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PZL P.11c

by Mike Dobrzelecki

 

PZL P.11c, 121 Eskadra, 2nd Air Regiment, Armia Krakow, September 1939

images by Tom Reavely


Mirage's 1/48 scale PZL P.11c is available online from Squadron.com

 

Construction

 

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.

 

 

Painting and Markings

 

Paint

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 acrylic.




Decals

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 placed.




Display Base

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.

 

 

Additional Images

 

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Model and Text Copyright 2003 by Mike Dobrzelecki
 Images Copyright 2003 by Tom Reavely
Page Created 14 March, 2003
Last Updated 17 March, 2004

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