TS-11 Iskra Bis DF Expert set "Silver" 1:72 Kit
Part of a series of modern tool TS-11 'Iskra' kits issued by ARMA HOBBY, ranging from entry level to experience required. This one requires a bit of experience due to the inclusion of a super photo-etch sheet of cockpit details [by ATTACK SQUADRON] & film for the instrument panel. Although requiring some concentration, it is not impossible for a dedicated young modeler to put this all together, etch & all, with the proper mindset. A basic plastic kit is available for those who do not want to wrestle with the fiddly metal details no matter what! This is an important aircraft that served with the Polish [ & Indian ] Air Force for 50 years & has earned it's place in any serious collection of Polish aircraft models.
A little bit of kit history....Polish photo-etch masters PART produced two sets of etch details for the old MASTERCRAFT TS-11 Iskra kit that saw considerable issue during the 1990's. The etch sets included interior & exterior details and were a madman's dream come true with hordes of tiny metal parts that needed to be carefully applied ! These sets transformed the Mastercraft kit from do-it-yourself toy to Masterclass level, but shaved a few years off your life as you struggled to install all those invisible fiddly bits with your sausage-like fingers ! I am thinking that many of those parts would be useful for this Arma Hobby kit too, so if there are any madmen out here who wish to uber-detail their Iskra kit, go to www.jadarhobby.pl - a major modeling shop in Poland to get your copies. I don't think there are any North American suppliers for PART etch, but will be happy to be told otherwise.