It's not actually 100% finished as i still wait for the North Star models resin and PE PAK-1 gunsight. But the parcel has been lost, North Star refund my money and so i ordered new sets from Aviation Megastore. Should be there next friday, so everything would be done next saturday.
It's the ICM kit, with Eduard PE interior, RB paper belt (Sutton harness slightly modified), North Star resin wheels, and Brengun resin RS-82 rockets under the wings. Decals from the huge Begemot I-16 set. The color is not really standard for 1942 nor for the I-16 (though it has been for the I-15), but that's the most probable in my opinion. Some source say it was a white winter wash, but it's doubtful the white wash was applied on underwings and especially gear legs, that it was so clean, and when you look at the 21 outline, which is probably white, it's brighter than the main color of the plane.
So i guess it's the soviet aluminium lacquer.
The propeller doesn't look standard either as the color is very light (it's usually black), so i guess it was unpainted. The back side looks darker on the pictures, so i painted the backside with a dark grey, probably an antiglare stuff.
I chose to paint the rocket lauchers light blue, as they look a little bit darker on the pictures (maybe it's only the shadow). In my opinion, it's possible as those devices may have been painted with the standard underside color before being mounted.
Last interesting detail, the gear legs panels were not mounted, it gives the aircraft a different look.
The pitot and the wing guns are aluminium and brass tubes.
On the second period picture you can see the gun camera bracket just behind the head rest. I have made one from scratch but i decided to not use it as i think it was a bit oversized, and i dislike how it looked.
The aluminium laquer is a mix of Tamiya flat aluminium (XF16) and Gunze Light Aircraft Grey for british jets (H332). It has been slightly weathered (almost invisible on pictures...) with enamel washes and pigments. The exhaust rust is Mig pigments.
Only a few pictures as it's not really finished, but as soon as i have the PAK-1 gunsight ready, i will take some more.
Edited by Zero77, 22 May 2018 - 03:12 PM.