construction, next up the control surfaces, firstly the wings and rudder.
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Then the tail planes.
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Which were then attached to the fuselage.
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The tailplane/fuselage join was the first time durring construction that the fit was not perfect, this will need just a little tidy up before painting.

Onto the engine, the instructions would have you build the radial, mounting frame and exhaust then attach the entire structure to the firewall. After a little thought I opted not to go this route for one main reason. That is the exhaust stacks should vent through the engine covers and I did not want the exhausts not to line up with these vents. So firstly I cemented the engine mount to the firewall.

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Then dry fitted the engine covers in place and retained them there with Tamiya tape.

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The engine was constructed and the first set of exhaust pipes attached.
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This enables me to slide the radial into position and fine tune the exhaust alignment allowing the cement to cure before moving onto the next set.
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When all the exhausts were attached, the radial was cemented into position and the engine covers removed.
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Finally the Battery? was carefully put in position with tweezers and cemented in place.
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The engine front cover was then glued in place. (side panels still dry fitted at this stage)
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Think I need to dirty down that yellow a tad.

Time for some paint next.
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jacksdad64
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:hmm: I'm sorely tempted to get one of these little beauties.


Steve

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Apr 27 2018, 08:08 AM
:hmm: I'm sorely tempted to get one of these little beauties.


Steve

me too............ :woo:

Cheers,

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Got some paint on the Rata, a couple brushed on coats of Revell Aquacolor 99 Aluminium thinned with some water.

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Not a going for a natural metal finish as the plane is of wood and covered fabric construction.
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May 2 2018, 06:52 AM
Not a going for a natural metal finish as the plane is of wood and covered fabric construction.
:hmm: so why the silver colour?


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Because that is the colour it was painted.


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jacksdad64
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:woo: ah so.

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Martin
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In silver looks very good. I Still can not understand how is possible to achieve such smooth finish (no strokes) with brush.
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Martin
May 2 2018, 07:25 PM
In silver looks very good. I Still can not understand how is possible to achieve such smooth finish (no strokes) with brush.
Alchemy 😉
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All I do is use a flat brush, thinned paint and paint in the direction of the airflow.
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May 2 2018, 09:04 PM
All I do is use a flat brush, thinned paint and paint in the direction of the airflow.
It can not be so simple...you are alchemist :yes:
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May 2 2018, 09:03 PM
Alchemy 😉
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Got the decals on, need some to do a add some satin/mat varnish then a little weathering.

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That looks like a really good little kit :thumb:
Ill have to read up on its history as I know very little about that aircraft :)

Great paintwork John :yes:

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