New Product Line - Assembled & Painted 1/48 Engines

Introducing our new product line - assembled & painted 1/48 engines.

1/72 Polikarpov I-3 Update - Box, Instructions, Decals

Here is a little update on the upcoming 1/72 Polikarpov I-3 from Small Stuff.

Polikarpov I-3 - Painting and Markings

Polikarpov I-3 - Painting and Markings
Although Polikarpov I-3 saw a relatively widespread service in the Soviet Air Forces in the late 20s - mid-30s, the number and quality of photographic references on this aircraft leaves much to be desired. With the upcoming release of Small Stuff's Polikarpov I-3, I'd like to make most of the information which I used to create the painting and markings instructions for this kit available to the model builder, allowing him to draw his own conclusions in the ambiguous cases.

1/72 Polikarpov I-3 Test Buld

Here is a test assembly of the upcoming 1/72 I-3 resin kit.

1/72 Polikarpov I-3 Update

An update on the I-3 project - the remaining sprues and partial assembly.

1/72 Polikarpov I-3 - Work In Progress

Here is an update on one of the projects currently under development. The subject is the Soviet biplane fighter I-3, developed by Nikolai Polikarpov. It was produced in significant numbers and served in Soviet Air Force for several years in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

Four New Small Stuff 1/48 WWI Engines

New 1/48 WWI Engines are available for ordering:

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Building A Small Stuff Engine

While designing the new 1/48 WWI engines released by my company Small Stuff, I tried to achieve a reasonable compromise between the level of detail, ease of assembly and ease to manufacture. The resulting sets, although consisting of a relatively large number of tiny parts, should not, in my opinion, pose any challenge to an average model builder, while resulting in a realistically looking engine. In this article I would like to demonstrate step-by-step process of building one of these engines.