Experienced model builders and beginners alike will love our 1/48 scale Minicraft Cessna 172. The Cessna 172 model boasts full interior and exterior details. This model will impress the toughest critics! Our Minicraft engine features removable cowlings so you can observe the intricacies of your model engine. The 1/48 Cessna 172 has air foil moguls and accurate gauges, flight controls and seats. This CAD/CAM tooling model has improved and more precise details than ever before! Its four-person cockpit has deluxe seating and window glazing.
View its realistic landing gear struts and aircraft ID numbers. Select North America, South America, Asia, Europe or UK identification. The provided livery stripes make decoration a breeze. Enjoy the illustrated assembly guide for foolproof modeling. Our customer-approved 1:48 Cessna 172 is a true-to-scale model of this classic aircraft. The Cessna 172 will enhance any model collection, whether you are beginning your collection or have hundreds of aircrafts.
Overall Rating for Minicraft 11635 1/48 Cessna 172 SkyHawk Model Aircraft Kit
|(based on 2 reviews)| This is a review of the kit, not the service from Sky Geek. The Geek's service was 5 Stars. Fast shipping and the kit arrived in excellent condition.
Rare Kit of One of the Most Common Airplanes
By Art from Mundelein, IL on July 11, 2011
It is ironic that one of the most common airplanes has so few kits, but maybe that's why you don't see a lot of Toyota Camry models!
I enjoy flying MS Flight Simulator and wanted a "real" Cessna 172. I was surprised how few GA kits are offered. Since Cessna's are the most popular aircraft around and the standard "trainer" for pilots, I thought kits of them would be more popular and plentiful. It seems even this one is discontinued. I guess most modelers have Walter Mitty fantasies and only want combat and Star Wars stuff. Admittedly, it is not the sexiest airplane, but I'm very happy with it.
The kit comes in white, so one coat of white and one clear coat, was all it took. Everything fit together very well, with minimal fiddling. The decals are beautiful, but I wish they included more letters and numbers so I could have customized the tail number with my address and initials. Gauge decals for the cockpit instruments would have been nice too. I ended up painting them in with a toothpick. Interior door panels are absent and the landing gear to fuselage connection is not mechanically sound. It is very fragile. Also, the model is tail-heavy, so rather than adding weight, which would stress the already weak landing gear, or adding a sprue support to the tail, that would look odd, I decided to hang my model from the ceiling, pitched down and slightly banked, as it lines up with the runway for landing!
Pros:Great price, fast shipping, rare to find a Cessna kit.
Cons:Could have had more cockpit and tail number decals, as well as interior door panels. Windshield is really way too thick and obscures view of interior details.
I would recommend this item to a friend.
My dad used to own this actual airplane. I am glad I found this model. I actually gave it to my dad for Christmas, he was impressed!
By Jacob on January 1, 2010
Minicraft 11635 1/48 Cessna 172 SkyHawk Model Aircraft Kit