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Moa

PZW Siedlce 1/72 SZD-9 "Bocian" (Stork) glider (1952)

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A model from about a year ago, to add some variety to the pool.

 

SZD-9 Bocian
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SZD-9_Bocian

Among the oldies but goldies kits there is this Polish glider, OOP now of course that nevertheless is frankly quite good.
The kit had many incarnations, and it is relatively easy to find.

I comissioned a set from Arctic Decals to complete the model, having found a more appealing scheme than the kit offered online.
This Polish kit of very good molding depicts the 1D variant, SP-1862, so if you want other liveries just be sure you get the variant right, since many were created with changes in the airframe, some subtle, some very evident.

The surfaces, where applicable, are highly polished (well, this is a Polish kit after all) or show a  fabric effect.

The meaning of the text on the box and in the instructions remains hidden to me, but there are clear enough schematics to guide you.

Decals seem fine, instructions are simple and in a size that doesn't require a microscope to interpret them, the transparency is quite ok and even a display base is included.

All in a plastic sleeve and in a sturdy, Russian era, two-component cardboard box, than more than anything else, elicits sympathy for the Polish people, who with scarce resources, hardly any capital, and a small market, managed to create a very good kit that some contemporary (circa 1980) US mainstream kits (backed by capital, resources and a huge market) would have liked to have.

I am not really that much into gliders (I have scratchbuilt three so far, IIRC) but I loved building this one, simple and good and appealing and well engineered.

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I made a vac canopy and added a few details. The commissioned decal set is seen here:

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2 minutes ago, JWM said:

Here is more info on this glider, of which 616 were produced (in different variants)

Hi Jerzy

Thanks, you are very kind.

But, if you have read the post, you would have seen exactly the same link at the head of it 😉

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Sorry, overlooked the link... :)

J-W

P.S.

 

They produced models of some other gliders like Lis, Gil, Mucha, Jaskółka (deep in the past, in 1970s), Zefir...

Do you have them as well? 

 

 

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31 minutes ago, JWM said:

They produced models of some other gliders like Lis, Gil, Mucha, Jaskółka (deep in the past, in 1970s), Zefir...

Do you have them as well? 

😉

Yes, I do.

I will post another one i a few minutes as a RFI.

Cheers

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I like this one too. Had about 5 of these kits but needs must and sold those I didn;t build sadly. But do have  a couple of them still in my glider collection.

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9 hours ago, Paul J said:

Had about 5 of these kits

I have seen these kits offered many times, it is strange that such not mainstream company with not mainstream subjects achieved such ubiquity and permanence on the market.

Good for them!

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