Mirage Hobby 1/48 R.W.D.-8 PWS
November 3, 2014 in Aviation
Hi, this is my 1/48 RWD-8 from Mirage Hobby. For those unfamiliar with pre-war Polish aviation this was their standard training & liaison aircraft, & was also very popular with aero-clubs as well.
The kit is the old Sponja offering dating back from the nineteen eighties, & re-boxed by Mirage Hobby a few years ago.
It’s your typical eastern European limited run injection moulded kit & requires a bit of effort to get it to the finish line.
I’d also recommend getting the photo etch set by Part, since the interior detail is somewhat basic and Part’s set adds at least some finesse to the kit.
Decals are by Techmod, which are very thin & don’t stand up well to moving about on the surface of the kit, so you really have only one go at positioning the decals & then they start to shatter.
On the plus side they are nice & thin & over a few coats of Future blend in nicely with the paint scheme.
Markings are for the Lwowskiego Aeroklub, August 1939.
Happy to answer any comments & questions you might have, in the meantime thanks for looking.