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Estonian PZL P.7a
« on: April 22, 2020, 07:47:01 am »
PZL P7a of the 1st Fighter Squadron, Estonian Air Force, Tallinn, September 1939, just prior to the signing of the Treaty of Mutual Assistance with the Soviet Union on 28th September 1939.

Not to much to say about this kit really, itís the first ARMA Hobby kit Iíve built and Iím quite impressed with it, especially as itís one of their earlier efforts. Itís also one of their ďbasicĒ versions of the same kit, which means it doesnít come with the full etch sheet etc, although there is a small amount of etch. Once I got around getting the interior to fit it went together very well and the issues with the interior are basically down to trying to get a flat/rectangulart floor to fit properly and correctly into what is almost a perfectly round interior. I think they tried to be a little too clever if Iím honest and for once I donít think it was me. Having said that it was no great problem and once done the rest of the kit went together extremely well. The fit of parts was positive and accurate, so what more can you really want ? I really enjoyed building it and am looking forward to the Hurricane I have from them.

Paints were from Hatakaís ďPolish Air Force 1939Ē box, which only has the 4 colours needed for Polish aircraft of the period, so no unnecessary duplicates included here just to get the box up to 6 or 8 bottles, and they were excellent. This set is one of their Red Boxes so is intended for air-brushing and thus needed a couple of extra coats as I brush paint, but it really is lovely paint to work with. (Iíve since used some of their Blue Boxingís intended for brush and thatís just as good. Just needs fewer coats). Markings came from the kit, a couple of stencils and data placards, an RS Magister kit provided the national markings and the spares box for the numbers.

In real life the Estonianís had a varied mix of aircraft and it is not inconceivable they could have acquired a couple of PZL 7ís after the Poles relegated them to second line duties, they just didnít.

So here she is :-





Waiting for her belly to be tickled









And see I do, do rigging  :angel:



I've since discovered another aircraft with a similar wing/fuselage arrangement in the stash, an Ikarus IK2, which has been moved nearer the top of the pile. 
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Re: Estonian PZL P.7a
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2020, 07:53:34 am »
Lovely build and very believable. Must get one for me.

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Re: Estonian PZL P.7a
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2020, 08:03:43 am »
Nice! :thumbsup: Baltic operators have a lot of whiffing potential!

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Re: Estonian PZL P.7a
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2020, 09:10:30 am »
That looks good, Chris! I like that combination of colors with the markings, very nice indeed! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Estonian PZL P.7a
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2020, 12:41:26 am »
Very nice! :thumbsup:


I take it that it's painted the Polish khaki, or poo-brown, or whatever it's called? :unsure:

Forget I asked, I'll read the text first, next time ... maybe. :rolleyes:
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Re: Estonian PZL P.7a
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2020, 01:49:19 am »
Good one!

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Re: Estonian PZL P.7a
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2020, 03:04:09 am »
Good model and rare colours :thumbsup:
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Re: Estonian PZL P.7a
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2020, 04:01:53 am »
Beautiful. Dewoitine 560 & Pzl P.8 are also similar to IK-2.

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Re: Estonian PZL P.7a
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2020, 06:41:40 am »

I take it that it's painted the Polish khaki, or poo-brown, or whatever it's called? :unsure:


And there's two versions of it as well. One for fighters and recce types and a darker one for bombers  ;)

Beautiful. Dewoitine 560 & Pzl P.8 are also similar to IK-2.

Thank you. I knew about the Dweoitine but must admit I'd missed the P.8
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Re: Estonian PZL P.7a
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2020, 01:27:24 pm »
Good looking and believable! :thumbsup:

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Re: Estonian PZL P.7a
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2020, 03:27:14 pm »
Very nice. Looking forward to the Ikarus too. Can see lots of whif potential.

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Re: Estonian PZL P.7a
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2020, 05:33:03 am »
Nice job Chris.

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Re: Estonian PZL P.7a
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2020, 06:30:08 am »
Thanks gents
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Re: Estonian PZL P.7a
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2020, 06:14:53 am »
Cute little fella  :thumbsup:

Very neat.
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Re: Estonian PZL P.7a
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2020, 10:46:04 am »
Hey Chris, that's some nice work, as always! I'm getting a 1/72 PZW PZL P.7a that I'm going to turn into an Austrian Air Force, thinking in all metal finish, or camo, as a replacement for the CR.32s.
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