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1/48 Resin Update Set for Academy/Hobbycraft Polikarpov I-16

Product announcement by Mark Buchler on Aug 19 2008



This limited run update set includes twelve individual resin parts which bring the outdated Academy/Hobbycraft kit up to modern standards.

Included in the kit are a complete cockpit with sidewalls, instrument panel (with paper gauge cluster for gluing behind panel), seat, control stick, rudder pedals, floor, and two cowl options, for either the Type 10 or the Type 18 variants. Also included are cockpit doors for open cockpit display.

The cost of the set is $15, plus $5 shipping & handling to anywhere in the USA. (Please add $1 if you want your package shipped insured.) Payment can be made via PayPal through my e-mail address (, or by check or money order, in U.S. funds only. Check or money orders should be sent to and made payable to:

Mark Buchler
4623 Barnard Street
Simi Valley CA 93063

International orders please contact me for shipping rates to your country before ordering. For more details, please visit


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Photos and text by Mark Buchler