Sławek Kusz has finished two PZL P.7a models from Arma Hobby kits in 1/72 scale.He did hesitate to scratchbuild some details. See photos of models, and write in comments how do you like them please?
Models were built out of the box. I painted them with Hataka C series paints, set CS01 “September 39”. I used Techmod decals for cheme with a rooster. I also used the resin wheels of the Attack Squadron included in Deluxe Set. The models went together very nicely. However, I added a bit of my own work to the kit parts. Special attention was required to assemble the engine covers. I made an imitation of the fuselage reinforcement stripes (Tamiya tape), and remade the tail skids, adding thin wires support. I drilled the exhausts and the air intake. In addition, I made a moved elevator by cutting it out, adding hinges and assembling it in dropped position.
P.7a from 132 Eskadra
PZL P.7a, 132. Fighter Squadron from Poznań. Markings for the mid 1930’s military manouvers applied with white removable paint.
P.7a from III/4 Dywizjon
PZL P.7a, aircraft of commander of Toruń III/4 Dywizjon (Fighter Wing), Capt. pil. Leopold Pamuła.
- PZL P.7a and P.11c kits and decals in Arma Hobby link.
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