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Zlin Z-142 (1/72, KP)
« on: April 02, 2024, 08:21:21 AM »
Here is a couple of photos of the model I built a few months ago. It is a gift to a person who flew it in 1989 in Poznań Aeroclub.
The kit is demanding with a poor fit. But after all I am quite satisfied and so was the recipient.












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Re: Zlin Z-142 (1/72, KP)
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2024, 09:14:34 AM »
I had to double-check the title as I thought this was a 1/48 kit - well done Prze! KP kits reward extra effort and this a terrific example of that.

I hope the recipient treasures this lovely model for many years to come. Thank you for sharing it with us!
Zac in NZ

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Re: Zlin Z-142 (1/72, KP)
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2024, 10:46:26 AM »
I can't add much to what Zac wrote, so I'll just say that each of your builds is a treat to read about. The thing that strikes me most about this one is that huge canopy... is that the kit piece, or a vacuformed replacement? It's marvelous, in either case.

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Re: Zlin Z-142 (1/72, KP)
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2024, 02:23:16 AM »
Another Stunning Model Przemo! Your work is consistently superb!!
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Re: Zlin Z-142 (1/72, KP)
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2024, 08:03:18 AM »
Thank you for the kind words.

I can't add much to what Zac wrote, so I'll just say that each of your builds is a treat to read about. The thing that strikes me most about this one is that huge canopy... is that the kit piece, or a vacuformed replacement? It's marvelous, in either case.

Dutch

The model is almost out of the box. I only added the wire bits - the flaps pushrods, the aileron balances, the side steps and the antenna.
The canopy is also from the kit. It was pretty thick but still amazingly transparent and extremly smooth, I even did not use Future. And its fit was decent, though some tiny slots had to be filled with water-soluble putty.
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Re: Zlin Z-142 (1/72, KP)
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2024, 04:02:39 PM »
Another stunning build! Thanks for sharing  ;D
//Ben