1/72 KP Let Z-37A Čmelák

Gallery Article by Thomas Brückelt on Mar 3 2020



The Let Z-37A Čmelák (bumblebee) was developed in the beginning of the 1960s as an agricultural aircraft. But it´s also used for some more purposes. KP offers some more versions, also turboprop versions (civil and military). 

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My model was made from the new kit from KP. The parts fit well, but the fit between the wings and the fuselage needs a bit of rework. 

The kit offers three paint schemes, I chose the relatively simple OK-CKR, because I wanted to show my model in a dirty condition. With the overall yellow painting the dirt is more accented. 

Some details I made by myself out of stretched sprue. 

I used this helpful website to make the small details: http://www.jhmodels.eu/walk-around-en/z-37-cmelak-en/ 

The model was painted with colors from Humbrol and Revell (enamels, painted with brush). After I attached the decals (very good quality) I sealed the Čmelák with clear, shiny varnish. After it was dried I painted on the dirt. Therefore I used a sponge and a frayed brush. Finally I sealed the model with clear, flat varnish. 

I enjoyed making this model, it brought a new kind of aircraft and a new shape in my collection. 

Greetings from Germany 

Thomas Brückelt 

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Photos and text © by Thomas Brückelt