1/48 I.D. Models Douglas C-133A Cargomaster

Gallery Article by Darius Aibara on Mar 23 2010


This is the largest model that I have ever attempted and it is a vac-form.  If that were not enough I decided to scratch build the entire interior - the cockpit and the cargo compartment, which explains why it took from July 2009 to February 2010 to construct!!!   I printed my own decals on an ink-jet printer and used a mixture of Halfords acrylic auto spray paints and Humbrol enamels brush applied.  

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I obtained the kit in 2008 from the USA on an eBay auction and had it delivered to my Uncle's place in Denver as I was visiting on vacation.  The fuselage was too long to fit in my suitcase so I sawed each fuselage side into three sections - adding to the challenges of construction.  The wings separate from the fuselage to aid storage as the finished model is 41 inches long and has a wing span of just over 45 inches.

Coming some time in 2010 - a 1:48 C-124 Globemaster II, but not just now.  The next model build is going to be a tad smaller!!!

Darius Aibara

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Photos and text by Darius Aibara