Re: Polikarpov R-1

Matt Bittner (
Mon, 8 Jan 1996 07:07:32 -0500

On 8 Jan 96 at 19:05, Hirohisa Ozaki typed diligently:

> BTW, I could not read this instruction;-)

What, you don't read Russian? ;-)

> Does anyone teach me which color and marking of this kit?

Although I don't have one (yet), pick up the first Blue Rider
magazine. Not only do you get color info, but they supply decals.

Unfortunately I don't have my _Fighting Polikarpovs_ with me, or I
could tell you a "little" about it.

> Me? No, no. But I forebode some troubles when built it;-)

What troubles? There are a number of ways around the cockpit
problems. First, if you don't want to worry about it, plug the
cockpits with a figure. Second, maybe the Blue Rider magazine has
cockpit info in it (if anybody has purchased this, does it?)? Third,
look up any info on the DH9a - that should at least provide some
info. Or - and I've been wanting to try this - put it on a base
resembling winter. Cover the cockpit openings with tissue paper
soaked in diluted white glue and painted in an olive, or some other
"tarp color". Add strings represeting "tie downs", and there you
have it. No worries about cockpit details, and in "interesting", and
possible conversational piece. Hmmm...maybe the R-1 *will* look good
this way! ;-)


Matthew Bittner WW1 Modeler, ecto subscriber, semi-new dad, PowerBuilder developer; Omaha, Nebraska
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