Lets have an other try after the shelving of my PZL P.11c contribution. This time I had a closer look at the kit before committing to this build and I have to say it is a nice kit with lots of potential to add some extra detail.
The kit comes in a nice sturdy box.
Which contains lots of resin.
The only disappointing aspect is that there is no PE included in this kit - but lots of tiny resin parts instead.
What I like is the inclusion of masks to paint the markings.
I prefer to paint markings as they look so much better, specially in larger scales.
In regards to the colour scheme I like to paint this model in, I am still undecided.
This would be my preferred choice. But unfortunately I can't find a picture showing the D-510 with the green applied. And one rule I adhere to is that I only build a model if I have a picture of the original. Anyone knows of a picture of this aircraft?
If not, the choices are the aircraft in silver from the same unit with the tail number 4 or in this scheme.
I actually started putting glue to resin
The casting isn't bad, but there are some air bubbles to take care of here and there.
The hard part is to locate reference material on the D.510. I managed to download a PDF of the out of print "Les Ailes de Gloire No.13" on the Dewoitine D.500 - D.510 and I assume that is all there is on this aircraft. I also assume a picture of the cockpit doesn't exist. Are there any magazines articles someone knows of?
I have to say I know nothing on French aircraft from the between the wars period, so any information I can get is much appreciated.