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  1. woljags

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    sorting through a collection of kits that i made back in my teenage years that had survived in my parents loft i came across this kit,i think it was by heller but i can't remember what it is although i think it was Polish,any ideas please chaps

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    Yep Polish - PZL P-23 Karas, probably the Heller kit. (Don't know if anyone else makes her in 1:72)

    Let me know if you need decals for her.
     
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    wow yes please ,also camo info would be good,if you can pm me and let me know the cost that would be great,

    cheers bob
     
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    my 1st job has been to remove the canopy to add a little detail to the interior,pics to follow shortly
     
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    #5 Wurger, Mar 25, 2011
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    Undoubtedly Heller PZL P-23A Karaś. Of course with a few mistakes made by the manufacturer.
    Bob all Polish P-23s were painted with the Polish Khaki on upper surfaces and the Light Blue-Grey on undersides. The propeller was black. The fuselage and cockpit interiors were khaki with black indicator panels. The front part of the engine cowling was khaki or brown painted.But it was becoming of rusty colour very quickly. The FS numbers for the main colours are in these profiles by Janusz Światłoń.
     

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    thanks very much for that ,i will finish this off using one of these profiles
     
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    Yep, Wojtek's your man here - all I have on the P-23 is thanks to him! :)
     
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    i've started painting this project using one of the profiles very very kindly provided by Wurger,pics to follow shortly
     
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    thanks to Evan i now have some details and markings for this so i can finish her,cheers Evan
     
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    Very cool, looking forward to it.
     
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    Looking forward to the photos!:thumbright:
     
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    Man I would hate to be the one stuck in the bottom gun position looks awful cramped. But Looks like a interesting kit to get for my next build.
     
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    I don't think it was too cramped, but I'd think it was pretty uncomfortable.
     
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    Wojtek, what's the idea behind the offset top roundel?
     
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    What do you mean ?
     
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    Wojtek, i think he means why are the markings on the upper wings not in the same position on the wing on both sides, the left one is closer to the wing tip than the right side.
     
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    Oh.. I see. Unfortunately I was missled by the word 'roundel'. Thank you Karl.
    Well, these Polish national markings were painted asymmetrically in order to make aiming (targeting) more difficult.
     
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    makes you wonder why no other country thought of that
     
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    Don't ask about that rather...:lol:
     
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