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Manipled Mutineer

1/72 IBG Models RWD-8 PWS WW2 Polish Air Force Trainer/Liaison Aircraft

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Here is my take on IBG's recent release RWD-8 kit. An initial trainer rather like Britain's Tiger Moth, the parasol-winged RWD-8 was made by two manufacturers, DWL for the civilian market and PWL for the military and civil markets. The main difference, sfaik, is in the undercarriage, and the kit helpfully includes both types. The components were quite fine and hard to remove without breaking but overall the build was quite intuitive and went well. The decal option was a little disappointing (a single rather drab civilian flying school example rather than the military version illustrated on the box) so I did some research online and found a crashed example, serial 34-73, which I was able to mock up using my spares box. The Polish chequers on the rudder are undoubtedly too big and the underwing letters/numbers are a litle ropey but passable if you don't look too closely.

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Overall, a nicely-moulded kit of an attractive little aircraft and an enjoyable build.

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I quite like the RWD. I made a 1/48 one ages ago but can't for the life of me remember the manufacturer.

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