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Offline Martin H

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PZL 230 Skorpion project
« on: July 09, 2009, 02:39:33 pm »
The PZL 230 Skorpion
The Polish SABA.
A mock up was built of this little baby, but the project whent no further. (little he says!...its the same size as a skyhawk)






This was a very nice resin kit that Thorvic won on Ebay from a trader in Poland. Geoff then sold it to me when he decided it no longer fitted his area of interest.
It is a basic kit ideal for a first time resin build. and it needed very little filler. Alas you get no detail inside the engine bays or any under carrage bays..after all its a model of a mock up.
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Re: PZL 230 Skorpion project
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2009, 02:57:59 pm »


Always loved the skorpian but didn't know the kit exsisted. will be keeping my eyes open for one now.
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Re: PZL 230 Skorpion project
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009, 04:18:30 pm »
That's really cool Martin! I like how the bright intake warnings look on that lovely bluish-gray grey. The stubby fuselage and canards add to the whiff factor!

Your Skorpion is a real looker!
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Re: PZL 230 Skorpion project
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2009, 04:37:59 am »
Interesting Martin  :thumbsup:
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Re: PZL 230 Skorpion project
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2009, 04:48:27 am »
Wuss - He's as bad as a ten yr old, told him to put blanking plates in for the engines and sort out the the wheel bays , but no he just had to build it as soon as he got it -  :banghead:

Nah seriously its a nice build, especially as i know what the kit was like.

BTW for those interested the manufactures was Aqura of Poland who appear to be an ebay trader on east european especially Polish subjects. The Skorpion appears on ebay from time to time but can be a popular item and subject to demanding bids.

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Re: PZL 230 Skorpion project
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2009, 05:16:12 am »
And neither of you two took moulds of it then ?
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Re: PZL 230 Skorpion project
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2009, 05:30:44 am »
And neither of you two took moulds of it then ?

I refer to first paragraph of my post, he could have if he wanted to but couldn't wait  :wacko:
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Re: PZL 230 Skorpion project
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2009, 10:59:33 am »
And neither of you two took moulds of it then ?

I refer to first paragraph of my post, he could have if he wanted to but couldn't wait  :wacko:

Guilty as charged m'lud
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Re: PZL 230 Skorpion project
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2009, 11:19:25 am »
And neither of you two took moulds of it then ?

I refer to first paragraph of my post, he could have if he wanted to but couldn't wait  :wacko:

Guilty as charged m'lud

I can just see him gluing it together on the bus before he even gets it home  ;D
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Re: PZL 230 Skorpion project
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2009, 06:11:02 pm »
Scale???

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Re: PZL 230 Skorpion project
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2009, 01:47:52 am »
Scale???

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Re: PZL 230 Skorpion project
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2009, 01:50:39 am »
I can just see him gluing it together on the bus before he even gets it home  ;D

I did that more than once as a kid, on my way back from my monthly trip to the local Taylor & Mecennas (aka Beatties in a later life)
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Re: PZL 230 Skorpion project
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2009, 02:37:09 am »
Very beautiful model (both what you built and the reference, poorly known alas):

from http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/39/Pzl-230f_skorpion_02.jpg
thanks to http://forum.wbfree.net/forums/showthread.php?t=31752
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Re: PZL 230 Skorpion project
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2009, 04:29:49 am »
And neither of you two took moulds of it then ?

I refer to first paragraph of my post, he could have if he wanted to but couldn't wait  :wacko:

Guilty as charged m'lud

I can just see him gluing it together on the bus before he even gets it home  ;D

...and losing some of the bits down the back of the seat.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2009, 04:32:53 am by JayBee »
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Re: PZL 230 Skorpion project
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2009, 07:35:53 am »
Nice build!  Add that to the "look for on eBay" list...
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