1/144 Testors C-5 Galaxy

Gallery Article by Shawn "phantom" Weiler on Nov 6 2020

 

      

Here is another model I know very little about, and built for someone else. 
The massive C-5 cargo hauler as made by Testors. The model was received in a bag, and was missing several parts. I tried making it wheels down but the plastic had become VERY brittle and broke every time I tried to use it. The fuselage was misshapen and took a lot of bending and sanding to join up with out massive seams..Still, lots of putty and sanding on the bottom of the model.

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The decals are a very colourful sheet from Caracal Models. I liked the fact Kursad including window decals. The kits clear parts were missing. So the decals covered the putty I used to cover the holes.

This 1/144 scale kit is pretty big. Around the size of a modern 1/48 scale fighter. When you put a 1/144 scale C-130 next to the Galaxy you really get an idea of just how massive these planes are.

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Photos and text by Shawn "phantom" Weiler