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June 13 2011 at 1:01 AM
Massimo La Civita  (no login)
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Heller 1/72 Polikarpov I-153. I built this kit as a child, and left it in its white, bare plastic. Was worth it to paint, considering that the instruction claimed it to be totally white?

Box and content:

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Rudder and port access hatch removed:

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Starboard hatch scribed but left in place:

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Cockpit floor/landing gear bay roof sit in a very strange, sloped position:

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No way it can be like that: I separated bulkhead and floor to pose them true and square:

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The big gap you see above is addressed with a thin strip of plasticard:

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The holes on the fuselage (rigging locations) were too large: closed and later re-drilled much smaller!

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Next: cockpit structures!

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