Polikarpov I-3 - part V : Rescued by Claus

Polikarpov I-3 - part V : Rescued by Claus

Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

August 8th, 2011, 10:32 pm #1

Hello gang

Several years before the wheel was invented I started building this Polikarpov



After a few weeks I could already put the decals on it

Sadly the red stars were very translucent



My daily curses were answered

Claus from Denmark sent me a nice variety of replacement stars



The right stuff !



And my clumsy hands



Putting a better effort in my rubbing - a real star was born



Now for real



Going great



The curved fuselage was more of a challenge - but only a little touching up is needed



Back on track

The undercarriage was a little complex



But going step by step



And with some corrections



For better alignment



And adding some small attachment pins where needed



We managed to put the thing on its feet



The tail strut was a but join



Then I had some distractions from my real life

And I lost interest, because the next hurdle is a BIG ONE

Scratch building a new radiator - the kits part is rather clumsy



But I keep postponing this job... and I don't know why because in general I like to play with Evergreen strips

Lately I have been thinking of using the kits part - for the sake of progress

I still don't know

Anyway - I owe a big thank you to Claus from Denmark for providing me with replacement stars and a postcard with a Danish build aircraft (a SAI KZ III), I didn't know they had any - it's looking great !

Thank you Claus !





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William De Coster / Belgium / past builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - Airfix - Spitfre PR.XIX : Part I (incl Flying Legends 2011 show report) - Part II
1/72 - AGA - Polikarpov I-3 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God

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Joined: January 14th, 2009, 2:52 pm

August 9th, 2011, 8:04 am #2

c'mon, let's see you tackle that radiator.
I'm sure with your skills, you'll nail it in no time at all

Groete

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Joined: August 18th, 2008, 1:33 am

August 14th, 2011, 1:44 am #3

Hello gang

Several years before the wheel was invented I started building this Polikarpov



After a few weeks I could already put the decals on it

Sadly the red stars were very translucent



My daily curses were answered

Claus from Denmark sent me a nice variety of replacement stars



The right stuff !



And my clumsy hands



Putting a better effort in my rubbing - a real star was born



Now for real



Going great



The curved fuselage was more of a challenge - but only a little touching up is needed



Back on track

The undercarriage was a little complex



But going step by step



And with some corrections



For better alignment



And adding some small attachment pins where needed



We managed to put the thing on its feet



The tail strut was a but join



Then I had some distractions from my real life

And I lost interest, because the next hurdle is a BIG ONE

Scratch building a new radiator - the kits part is rather clumsy



But I keep postponing this job... and I don't know why because in general I like to play with Evergreen strips

Lately I have been thinking of using the kits part - for the sake of progress

I still don't know

Anyway - I owe a big thank you to Claus from Denmark for providing me with replacement stars and a postcard with a Danish build aircraft (a SAI KZ III), I didn't know they had any - it's looking great !

Thank you Claus !





* <i></i> * *
William De Coster / Belgium / past builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - Airfix - Spitfre PR.XIX : Part I (incl Flying Legends 2011 show report) - Part II
1/72 - AGA - Polikarpov I-3 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
A shortcut could be to use the kit's part and represent the grills with printed decal film. Maybe then enhance the effect with a pen or a marker? Of course , it wouldn't be convincing on close scrutiny but you would have to be very close..
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Joined: July 27th, 2009, 4:13 pm

August 14th, 2011, 2:29 pm #4

Hello gang

Several years before the wheel was invented I started building this Polikarpov



After a few weeks I could already put the decals on it

Sadly the red stars were very translucent



My daily curses were answered

Claus from Denmark sent me a nice variety of replacement stars



The right stuff !



And my clumsy hands



Putting a better effort in my rubbing - a real star was born



Now for real



Going great



The curved fuselage was more of a challenge - but only a little touching up is needed



Back on track

The undercarriage was a little complex



But going step by step



And with some corrections



For better alignment



And adding some small attachment pins where needed



We managed to put the thing on its feet



The tail strut was a but join



Then I had some distractions from my real life

And I lost interest, because the next hurdle is a BIG ONE

Scratch building a new radiator - the kits part is rather clumsy



But I keep postponing this job... and I don't know why because in general I like to play with Evergreen strips

Lately I have been thinking of using the kits part - for the sake of progress

I still don't know

Anyway - I owe a big thank you to Claus from Denmark for providing me with replacement stars and a postcard with a Danish build aircraft (a SAI KZ III), I didn't know they had any - it's looking great !

Thank you Claus !





* <i></i> * *
William De Coster / Belgium / past builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - Airfix - Spitfre PR.XIX : Part I (incl Flying Legends 2011 show report) - Part II
1/72 - AGA - Polikarpov I-3 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
As to the transfers: Glad I could be of help. Rub down transfers are not the easiest to work with (I have ruined quite a few in my time!), but you did a splendid job. Pity they were a tiny bit off register, showing a strip of white backing colour.

That kit radiator does look like a blob. A few days ago, while searching for build reports for Roden's Junkers D.I, I came across Eugeny Knupfer's Picasa web album https://picasaweb.google.com/115956777831051467504): One of his other builds is the I-3 (scroll down to the bottom of the page), and he scratched the radiator. You'll only find pics of the finished article (no drawings), but I would think you could work just from the pics of the radiator.

Nice job on that u/c!
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