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Polikarpov I-3 - part V : Rescued by Claus

August 8 2011 at 3:32 PM

William De Coster  (Login eazyprinz)
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Hello gang

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

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

Sadly the red stars were very translucent

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My daily curses were answered

Claus from Denmark sent me a nice variety of replacement stars

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The right stuff !

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And my clumsy hands

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

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Now for real

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Going great

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

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Back on track

The undercarriage was a little complex

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But going step by step

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And with some corrections

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For better alignment

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And adding some small attachment pins where needed

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We managed to put the thing on its feet

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The tail strut was a but join

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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

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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 sad.gif

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 be.png / past builds on HS : Plastic Stories

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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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