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Mike Grant
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1/72 Avia Ba.122

September 9, 2014 · in Aviation · · 28 · 3.2K

This is Ba.122, a 1930s Czechoslovakian aerobatic biplane, a few of which were pressed into military use at the beginning of WW2. The kit's typical short run; some nice detail, some rough parts, vague instructions, lovely resin and a few PE parts. The sunburst on the wings was masked and painted, and the model was rigged with stretched vinyl sprue.
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28 responses

  1. Lovely bit of aero modelling, Mike.

  2. Wahou! superb model

    Congratulations Mike

    Eric from France

  3. Wow! Chic acrobat!

    Best regards, Vlad.

  4. Awesome Mike! Superb job on the rigging and overall finish!

  5. Great job Mike, those bi planes look so small when compared to the other planes around at that time.
    Nice pics as well.
    Well done Mike.

  6. 72nd scale...? Ya coulda fooled ME. Excellent work, sir.

  7. Well, this is exceptional.

  8. Very clean build Mile. The crispness on the color demarcation is to be commended.

  9. Sweet! Biplane + odd + gaudy markings + excellent finish. I love it

  10. I cannot find words to describe how much I like this one. Excellent!

  11. The neatness, crispness of your work is second to none. Bee-ootiful Bipe.

  12. Thanks all for your kind comments 🙂

  13. Tail end Charlie here. Four words, Professional and Museum Quality.

  14. Now THAT is damn pretty! Very nice indeed Mike.

  15. I can't think of anything else to say except that it's fabulous, particularly in this scale.

  16. Beautiful little biplane, great looking markings, perfect rigging, simply stunning.
    Very well done !

  17. Fabulous result for excellent work.

  18. Looking at the first photo I was thinking 1:32. That is very impressive!

  19. Late-comer I know, but wanted to add my compliments as well. I dream of reaching that level of build and the smoothness and neatness of the paint and markings. The propeller itself is a model on its own!

  20. Mike,
    I have been absent a while with comments and you have rendered me speechless with this model. Let me just say that your skills are superb and this is outstanding.

  21. Thanks again, guys.

  22. Absolutely superb Mike, one of the nicest models I've ever seen.

  23. What a little gem, Mike!
    You should be proud of that beauty, very neatly done.

  24. It is always nice to see a beautiful model of Czech aircraft. It warms my heart! Thanks! 🙂

  25. Simply superb, Mike.

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