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Hobbycraft's 1/48 scale
Boeing P-26C

by Jerry Creager


Boeing P-26C


Hobbycraft's 1/48 scale P-26C is available online from Squadron




Not long ago I was approaching a “burn out” phase in my model building. I had just finished three WWI projects in a row and couldn’t get inspired to do another. Since “rigged” airplanes are my favorite I was looking for a “quick build” and came upon an old 1/48 scale Hobbycraft P-26C kit that had been collecting dust on the shelf.

Although there are a few minor flaws with this kit I was determined to make it a simple project. No after-market parts, no scratch built anything. Just something simple right out of the box.



The P-26 fit the bill perfectly.

The model builds quickly and can be divided into three basic components, engine, fuselage and wings and stabilizer. The engine has good detail but much of it is covered by the air deflector. The interior is spartan and goes together fast. Perhaps the most difficult part of the build is getting the shrouds, located on each lending gear, for the lower under wing rigging to line up correctly. This takes a little “fiddling”.



Painting and Markings

Most of the P-26’s were colorful, so I came up with a set of old Super Scale (I think) decals that were as flashy as I could find.

I guess that I had about fourteen hours invested in the project.


If you are looking for something that goes together fast and looks good when finished, then this P-26 is a good candidate for any collection.



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Model, Images and Text Copyright © 2005 by Jerry Creager
Page Created 15 December, 2005
Last Updated 14 December, 2005

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