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Moa

PZW-72 RWD-8, or the Christmas at the inlaws modeling challenge

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2 hours ago, Moa said:

Nice addition of an historical note to the thread, Martian, thanks!

Note, though, that this a RWD machine, not a PZW one. Not sure if they were related (besides being Polish) regarding production or facilities.

Unless you meant RWD and made a typo, of course.

I did in fact get it wrong, RDW was the firm she worked for. Original post corrected.

 

Martian 👽

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Masks off:

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Martian! What a great story!

18 hours ago, Martian Hale said:

I did in fact get it wrong, RDW was the firm she worked for. Original post corrected.

 

Martian 👽

BTW, there was epydemy of typos 🙂 The factory which made this airplane was RWD (from Rogalski-Wigura-Drzewiecki founders and main designers - they started as students!). The PZW is producer of this kit(!) and the other Polish aviation factory is PZL. In 30s PZL specialised in all-metal constructions so she could not have worked in PZL. BTW - both factories shared the same airfield - Warsaw Okęcie (present main Warsaw Airport).

 

The work goes great! Moa, congratulations!

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39 minutes ago, GrzeM said:

The PZW is producer of this kit(!) and the other Polish aviation factory is PZL.

Not to mention the other Polish aviation factory: PWS:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podlaska_Wytwórnia_Samolotów

 

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48 minutes ago, Moa said:

Not to mention the other Polish aviation factory: PWS:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podlaska_Wytwórnia_Samolotów

 

That's true! And this one produced the RWD-8 for Army!!!

But PWS was not in Warsaw.
In fact the "real" RWD factory name was DWL (Doświadczalne Warsztaty Lotnicze - Experimental Aviation Workshops) and the RWD was the name of the airplanes produced by them. So there were RWD-8 DWL (produced by the maternal factory in Warsaw) and RWD-8 PWS (license buit for Army by the facotry in Biała Podlaska.

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1 hour ago, GrzeM said:

Martian! What a great story!

BTW, there was epydemy of typos 🙂 The factory which made this airplane was RWD (from Rogalski-Wigura-Drzewiecki founders and main designers - they started as students!). The PZW is producer of this kit(!) and the other Polish aviation factory is PZL. In 30s PZL specialised in all-metal constructions so she could not have worked in PZL. BTW - both factories shared the same airfield - Warsaw Okęcie (present main Warsaw Airport).

 

The work goes great! Moa, congratulations!

Original post corrected again but she definitely worked on these aircraft,. She remembered the name and confirmed the type when I began to describe it's appearance to confirm that we were both talking about the same aircraft.

 

Martian 👽

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26 minutes ago, Martian Hale said:

she definitely worked on these aircraft,. She remembered the name and confirmed the type when I began to describe it's appearance to confirm that we were both talking about the same aircraft. 

No doubt here! And again: what a story! It was really difficult to escape to Sweden from occupied Poland. Do you know if she was a courier of the Polish Underground State?

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4 minutes ago, GrzeM said:

No doubt here! And again: what a story! It was really difficult to escape to Sweden from occupied Poland. Do you know if she was a courier of the Polish Underground State?

Not that I am aware of. She escaped met and married a Polish airman after the arrived in this country. I can try and find out more about her escape when I see my friend at the weekend.

 

Martian 👽

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The aftermarket decals have arrived, they look nice and they seem well-produced, with interesting support material:

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Meanwhile I added two P.E. footrests on the right side as per photos (the kit has them engraved in a small oblong shape)

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The List has arrived. Small details are starting to be dealt with: painting the leather coaming, the exhausts, the control horns, etc.

The fuel trolley is now completed as per one image from the Net, I believe from the Polish NAC:

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The plane I am modeling did not have the additional fuel tank on the center wing, but the trolley was used surely to fuel it to 😉

 

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The list getting smaller and she's looking great.

Can we have a close-up of your fuel trolley as that looks rather nice in its own right?

 

Stuart

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5 hours ago, Courageous said:

The list getting smaller and she's looking great.

Can we have a close-up of your fuel trolley as that looks rather nice in its own right?

 

Stuart

Certainly Stuart

Will take a couple pics today if I can and post them.

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7 hours ago, Courageous said:

Can we have a close-up of your fuel trolley as that looks rather nice in its own right?

 

Stuart

Here Stuart, but when the RWD-8 is completed it will also be in the photos:

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Another lovely build. I have this kit, and at least one other small RWD type. Really enjoying seeing what can be done with them.

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16 minutes ago, Courageous said:

Wheels...scratch?

 

Stuart

Nope, spares from some railroad diorama vehicle at 1/87.

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Wing and four additional cabane struts (made of airfoiled brass) on:

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The aftermarket decals are excellent and gave no problem. Here they are just applied and still wet (it's raining heavily):

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Still to do: insertion of fuselage control levers, six control cables that run on the exterior, prop, windshields,wheels, stab struts and rigging, aileron cables on wing cut out, etc.

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Model completed and posted:

 

 

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On 1/18/2019 at 5:53 AM, Moa said:

(it's raining heavily)

Then I guess your in-laws don't live in Southern California! I suppose that explains your food and language difficulties.

 

On another note, lovely WIP. Thanks for the tips re. scratch-building, especially the ribbing for control surfaces.

 

I've also liked hearing the historical details from @Martian Hale and @GrzeM


Regards,

David

 

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1 hour ago, Dazey said:

Then I guess your in-laws don't live in Southern California!

Yes they do, but they keep at their British stuff ("stuff" by the way is how you can better describe their food, if you want to be extremely polite).

 

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2 hours ago, Moa said:

Yes they do, but they keep at their British stuff ("stuff" by the way is how you can better describe their food, if you want to be extremely polite).

 

Wicked child! You are hereby sentenced to three weeks of Mrs Martian's divine cooking to see if you are still calling British grub "stuff" afterwards. I might even cook for you as well. "Stuff" indeed!

 

Outraged of Mars 👽

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2 hours ago, Moa said:

Yes they do, but they keep at their British stuff ("stuff" by the way is how you can better describe their food, if you want to be extremely polite).

 

I can't imagine what would be so unpleasant about that. It won't include fish tacos, to be sure, but how bad could it be?

 

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25 minutes ago, Dazey said:

I can't imagine what would be so unpleasant about that.

Let's see...to start, it looks like glow-in-the-dark ectoplasm. Whatever the dish of that day is, it looks, tastes and smells the same as all the other days, shall I continue?

😉

 

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30 minutes ago, Martian Hale said:

Wicked child! You are hereby sentenced to three weeks of Mrs Martian's divine cooking to see if you are still calling British grub "stuff" afterwards. I might even cook for you as well. "Stuff" indeed!

 

Outraged of Mars 👽

Oh, Martian food, that's a different kettle of fish altogether. To start with, there are no fishes in Mars, actually

(I know, I am bad, my wife tells me that every hour)

 

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