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Offline Ian from Doncaster

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Roden PKZ-2 Experimental Helicopter 1:72
« on: May 23, 2012, 07:44:02 AM »
Here is my Roden 1:72 PKZ-2 experimental helicopter complete at last, at the 2nd attempt.  I used a bit of artstic licence to vary from the colours suggested on the box, ie I used brass for the fuel tanks etc.

The model is very delicate - it is not such an issue handling, painting and rigging the tiny parts, more that the structure is weak.  The parts quality was ok, not too much flash to remove and the engines in particular are nicely molded.













Offline Pete Nottingham

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Re: Roden PKZ-2 Experimental Helicopter 1:72
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012, 08:36:15 AM »
Beautiful build Ian, I agree with you it does look very delicate, it was probably very delicate when they tried to fly it.

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Re: Roden PKZ-2 Experimental Helicopter 1:72
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012, 08:40:56 AM »
  Ian,
Congratulation my old friend. It was a long hard fight but so very worth it in the end.
Highest Regards,
Gregory Jouette
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Re: Roden PKZ-2 Experimental Helicopter 1:72
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012, 08:41:47 AM »
Excellent build of a truely weird looking contraption!

Was this thing actually successful?

Dave
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Re: Roden PKZ-2 Experimental Helicopter 1:72
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2012, 08:58:46 AM »
It was well worth the effort Ian. It is definitely one weird looking machine and will definitely add interest to your collection.

Cheers,

Chris
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Re: Roden PKZ-2 Experimental Helicopter 1:72
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2012, 09:36:13 AM »
Oustanding job all around, Ian, and an inspirational recovery!
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: Roden PKZ-2 Experimental Helicopter 1:72
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2012, 06:33:53 PM »
Really nice little project Ian, well worth the extra effort.

Best Regards

Keith

Offline Ian from Doncaster

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Re: Roden PKZ-2 Experimental Helicopter 1:72
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2012, 08:00:42 PM »
Thanks folks :)

Dave, it would appear that this aircaft was partially successful, ie it flew, but didn't get far in its development and the war ended before any sign of operational activities.  That is what I found on the net anyway.... http://www.aviastar.org/helicopters_eng/petroczy.php

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Re: Roden PKZ-2 Experimental Helicopter 1:72
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2012, 12:21:02 AM »
Ian,
   Very nice and unique for sure; nice "save", many would have just stopped when she hit the floor!
Cheers,
Lance ;)