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Platz 1/144 scale C-46D Commando

By Chuck Davis
Published: July 1, 2013

One of the prime postwar users of the C-46D Commando was Japan, which explains the motivation for the newest 1/144 scale plastic model kit from Platz. The kit is broken down logically into a reasonable number of parts, and the molding is first-class. A simple cockpit is included, along with detailed landing gear and gear doors. The engines are not left out, either, having complete cylinder and crankcase details. Thankfully, I can tell you the four-blade Curtiss-Electric propellers are molded in one piece. The wheels have separate hubs with petite detail — a very nice surprise in this scale. Painting these was a breeze!

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