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1/48th Horsa Glider info
jon_a_its
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: April 29, 2004
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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2020 - 08:36 PM UTC
Someone was asking yesterday about the availability of a Horsa Glider in 1/48th, but I can't find the post.

Fonderies Miniture did one in 2010, Armorama Review here.

I managed to build one, Here,

My Build Photos here

This is without doubt, the worst kit I've ever managed to finish.* I got it heavily subsidised, & only finished it as a commission for club display.

looks like there were 6 different people making the major components who had a grudge against each other!
Nothing fits, gaps big enough to put fingernails through, & plastic like french cheese, in that when you sand it, it crumbles!

You must build in a spar across the fuselage & wings, or it will split, as the only other one I've seen finished at a show, broke it's back in transit.

For the Insane, there is
one available on UK ebay

For masochists: a Vacform is available from Sanger Engineering Horsa.

Also from Italeri in 1/72, & Bronco MK1 & MK11 in 1/35th.

In 1/33 card models GPM AS-51 Horsa Mk.1 Glider

* I've half-built worse kits, unfinished, btw.