1/48 Modelcraft Noorduyn Norseman UC-64A
Back by popular demand , a floatplane ! This is an inexpensive kit, and it shows. Even though it is fair sized, there is little detail. There are three options, wheels, floats, and ski’s. There are 2 decal options. The clear parts are ill fitting. Even though it was in a sealed plastic bag, I was missing a key part. It was half the part that holds the float. This had to be fabricated if I wanted to use the floats. There was a small substitute for what one might call an interior, but the clear was such that you couldn’t see much anyway. The wing supports were like 2X4’s, and had to be trimmed to fit without a bow. I liked the plane, but I didn’t care much for the kit. Once again, the only game in town, and perhaps someday I’d like to do the “Glen Miller” version. Matchbox did it in 1/72, but I’m afraid this is the only way to go in 1/48.
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