I built their PZL P.11c early last year and have a couple of their kits in my stash. These kits have 1/48 scale detail in a 1/72 scale model. The “Expert Set” version comes with more decals choices, masks and a PE fret. These kits look really nice when done, and the detail is amazing. Part fit is top notch. I mixed the brown paint from Tamiya acrylic colors to match the colors I saw in photos from museums where preserved and restored examples are found. It looks close. Who knows what Polish Khaki really looked like?
The Poles fought so hard in WWII against insuperable odds. I visited Warsaw a few years ago and stood on the Warsaw bank of the Vistula River where the Poles fighting in the uprising against the Germans would have seen the Russian tanks that were supposed to be helping them. The Russians were only watching and waiting for the Nazi war machine to consume them so they could move in for the spoils.
Scalemates show that vendors in Europe have the P-51B/C for sale now, but I see no vendors in the USA yet. I am sure it will be along soon. Followers of “the one true scale” will at long last have a really excellent P-51 with a turtle deck. I am sure the kit is superb and will buy it when once they are obtainable here.
One thing I love about 1/72 scale kits is the fact that they can be completed in much less time than larger scale kits. They make great projects to keep your scale model mojo alive and well.
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I recently finished their FM-2 Wildcat. It was not without some challenges but it was also a fantastic little model at the end of the build. If they do more Pacific stuff, I’ll certainly be taking a look!
Your work on the FM-2 Wildcat is really excellent. Who knows where Arma will go next. The P-51C has proven to be very popular all over and is in great demand. I only hope they do not grow too fast and get ahead of themselves like Accurate Miniatures did early this century. Thank you for your comment.