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RWD-8 PWS
IBG Models 1/72 RWD-8 PWS Hungarian and Romanian Service
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by: HG Barnes [ HGBARNES ]

HISTORY

The RWD 8 was designed in response to a Polish Air Force requirement in 1931 for a basic trainer aircraft. It was designed by the RWD team of Stanisław Rogalski, Stanisław Wigura and Jerzy Drzewiecki. The first prototype (registration SP-AKL), was flown in early 1933. It won the contest for the new Polish military trainer, against the PZL-5bis and Bartel BM-4h biplanes. It was considered a very stable and well-handling aircraft. ~wikipedia~

THE KIT

In just a few steps you can have something really cool looking to put on your shelf. While the cockpit is lacking detail IBG Models have made the outside look quite good with rivets, radiator features, support members and nice wheels. You can even bend the flaps to give some animation to your model. There's zero flash and the details are crisp and look to scale. The wind screens are very clear and perfectly shaped.

INSTRUCTIONS and MARKINGS

Two pages and you're ready for decals and weathering. The full color instructions are IBG Models typical excellence and for the price of the kit I was pleased with the number of marking options. Two Hungarian, three Romanian and one unknown are included. The decals are fantastic yet I'm still scratching my head as to the extra card marked "SP-BHX" since there's no reference to this in the instructions or on the box. None the less, there are instrument gauges and some stencils that will add a nice touch to the end result.

CONCLUSION

For under $8 bucks you can't go wrong for the fun factor. Great markings, great decals and great detail that should easily go together as a weekend project.

Special thanks to IBG Models for sending the sample to review and when you're shopping for this kit please mention you saw a review on KitMaker Network Aeroscale. Thanks and happy modeling.
SUMMARY
Highs: Excellent decals, color call-outs and exterior detail. Fantastic fun for the price.
Lows: Very little cockpit detail.
Verdict: Highly recommended!
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: 1:72
  Mfg. ID: 72504
  Suggested Retail: $7.99 USD
  Related Link: IBG Models Website
  PUBLISHED: Dec 19, 2018
  NATIONALITY: Poland
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 82.11%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 82.52%

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About HG Barnes (HGBARNES)
FROM: ALBERTA, CANADA

H.G. Barnes is a former voice artist and sales/marketing executive. Currently ghost writing, he's recently published the first of many Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, and Adventure novels. He's been building model kits of every genre since memory to go along with his short stories, yet aircraft h...

Copyright 2019 text by HG Barnes [ HGBARNES ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.



   

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