Special Hobby 1/72 Aero Ab-11 L-BUCD (SH72471)

Today we are going to take a look at Special 1/72 Hobby Aero Ab-11 L-BUCD (SH72471). This kit is a completely new-tooled model which should give you a chance to copy Czechoslovak biplane. Moreover, first release copies quite important and famous marking which made flight over more than 30 countries. I recommend to read a story behind that adventure, but now we have a chance to copy this aircraft in small scale. Packaging is typical for this brand, all frames come in one bag. Let's open it and take a closer look together.
By the way, here you can read review with another aircraft in the same scale.
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Watch this video where I show all parts even closer.

There are not that many parts as this is a biplane in small scale. First frame is the biggest one and carries mix of various parts. You will find here one-piece wings as well as some landing gear and cockpit bits. Note that middle insert comes as separate section.

Fuselage should be glued out of two halves. Note that tail section is molded separately and we also get two different top inserts here.

Clear parts come on small frame and look fine. Note that there are no masks in this kit. It is also good to get small unpainted PE fret for fine features. Decals sheet is not big, but carries all necessary symbols for one marking. Assembly manual is typical for this brand, and you can check all pages in the video-review.

While manufacturer is a bit skeptical if this aircraft type would be of interest to any international modelers, I strongly suggest to check it. New kit gives you a chance to copy unusual biplane which has quite important role in Czechoslovak aeronautical sphere. Moreover, new plastic looks great and should be easy to build. The only thing you should be ready for is the rigging as it might get a bit tricky in such scale. :)
Get this and other kits on official Special Hobby website.


  • Nice molding quality
  • Clever parts division
  • Unusual subject
  • Good decals
  • PE included


  • No masks for clear parts or camouflage

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