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Planet Models' 1/48 scale
Hughes H-1 Racer

by Roger Fabrocini


Hughes H-1 Racer
Long-Wing Version


Planet Models' 1/48 scale Hughes H-1 Racer is available online from Squadron




This is Planet Models 1/48 scale resin model of Howard Hughes' H-1 Racing Plane "Long Wing Version" (kit #PLT 168).

Click here to see an in-box review of this kit.


This was the version Hughes used to set the USA transcontinental speed record on January 19, 1937.

The wings are painted Floquil railroad color D&H Blue, sanded with Micro-Mesh sanding pads, polished with Micro-Surface Micro-Gloss and waxed after decaling with automotive wax.

The fuselage was painted with Tamiya lacquer AS-12 bare-metal silver, sanded with micro-mesh clothes then dry brushed with Mr. Color Chrome. I used an overspray of Alclad Dark Aluminum and Tamiya brown/black to weather it slightly. No clear coats were used on the wings or fuselage. The silver doped control surfaces were oversprayed with Mr. color clear flat.


Planet Models’ Hughes H-1 Racer was a very enjoyable kit. i hope they (Planet Models) do a "short winged” version.


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Model, Images & Text Copyright © 2006 by Roger Fabrocini
Page Created 15 June, 2006
Last Updated 21 February, 2007

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