1/48 Hobbycraft Polikarpov I-16 Type 24

Gallery Article by Randy Lutz

 

Here are some photos of my Hobby Craft Polikarpov I-16 Type. This model features an updated cockpit, vacuform canopies and whatever mods were required to more accurately depict this variant. 

 

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While the exhaust arrangement is not entirely correct for all versions, I do at least have the correct number of individual exhaust pipes on this model, which is something Hobby Craft did not do. This model is finished with Xtracolor enamels and Aeromaster decals. 

The historical particulars are:
Lieutenant Krichevskiy
Unknown ground attack unit operating from Budogoszcz Airfield, Leningrad Front, Poland 1943.

Randy Lutz
IPMS Canada

      

Photos and text by Randy Lutz