Rest Models 1/48 Polikarpov I-3

Not quite a new build, more a rediscovery. I found this in a box in a loft, built ten years ago and completely forgotten about! This I remember being a very nice resin kit made by Russian company Rest Models. They still have a website but I’m not sure if they are making kits, though a number have been promised. The resin is top quality. supplemented with white metal and photoetch parts, packaged with a sheet of colour profiles.

This is a handsome looking plane, its’ racy lines broken only by the protruding radiator. I’m not sure where I got these contemporary images from but they helped when putting the model together.

Picture I-3

Picture I-3 2

I-3 2

I-3 4

I-3 1

I-3 5

I-3 3