Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Anigrand Craftswork
Kit ID
Type C-124C 53-0052
Aftermarket parts used None
Other detail added Home-made decals
Model built by Ted Bayliss
Date Completed July 2007

This is the rather nice resin model in 1/72nd scale by Anigrand.

The model is made up of 4 robust fuselage quarters plus the wings and tail surfaces, with a beefy set of undercarriage castings, the main legs having a metal pin cast into them for additional rigidity, important considering the weight of the completed model.

The fuselage quarters need to be assembled with care, as there are no locating pins. I found the fuselage assembled together nicely, but there is a need for a large quantity of weight as there is a lot of model aft of the main undercarriage. Unfortunately, I should have put more in mine as the model is finely balanced.

The fuselage quarters can be safely assembled with superglue, as they are not structural. The wings need to be attached with something more substantial, as the weight of the model rests on the fuselage/wing joint. I used 5 minute Araldite, which if spread on generously, oozes out of the joint, becoming a filler as well as an adhesive.

When I first assembled the model, and showed it as a work in progress in my local model club, it was pointed out to me that the tail planes were not straight. It turns out this was very easy to do without noticing the error, so I am grateful to my good friend for pointing this out. I easily corrected this. The engines were next painted, then assembled onto the wings, with the cowlings. This was easier than expected. I then finished off the cockpit, which is very basic. A lot can be done here, but how much will be visible is what makes whether it is worth while.

The cockpit transparency is a vacform plastic, and very thin. This was added at this stage, with the painting being next. I chose this particular one as it was the last C-124 to be built, which appealed to me, plus it’s an attractive scheme. One note here, the choices on the decal sheet is for C-124A’s although the window configuration is suitable only for a C-124C.

Once painted, homemade decals, and decals from spares were added. The undercarriage was next, which was effortless. One point here, the undercarriage doors were glued to pins for additional rigidity, as there are no actuators included with the kit. This also gave the doors something solid to attach to.

One other point needs to be mentioned to anyone thinking of building this kit, the resin surface is rough, and needs a good rub down with reasonably fine wet and dry paper (I used 600 grit satisfactorily).

Model and article by Ted Bayliss