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I-16 PE
Polikarpov I-16 PE set
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by: Entoni Seperic [ ESEPERIC ]

Eduard has released a combo set of their PE improvements for the Stalin's mule. The set consists of more than 70 parts on two PE frets, and covers most prominent interior and exterior details for this rather popular kit.

Interior parts are prepainted in usual Eduard quality, particularly the instrument panel and the seatbelts. There are also a number of control levers and other internal control mechanisms. Nice additions are the seat plate and the gunsight.

The exterior parts cover most of what was desired in the undercarriage area, wheels and wheel covers. An addition of the engine cover grills will bring smiles to some faces as well. No need to mention that some parts are very tiny and require some experience with PE parts.

In conclusion, this is very nice two-part PE set that will greatly enhance almost any "Ishak", since it covers, most of the parts that were present on various sub-types of this small aircraft.
Highs: The proven quality, clear instructions, and prepainted elements
Lows: -
Verdict: This is a rather comprehensive detail set. It is not in-depth and highly specialized, but it does bring many of the standard parts that were present in most "Ishak" variants. It will bring your kit just a bit higher in terms of accuracy of representation.
Percentage Rating
  Scale: 1:48
  Mfg. ID: 49596
  Suggested Retail: $29,95
  PUBLISHED: Jul 28, 2012

About Entoni Seperic (eseperic)

I returned to plastic modeling in 2010 after a break of almost 20 years. Seemed like an opportunity to exercise some patience, and relieve tension. I am concentrating on WW2 aircraft, particularly Luftwaffe and the aircraft that are somehow connected with this part of the world. Some skills are comi...

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