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1/48 Ardpol SZD-9 Bocian E sailplane

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  • Member since
    September, 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
1/48 Ardpol SZD-9 Bocian E sailplane
Posted by kensar on Thursday, October 11, 2018 5:39 PM

Ardpol makes a number of resin sailplane models in 1/48 scale.   I've been collecting them since the castings are excellent with fine surface detail and the subjects are of modern and classic sailplanes.  I especially like the SZD sailplane designs, finding them pleasing to the eye.

I have a couple of Bocians and a IS-2 Mucha so far.  This is the Bocian E, a two place trainer sailplane.  Most of the work is in the cockpit, as is the case for most sailplanes.



I'm planning to put together a diorama with several sailplanes and a Pilatus Porter tow plane.  Couldn't find a Citabria, which I would have preferred.

 

Tags: Ardpol , Bocian

Kensar

 

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, October 11, 2018 6:05 PM

Hello Kensar!

That glider really looks good! It is also special to me, because I've once had the chance to fly it as a passenger on an air show! The best tow plane here would be the PZL Wilga, but I don't think they make it in 1:48. Good luck with your build and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    September, 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Friday, October 12, 2018 6:50 AM

Hi Pawel,

Thanks for posting.  I agree the Wilga would be an appropriate tug in Europe.  Models of common tow planes are very limited (Super Cub, primarily), and I wanted something else, so the Porter was the best choice I found.

Kensar

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, October 12, 2018 7:26 AM

For the US tow planes, Minicraft offers a number of 1:48 lightplanes, Cessna, Piper and Beechcraft.  There is also a nice Stinson Reliant.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    September, 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Friday, October 12, 2018 8:37 AM

I chose the Porter for the 'cool' factor. 

I saw a Minicraft Cessna 172 at a model show recently and it looked like a very good model.  Narrow engraved panel lines and good detail.  I have the Beech Bonanza, but this project enabled me to justify buying another kit!

Kensar

 

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