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Polish half-track Citroen based armored car wz.28

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  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Polish half-track Citroen based armored car wz.28
Posted by Pawel on Saturday, October 03, 2015 8:41 AM

Hello!

Some time ago I have built a paper model and I'd like to show it here. Couriously enough, last post in this forum was one month ago - talk about slow...

The subject is a Polish pre-WWII armored car. It was created by armoring a Citroen-Kegresse halt track chassis. Designs by Kegresse later also led to the US half tracks.

My model started as a publication issued by Polish WAK company. The scale of it is 1:25 - typical for the paper armor models. I didn't like the chassis of it, so I modified it extensively to match the results of my research. Here's what the baby looks like now:

1:25 Polish wz.28 armored car by Pawel

1:25 Polish wz.28 armored car by Pawel

1:25 Polish wz.28 armored car by Pawel

1:25 Polish wz.28 armored car by Pawel

1:25 Polish wz.28 armored car by Pawel

1:25 Polish wz.28 armored car by Pawel

1:25 Polish wz.28 armored car by Pawel

1:25 Polish wz.28 armored car by Pawel

1:25 Polish wz.28 armored car by Pawel

1:25 Polish wz.28 armored car by Pawel

Thanks for looking - I hope you liked it! Best greetings and have a nice day

Paweł

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    June, 2015
Posted by Axeman on Saturday, October 03, 2015 7:31 PM

That is outstanding!!!...the tracks look like they took some effort! Bow Down

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, October 04, 2015 5:21 AM
That is very nice, I would not have thought these paper models could look so good.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, October 04, 2015 7:33 AM

Axeman - thanks a lot for your comment and for your kind words. The tracks are always a meditation, aren't they? Those here took a few hours to do - much less than the wheels and suspension.

Bish - well, I'm glad I could convince you otherwise. Paper models can look very nice, and as a bonus they are cheap and let you build in 1:25, you can get yourself a nice, big Panzer if you don't mind putting in the time.

Here's a nice one - not by me:

1:25 paper Bergepanther

In case you don't believe it's paper, here's a WIP thread (sorry, in Polish):

http://www.kartonwork.pl/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=11950&sid=936e71b148f91869f15d158ef4e069c9

Thanks again for your comments and have a nice day

Paweł

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    September, 2005
  • From: Illinois: Hive of Scum and Villany
Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Sunday, October 04, 2015 11:44 AM

Beautiful work !

Best of all, it is Polish WWII armour.

I do not see very many Polish WWII subjects. 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, October 04, 2015 11:54 AM
I was planning on doing some paper plans a few years back, even got several downloaded. But then I never got round to it. I might well have another stab at it. Where did you get yours from.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, October 04, 2015 1:17 PM

Sprue-ce Goose - Thanks a lot for your kind words! Polish weapons of any time frame is rather an obscure subject. But this baby is just an interesting looking machine. Plus I have built it once in the primary school, so recently I decided to do it again, and this time the right way :D. You kno, nostalgia!

Bish - here in Poland you just buy your paper models in many well-stocked newspaper stores - ain't it cool? As for the downloaded models, I'd advise against them. I mean if there's no other possibility, just print them and build them, but if you can, you're better off buying the available models. First, you contribute to the industry enabling them to design more better models. Second - you get stuff professionaly printed, with nice colour and good details. In better models the print is even two-sided. And you get the right, heavy paper for most of the parts. You just hve to worry about the bulkheads and some structural parts, to glue them to heavy card stock - usually 1mm thick.

You can order many Polish paper models online. If you need recommendations or help with ordering, please let me know and I'll try to help.

Thanks again for your comments and have a nice day

Paweł

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    September, 2005
  • From: Illinois: Hive of Scum and Villany
Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Sunday, October 04, 2015 3:11 PM

I prefer to buy the pre-printed kits but have hesitated to order from Polish companies on-line because I do not know what type of paper is used for the models.

I used to buy European music CDs at a store in Chicago

( now closed ).

The owner spoke Polish and also sold Polish paper models. Some models were very nice.

Unfortunately, the paper must have been the same used for newspapers because some of it was yellowing and beginning to crumble.

The last time I checked a Polish language website selling paper model kits, I do not remember seeing any statement that the paper is acid free.

Have you any advice obout how to check if the models are printed on acid free paper?

Also, some armour kits I want seem to be out of production : GPM German 1/25 armour with interiors. ( Tiger and Panther )

 

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Monday, October 05, 2015 5:36 AM

Hello!

Well, I don't have any closer info on the paper, neither. What I can tell you is - the older, Maly Modelarz paper models used very varied grades of paper - you could never tell what you are going to get and some of the models had a bad tendency to yellow with time. Post 1989 models were printed on much better paper. I have a stash of many different paper models, some of them more than 20 years old, and they are aging just fine. Three years ago I have built a Do-335 by Fly Model - a model issued in 1992 or so and it was perfectly buildable. So I don't see a real reason to worry here.

As for the models you mentioned - I couldn't fing GPM's Panther with interior, but there is another company that has models you might be interested in - I mean Kartonowy Arsenał: http://www.halinski.com.pl/index.php?link=3

That link above shows the Panther (with interior, all right) as available, and the Tiger as available in a set (see Zestawy) - with ammo and tow ropes. Thisa one has an interior, too. Kartonowy Arsenał would ship abroad after an e-mail contact.

I hope this helps you - good luck with your builds and have a nice day

Paweł

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    September, 2005
  • From: Illinois: Hive of Scum and Villany
Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Monday, October 05, 2015 9:51 AM

Pawel,

Thank you for the link and information.Big Smile

I think I will check for that 1/25 Polish armoured car kit while I put together an order.Hmm

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    June, 2004
  • From: Central Cal
Posted by mhvink on Tuesday, October 06, 2015 4:43 PM

Gents,

For all things paper, go to www. papermodelers.com.  They can point you to many sites, both pay and free, to get models of many subjects.  The site is free to sign up (I have been a member for several years).  Good bunch of guys there.

 

Mike

  • Member since
    September, 2005
  • From: Illinois: Hive of Scum and Villany
Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Tuesday, October 06, 2015 10:50 PM

mhvink

Gents,

For all things paper, go to www. papermodelers.com.  They can point you to many sites, both pay and free, to get models of many subjects.  The site is free to sign up (I have been a member for several years).  Good bunch of guys there.

 Mike

 

Thanks for the reference; amazing stuff over there !
 
  • Member since
    August, 2008
Posted by tankerbuilder on Wednesday, January 06, 2016 1:32 PM

Hi Pawel !

    Yeah ! It's been slow But I think it may just roll along .  T.B.

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