1/48 Luscombe 90 A Monocoupe

Gallery Article by Don Czech on May 18 2020



This is the Pegaso 1/48 Monocoupe 90 A racer. This is really a challenge as there are only 11 parts total! No interior, engine, clearparts and lots more. 

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I vacuformed a canopy, although it did not fit too well, scratch built from spares and junk box the interior, added an engine from a 1/72nd scale plane and got a proper prop. I used fingernail polish (sprayed) onto Tamiya White primer and then spent a lot of time masking this little beast. When this photo was taken the solve a set and not finished drying so some distortion in the decals. I added alum exhaust pipes to the underside. I cut out the top window and added framing to a piece of Lexan, for the window.

Overall it was a fun challenge but I wouldn’t recommend this for a beginner. There are just too many things that a modern day modeler would not want to tackle. 

Don Czech

Photos and text © by Don Czech