1721 Lockheed EC-130V Hercules USCG 1/72 Italeri Kit
This is a heavily modified C-130 from Italeri in 1/72 using parts left over from a E-2 Hawkeye that was coverted to a C-2 Greyhound. Seemed a waste to have the radome spare and not use it on a Herc.
The pylon for the radome is scratch built out of platicard and putty along with all the other lumps and bumps. Lots of sanding, filling and filing required.
I don’t think there were many of these Hercs with a dish on top built. Hard to find much reference. Two as far as I can make out. Another fun build and something a bit different for the collection.
(Additional photo used for reference courtesy of Airliners.net)
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