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Marcin

PZL P11 III “Cleveland” 1932 scratch scale 1/32

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Hey,
Today I finished the construction of my newest racer. I started work on this model at the end of September after reading the invitation of the modeling magazine "Super Model" to participate in the contest for the best model of the PZL P11 aircraft on the occasion of the centennial of Polish aviation. The individual stages of building the model can be traced here:

https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/topic/77420-pzl-p11-iii-“cleveland”-1932-from-scratch-scale-132/&page=1

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The model presents the third prototype of the PZL P.11 aircraft on which, in 1932, a pilot Płk. Jerzy Kossowski raced in the "National Air Races" competition in Cleveland USA. The plane of metal, duralumin construction was unpainted. Only chessboards, manufacturer's marks, number 6-D and hand-numbered start number 217 were painted on the plane.
I based the construction of the model on materials from aviation monograph no. 36 and 37 "PZL P.11" from AJpress, monograph no. 72 "PZL P.7" from AJpress, modeling "PZL P.11c" No. 2 from AJpress publishing house, MMPbooks publication "Polish aircraft 1939 instrument panels", publication in the Aeroplan magazine no.5 / 6'2011 "PZL P.11c" and the monograph "PZL P.11c" from the Topshots series of the Kagero publishing house. Figures of the model I have developed myself in 1/32 scale on the basis of the documentation provided because this aircraft was significantly different from those produced in series.

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I made the model from scratch in 1/32 scale, mainly from polystyrene. The exception is a wooden propeller and several elements made of metal. The engine is a Vector product (after modifications to an older version). Convex rivets come from universal Archer rivet sets. The deck clocks are the Airscale product, Yachu pilot belts, while the oil cooler comes from the Pvc model 1/11 of the SilverWings scale. The model is painted partly with Alcllad paints and partly covered with aluminum foil. Small details painted with Gunze and Humbrol paints. The pilot figurine of Jerzy Kossowski is a self-made product based on various elements of other figures.

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And here is the model itself:

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Regards Marcin

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What an outstanding build! The metallic surface looks so realistic, and I could swear that engine would fire right up if you added fuel to it! What an incredible masterpiece!

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Gorgeous representation of the PZ.11.  Superb craftsmanship and finishing skills.  I am very curious as to how you did the ribbed skin on the flying surfaces.  How'd you do that?

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Excellent, and with a figure, too!

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I am very curious as to how you did the ribbed skin on the flying surfaces.  How'd you do that?

I made the covering of the crochets out of thin aluminum foil. The corrugated sheet was embossed on the matrix with the shape of the wave.

 

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Absolutely superb craftsmanship! The closer you get (in those pics) the better it looks! From the burnt look of the exhaust ring behind the engine, to the raised lettering on the tires, you nailed it! Thanks for posting it here!

 

GIL :cool:

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Fantastic piece of work here! Love it.

 

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