Jump to content
This site uses cookies! Learn More

This site uses cookies!

You can find a list of those cookies here: mysite.com/cookies

By continuing to use this site, you agree to allow us to store cookies on your computer. :)

Procopius

For the ashes of their fathers and the temples of their gods. (1/72 IBG RWD-8)

Recommended Posts

I'm normally loathe to do RFIs, especially when, as in this case, my own clumsiness lets a good kit down, but this is perhaps a special circumstance, as much of the kit in question was a gift. 

 

Earlier this year, which seems about a hundred years ago at this point, I built some Polish Spitfires. I guess some people liked the thread, because I got a PM from @GrzeM , who had seen I was interested in building IBG's RWD-8 kit; Grzegorz knows some of the people over at Arma Hobby (now lamentably out of the resin game, though I'm excited to see what they'll do in the plastic kit arena), and he'd showed my build thread to them; they offered to send me their corrected resin wing and engine cowl for the kit, and Grzegorz, who knew I wanted to build a Polish air force model (none of IBG's two, soon to be three boxings of the kit have PAF markings, even though for one, a Polish air force aircraft is the box art!) scrounged around and found some exceedingly rare decals to allow me to build one. All of this was exceptionally kind on the part of everyone concerned, especially seeing as, having seen some of my builds, they knew the end result would not necessarily show their products to advantage. 

 

There are a number of errors present here, all of my own making. The only suitable Polish national markings I had were for PZL P.7s and P.11c aircraft, and those are noticeably larger than the ones on the RWD-8. Additionally, I carelessly damaged the serials, which were red, and had to replace them with some WW1 Pegasus RFC serials and the kit RWD.8 rudder markings, which are black and white, respectively. Any other errors you spot are of course also my own. I'm also, as you'll soon see, a poor photographer. 

 

 

Build thread here.

 

20171114_210352

 

20171114_210420

 

20171114_210511

 

20171114_210546

 

20171114_210657

 

20171114_210643

 

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice work and a very interesting subject, one I know absolutely nothing about. I bet those control cables were fun - yikes!    :)

 

Cheers,

Bill

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is beautiful Edward, and I would be very proud to produce something of that quality B)

 

Cheers,

 

Stew

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think you have produced a fine display there! Great work! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice table.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

But seriously folks,

That's a lovely model.  You have captured the elegance and delicacy that run through many 30s designs.

Cheers

Will

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A beautiful little model! Very, very nice job.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A lovely model at the end of an interesting WiP - good job PC, she's a little beauty.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Superb modelling skills on display there.  A very interesting and attractive aircraft that looks to have Tiger Moth, Auster and Stampe DNA.  BTW, excellent photography, with good diffused lighting . 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That looks excellent, and far more successful than my one and only foray into the world of modelling with resin.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good to see the RWD finished! Not bad at all! The black numbers on the fuselage are very probable.

Excellent idea to present it with the Polish squadron Spitfire - it is very probable that Spitfire's pilot got primary flight training in Poland on the RWD-8 which was most numerous basic trainer in my country, something like Tiger Moth in UK.

Edited by GrzeM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Breathtaking! Much nicer than my Misterkit version!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice indeed Edward. Now that I've seen it on a decent sized screen, it really does match up to first impressions, more than so in fact. :)

Steve.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like it. Looks really nice.. you have made a good job of building it.You have me hooked on trying on of those.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Simply lovely PC

 

Thank you for sharing it in a difficult time

 

You da man!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×