by Mike Dobrzelecki
PZL P.11c, 121 Eskadra, 2nd
Air Regiment, Armia Krakow, September 1939
images by Tom Reavely
scale PZL P.11c is available online from Squadron.com
Here is Mirage's 1/48 scale PZL P.11c kit.
Alignment of fuselage, flying surfaces, gear and splayed wheels was
aided using the simple and expedient method of placing the model on
graph paper, available in the U.S. in both letter size - 8 1/2" by 11"
and the larger ledger size - 11' x 17". Rulers are used to avoid or, at
least, abate the dreaded one wing or stabilizer droop or rise, before
the super glue sets.
The antenna wire is 2lb. test fishing line rigged using a simple jig.
The top surfaces of the model are painted using the relatively
unknown Polish Company ABC Modelfarb Aster paints No. 604 Matt Polish
Khaki acrylic, which is a dead match right out of the bottle for this
elusive chameleon-like color and the Humbrol mix on the instruction
sheet for the Polish Light Blue/Gray undersurfaces.
Alclad silver metallic paints were used for the interior. The
collector ring on the front of the cowl was good ole Model Master Burnt
Iron Metallizer. The tires were painted in Aeromaster Tire Black
The Techmod decals are wonderfully thin and opaque, but float them on
with alot of Micro Set, as they have a tendancy to stay where first
I pay attention to presentation with my display bases, this one being
a motorised turntable I picked up at a model show.
Available appropriately enough for my Polish aircraft in white
plastic with a red velvet table top, I enhanced the display by adding a
set of Polish pilots wings, and the all-important red & white chessboard
I made up from red and white plastic stock cut to shape.
I do not wish to horrify anyone, but that's me with the beard and
glasses in the green shirt showing the underside to a friend at the
local SME ( Scale Modeling Enthusiasts), a non-IPMS-affiliated hobby
club in north Jersey.
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