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Anton Ryzbak03 Oct 2023 11:19 a.m. PST

I didn't much feel like painting minis this week so I dug around in The Vault and built a couple of plastic airplanes as wargaming models

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An old Monogram Messerschmitt BF-110 link

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And a Polish PZL-7a link

Both are great little models and extend my collection from 1932 into 1939

Disco Joe03 Oct 2023 11:34 a.m. PST

You did an exceptional job with both of them.

Grelber03 Oct 2023 4:22 p.m. PST

Does anyone make a model of the PZL 24, Anton? Another Polish plane, this one built for the export market. Unfortunately, less than 100 of the planes made, I think. Still, it would be nice to have one.

Grelber

Zeelow03 Oct 2023 4:31 p.m. PST

Another fine project sir!

Personal logo enfant perdus Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2023 5:02 p.m. PST

Grelber, there are several manufacturers who do the PZL P24. If you're looking for 1/72 you're very well catered for:

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Obviously some of those are older and even some of the short-run and/or Eastern European kits from the 1990s-2000s can be iffy. Always worth checking the online reviews, but Azur is usuallyreliable and I've heard good things about IBG kits in general.

If you're looking for 1/48 there are fewer manufacturers but the choices are strong. I've been very happy with Mirage's other 1/48 Polish planes and there is an excellent scale modeling ecosystem in Poland that usually provides all kinds of relevant aftermarket goodies.

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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2023 6:37 p.m. PST

Well done. 1930's vintage planes are the best.

Anton Ryzbak03 Oct 2023 7:13 p.m. PST

Greiber, They do, I have a copy of the MisterCraft "Balkan Defender" which I intend to build as a Greek Air Force fighter. Mistercraft kits can get a little "vague" on certain details but overall build into nice looking models.

You can get one here, link I have purchased from them in the past and they are reliable.

Grelber03 Oct 2023 8:07 p.m. PST

May thanks for all the information on the PZL 24!

Grelber

Anton Ryzbak03 Oct 2023 10:38 p.m. PST

Wrong link, this one is correct (sorry) auction

freecloud03 Apr 2024 4:59 p.m. PST

1930's planes are indeed marvellous and the Polish fighters are very pretty. I wish there were more in 15m scale.

It's French 1930's heavy bombers for the win though :) The Farman 221 is my favourite you look at it and wonder "what *were* they thinking" and then you realise it also had pusher props on the other side of those engine pods :o

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Anton Ryzbak04 Apr 2024 5:52 p.m. PST

freecloud, Sadly nobody makes a kit of that beauty. Fortunately I have models of these two lovely aircraft: the Amiot 143 link

and the MB 210; link

freecloud05 Apr 2024 4:45 a.m. PST

The Amiot is marvellously insane, which model have you got for it!

For the French the MB is positively normal, I have it and the Farman in 1/600 scale but that doesn't bring out the true crazy :D

Anton Ryzbak05 Apr 2024 10:12 a.m. PST

Freecloud, The Heller 1/72 scale model, like its brethren it is a flying greenhouse of ungainly proportions.

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