IF POLISH FIRM IBG impressed modellers with its 1/72 PZL.11 fighters, its upscaled 1/32 version (32001) will blow them away.
This sublime offering comprises 13 beautifully moulded styrene runners plus a busy photo-etched brass fret. The interior and exterior detail is first-rate throughout, from the intricate 20-piece radial powerplant to the comprehensive cockpit, which features a full internal framework that is then sandwiched between the fuselage halves. While the innards are splendidly refined, the highlight is arguably the exterior, with its combination of raised and engraved relief, notably the fine corrugations on the upper wing surfaces and the exquisite rivets on the fuselage. Modellers can choose whether to display the internal machine guns and radio equipment or equip the wings with machine guns and/or free-fall bombs.
IBG has pulled out all the stops with this kit and the combination of high-quality detail plus a relatively low price – it retails for just €47 – will make this a popular choice. There’s a choice of three markings options, with one example each from the 111th, 122nd and 113th Squadrons, all from September 1939 and clad in standard Polish Air Force camouflage of khaki upper surfaces and light blue undersides. Further information is at: www.ibg.com.pl