1/48 Hobbycraft Polikarpov I-16 Type 29

Gallery Article by Randy Lutz


Here are some photos of my Hobby Craft Polikarpov I-16 Type. This model features an updated cockpit, scratchbuilt gear doors, vacuform canopies and whatever mods were required to more accurately depict this variant. 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:
Captain Ciocanel Popescu
Escadrila 19 Observatie
Botosani, Rumania, July 1941

Randy Lutz
IPMS Canada


Photos and text by Randy Lutz