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Anton Ryzbak13 Nov 2019 12:32 a.m. PST


Old one but a good one!
Now I have to find my copy of Check Your Six link

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2019 6:33 a.m. PST


Chuckaroobob13 Nov 2019 9:46 a.m. PST

Awesome little plane!

King Cobra13 Nov 2019 2:17 p.m. PST

Good job, nice weathering.
Great Scale

Fish13 Nov 2019 6:23 p.m. PST

It is better to spray the mini with clear varnish (Johnson's Future whcih apparently is nowadays called Pledge Floor Gloss used to be all the rage among serious modellers), then apply decals and the seal with matt varnish (or first gloss then matt).

Helps a bit with the decal edges. But even more useful are the decal chemicals like classic Micro Sol and Set or similar stuff from, say, Vallejo (Decal Medium/Softener and Decal Fix).

Lastly, I-16 saw also use against Finland, not only during Winter War, but during the (first year+) of Continuation War.

Anton Ryzbak13 Nov 2019 7:33 p.m. PST

I have been a Future user for ages. These decals were extraordinarily stiff and I was out of Solvaset and got interrupted as the decals were setting so some of the edges got past me. I didn't know that they had changed the name of Future. I bought two quarts of it about a decade ago and am only now using the last of the second bottle. Does anybody know if Solvaset is still in production? It was my favorite for ages.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2019 3:34 p.m. PST

Nice job on a cool looking plane.

SGusky20 Dec 2019 6:24 p.m. PST

Forget Check You Your Six , Stick a tube in it and play Mustangs And Messershmitts 😉

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