April 4, 2015 in Aviation
The Mirage Hobby’s 1/48 PZL P-11c which I built about five years ago. This was Poland’s standard day fighter in the September Campaign of 1939, and is a pretty iconic aircraft for anyone interested in Polish aviation.
The markings are from Techmod and represent’s Waclaw Krol’s machine from 121 Eskadry Mysliwkiej (roughly translates to 121 Squadron). If my memory serves me right Krol managed to escape to England to fly with the Polish Airforce (PAF) in exile.
The kit itself has no major issues. It has the look & feel of a limited run-kit which is deceptive as everything fits together nicely, though once again care needs to be taken to test-fit and make good all the parts beforehand.
It does come with some photo etch and 4 resin anti-personnel bombs fitted to racks on the wings. The photo-etch does give it that extra bit of finesse, and I only later discovered that another Polish company: Part, did a more detailed photo-etch set which I’d recommend to anyone considering building the kit.
The model was painted using Agama’s Polish Khaki (P4) & Polish Blue (P5) acrylic paints.
Feel free to post any comments you might have.
I know it’s an oldie from my archives, (my current project is taking a bit longer than anticipated, but it should be finished & photos posted soon).
In the meantime thanks for looking.