1/144th Glencoe Martin M-130 China Clipper
This is an old kit of a facinating subject, the China Clipper. The Martin Clippers (China/Hawaii/Phillipine) operated from the mid-thirties to the mid-forties, spending a couple years in war camoflage. Decals are provided for all three versions. It is a very simple kit, with very few parts, but does include a stand. Considering it’s age, it built up with little effort, about seven steps, and painting instructions. Not knowing the box scales on my Revell seaplanes, it still looks good on the same shelf. Add to that my 1/200th “Spruce Goose”, and I’ve got a good start one one of my favorite types of aircraft, not to mention the historical aspect.
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