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1/72 scale Curtiss C-46 Commando plastic model airplane
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1/72 Scale Williams Brothers Model
Curtiss C-46 Commando
Scale Model Aircraft
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), Circa 1942
Current Location: Private Collector


The renowned Curtiss C-46 Commando was the largest twin-engine aircraft to see operational use with the USAAF. It was widely used in the Pacific theatre during World War II where it served as both a cargo and troop transport aircraft. The C-46 also had a long military career, serving as late as the 1960’s with operational units in the United States and many other countries.

The 1/72 scale Williams Brothers model kit was used for this project, along with the Squadron C-46 Commando Vacuform aftermarket Canopy. The canopy that came with the plastic model airplane is very poor quality and several parts required a great deal of filling and sanding. The paint scheme consists of a soft dividing fade between Olive Drab and Neutral Gray. To achieve the worn metal look, the propeller blades were first painted Flat Aluminum and, after a drying period, were coated Flat Black with Yellow tips. Although the fittings required careful attention, the final look is very authentic. In all, the C-46 Commando was a fun project. Enjoy the images.

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Professionally built 1/72 plastic model airplane of a Curtiss C-46 Commando.
Scale model aircraft photo of a 1/72 C-46 Commando.
1/72 C-46 Commando plastic model airplane image.
Airplane model kit photo of a 1/72 C-46 Commando.
1/72 C-46 Commando scale model airplane image.
Model aircraft kit photo of a 1/72 C-46 Commando.
1/72 C-46 Commando aircraft plastic model image.
Aircraft model kit photo of a 1/72 C-46 Commando.
Photo of a pro built 1/72 scale C-46 Commando.
1/72 C-46 Commando scale model aircraft image.
Plastic model airplane photo of a 1/72 C-46 Commando.
1/72 C-46 Commando airplane model kit image.
Scale model airplane photo of a 1/72 C-46 Commando.
1/72 C-46 Commando model aircraft kit image.
Aircraft plastic model photo of a 1/72 C-46 Commando.
1/72 C-46 Commando aircraft model kit image.
Scale model aircraft image of a 1/72 C-46 Commando.
1/72 C-46 Commando plastic model airplane photo.
Airplane model kit image of a 1/72 C-46 Commando.
1/72 C-46 Commando scale model airplane photo.
Model aircraft kit image of a 1/72 C-46 Commando.



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