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Offline 63cpe

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Polikarov I-15 Pro 30-ies Racer
« on: May 30, 2018, 02:10:13 pm »
I like to convert unlikely aircraft to racers now and then. This one started as an answer to: What if there was a special class for aircraft from “the golden age of air history”; The thirties? Maybe this series is called the pro 30-ies and was only qualified for racers with origins dating back to the 1930-ies. All mechanics had to be from the 30-ies, aerodynamics are allowed to be changed to contemporary and experimental standard.

I used parts of an 1/144 Henschel Hs 123 wing slimmed down, Arado 196 engine and a slimmed down Polikarpov I-15 fuselage.

IMG_4900 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr
IMG_4901 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr
IMG_4902 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr
IMG_4903 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr
IMG_4906 (2) by Buddy Holly, on Flickr
IMG_4912 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

More pictures here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsonsspecial/albums/72157691529858890/with/28492518158/

Cheers,
David


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Re: Polikarov I-15 Pro 30-ies Racer
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2018, 07:08:45 pm »
I clap my hands loudly... :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
I built an I-15 (or I-153), Heller 1/72, when I was a child, but I was so sad it had no canopy, like a face with no eye. You provided the cure: inventing a canopy! Great!
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

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Re: Polikarov I-15 Pro 30-ies Racer
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2018, 04:00:10 am »
Fantastic.  Great inspiration for the Racing GB when it comes.

Fred

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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Re: Polikarov I-15 Pro 30-ies Racer
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2018, 05:38:20 am »
Very sleek and meaningful, and a super colour scheme too.  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

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Re: Polikarov I-15 Pro 30-ies Racer
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2018, 07:52:09 am »
Does look good, very art-deco. Looks like it should be in some 1930's made movie that's set in the future
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: Polikarov I-15 Pro 30-ies Racer
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2018, 08:56:22 am »
Fantastic.  Great inspiration for the Racing GB when it comes.

Second that, I like it a lot, too. Bad timing, though!  ;)

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Re: Polikarov I-15 Pro 30-ies Racer
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2018, 01:19:15 am »
Thanks gentlemen,

Yeah timing is a bit off.. but plan to join in on the Racer GB anyway...with another entry offcourse. ;)

David