Lockheed C 130 A Hercules, A97-212, 36 Sqn RAAF Richmond NSW 1963.
1/72 Italeri, my first C130, with my own resin propellers and wing tanks, I added some cockpit detail, opened the side cargo door, re-profiled the rear of the engine nacelles and tail, finished in Model Master enamels and metalizer 1401, Aussie decals and Future. One thing I wish I had done was to move the inner engines back so they are in line with the outer engines, maybe one day I will risk this modification. Photo 4 shows re-attaching the antennae, made from invisible mending thread, after a mishap, photo 5 fitting wing spar to C130E.
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Allen, this is gorgeous. You have done a beautiful job on this. This is one of those models that actually looks better than the real thing. If I may make one suggestion, don't mess with it. I would have never noticed the engine position issue if you had not said anything. As a fellow model, may I say "you will regret it". This is just too nice as it is. Very nice !
Thanks Terry, lots of other things to do before I consider that mod'.
Allan, I have to echo Terry's comments: just beautiful.
You certainly know your stuff regarding these Hercules, and your knowledge and enthusiasm really shows through in these finished models, this looks particularly gorgeous.
I can but only concur with the above comment(s)...kudos to YOU, Allan.
Really beautiful, nice to see the early" A" bird.
Your build shows great skill and attention to detail. Just a gorgeous C-130!
How does the kit go together?
I have the KC-130J version, with resin sponsons and nacelles. My son is a USMC power line mechanic, and I'd like to build one of his machines.
Thanks James, no real problems with the build, the cargo floor is a bit tricky to position if you have the crew entry or rear door open so you can see it, do the resin nacelles allow for Italeri's miss-alignment? I also put a brass tube wing spar in all my herc's.
Sparkling work, and excellent presentation.
Beautiful build, looked great when I saw it all those years ago!