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1/48 Waco Glider
Wisconsin, United States
Joined: September 01, 2002
KitMaker: 1,864 posts
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Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2003 - 03:47 PM UTC
How can I go about making a 1/48 scale Waco Glider? Or is there anyone out there that makes one in 48 scale?


Virginia, United States
Joined: February 15, 2004
KitMaker: 78 posts
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Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 02:45 AM UTC
Italleri has one. Many say that it has inaccurate markings though
Illinois, United States
Joined: March 16, 2002
KitMaker: 1,331 posts
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Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 03:12 AM UTC
I think that Italeri kit may be in 1/72 scale. I haven’t seen any injection molded 1/48 Waco’s.

Overijssel, Netherlands
Joined: May 06, 2003
KitMaker: 436 posts
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Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 08:31 AM UTC
you can scratch one, i did want that to but its not easy
different materials u can use such as balsa and plasic card( how ever u name that )
this a 1/72 glider, u print it out and u have it

i have some more url's, pm me if you want some more

England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: April 29, 2004
KitMaker: 1,336 posts
AeroScale: 14 posts
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 08:23 PM UTC

I saw your post but couldn't find it yesterday, I usually lurk in the Armor section, so posted a new thread there.

1/48th Horsa Glider info

Buut.... to answer your 'actual' question

There is a 1/35th RESIN model, not 1/48th as I first thought, 1/35th Masterpiece models Waco Glider USD$200, but it is worthwhile downloading the instruction sheet,a 'Masterpiece' of information on it's own.

For masochists: a Vacform is available from Sanger Engineering 1/48th Waco Glider Link

This is very basic shapes, no interior to speak of & minimal cockpit, but it's a start.

In 1/33 GPM do the Waco Glider in card, popular in Europe.1/33 Waco Glider Link This is useful to fill in missing details.

A collection of YouTube build videos GPM 1/33 Waco Glider Link If you get hold of this, reduce by 68.75% to give 1/48th.
useful to fill in missing details.

Also available from Italeri in 1/72. and at least one resin model in 1/144th

Good luck

Manitoba, Canada
Joined: June 07, 2017
KitMaker: 4 posts
AeroScale: 1 posts
Posted: Monday, November 23, 2020 - 05:08 AM UTC
This is a bit off the topic of 48th scale, but I just watched this interesting video of how they towed a Waco/Hadrian across the Atlantic in World War Two to see if it was viable to do this on a grand scale for the transport of goods. The glider even had a name Voo Doo. https://youtu.be/ud4cqSGsQTc