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About Kendzior

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    Cracow, Poland
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    WWII and early postwar aircraft & AFV's, Polish aviation

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  1. You're absolutely right, considering that the 3" difference should probably be visible. The fact that these covers fit the SH P-36's wheel wells may lead to the conclusion that there's something wrong with the kit or with the covers or both. That's how it looks like (parts just taped together, there's still some flash to be removed) - pretty well to my eyes: And of course I'm going to install the armour plate behind the pilot's seat. Thanks for comment :) Best regards Hubert
  2. A small progress report. Cockpit green inside of the cockpit and most of the small parts have been painted as well. Have bought the detail-up set for the engines of the HKM's B-17 - got few other kits with the Wright Cyclone engine, so no worry, it is not a regrettable loss. Going to use the pilot's seat from Eduard. Actually, there's a nice photo-etched detail-up set included in the SH's box, so the rest of the Eduard's set will be used in the future, when I start the Trumpy's P-40B. And the P-40's canvas covers for the wheel wells, the fit is really good - don't know yet if I'll use them, or just make me own based on these, will see. Best Hubert
  3. Almost there. After ... several years of struggle, finally I can see the light. There were some difficult moments, when I removed the masking from the canopies... together with most of the paint from their framing. Did my best to make it look acceptable however, decided rather to avoid cleaning up all the work and starting it over again. Maybe it was a wrong decision but otherwise the project would probably have stalled for another year or so. Just some weathering and final touches ahead.
  4. She's alive! Need probably just few hours to get her done, but how to find them? So many other kits started...
  5. Unbelievable. Yesterday it was just a primed and riveted model. Today it's almost done. Where do you buy free time for this all? I need it like air . Excellent work.
  6. OK, so the engine wall is now perfectly fitting inside the fuselage, a similar operation is necessary as regards the "firewall" too - but this time I will just cut off approximately 1 mm from each side, maybe something from the lower edge too - to be sure that the fuselage isn't too wide where it meets the wings, so that the correct wings' dihedral is ensured. Primed the interior too, with the Mig's One Shot black primer.
  7. Thanks for watching Mates. So here we go with the engine: As you can see, it's not bad. However, some improvements will be necessary, did consider a resin replacement from Vector only for a while, but no, I'm sure it will look decent after it is painted and the ignition cables are installed. Some more care is required as regards the engine wall - it is too wide, I think for something around two mm - on the other hand, the shape of it matches the fuselage so well, that I decided to cut it into halves and thus make it narrower by these two mm. I also cut off the engine mount, it will help determine the right place for its installation, after the engine wall is narrower. Most of the interior and engine bits are now ready for the primer. Only the pilot seat needs yet to be slightly reworked and detailed, before it is primed and painted. A copy of 1:32nd scale plans is also ready for riveting the wings and tailplanes. Best Hubert
  8. Hi All, Haven't been posting much for a while, as most of my recent projects focused on the smaller scales, but it's time to start something "new" in a larger scale: the Curtiss P-36 Hawk by Special Hobby in its export version built for Netherlands, known as Curtiss H-75 A-7. Surely not a shake'n'bake , taking into account that it is not a new kit, so the moulds show some wear and tear, but anyway - it's the only game in town in an injection mould. Started with glueing the fuselage and engine parts together, deeping some lines and joints, removed the ventilation holes in front of the cockpit, riveted the fuselage and installed the cockpit walls. For now, everything looks quite optimistic. Stay tuned, best Hubert
  9. Slooooowly approaching the finish line. Weathering ahead, going to use some pastels and oils. Best Hubert
  10. Wow, what a superb work! And what a pity Photobucket is trying so damn hard to spoil it with its "advertising".
  11. It's been a while, isn't it? The reason was simple - Racoon Special. Four times tried to apply that marking and failed. So, the Hayabusa has been shelved for some time. Today I just decided to give it a try once more. The fifth try, again with the custom made decals, and I think I will leave it as it is. All the previous attempts failed due to the thickness of the decal film covered with a clear coat. I used Bare Metal's Experts-Choice No.121 as a clear decal. Tried to secure the print with Microscale's Liquid Decal Film, as suggested by the instruction, tried others - the result was always poor: the edge of the decal was clearly visible, just as it was a panel line. The solution was not to follow the instruction, as regards securing the printed markings with the clear varnish. This time I decided not to secure the markings, and not to soak the print during its application. And it worked quite well. I mean, the edge of the decal is still visible, but I believe that under the clear coat it will be only hardly visible. Best regards Hubert
  12. I'd say, the best SW PZL P.11 I've ever seen - BRAVO! So much is happening in this camouflage scheme, so much detail and attention paid to it - just a pure pleasure to look at. Best regards Hubert
  13. Few small steps forward... The fit is just perfect, no filler necessary. Best regards Hubert
  14. A small update, slowly going forward. The model has received the decals and a gray wash. Some more weathering still needs to be made. Now have to prepare the guns, using the Aber's photo-etched set for the PWU Szczeniak (Puppy) machine guns, that were installed in these planes in September 1939, when the decision was made not to send the P.43s ordered by Bulgaria to their owners, but to take them over and use against the German invaders. Sorry for the poor photos, made them in a little hurry with my good old Pentax, but had no time to prepare the settings and the light. You know, it's Christmas, so the family first Best regards Hubert
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