RCAF CC-130J-30 'Stretched Hercules' in 1/72
This is a build from this spring - MultiCast's resin conversion (1/72) of the Italeri C-130 Hercules to an RCAF C-130J-30. The MultiCast set is great, beautifully molded, and the decals are world class.
I made things more difficult for myself by using and ancient and incomplete Testors boxing of the AC-130a Spooky. This meant I had to fabricate all the missing doors, and fill the extra gun ports. Never do things the easy way! It took a lot of weight to get the balance right, and a lot of internal bracing to get a solid fuselage (the Italeri plastic is thin and flexible - not good news for seems!) It is painted with Tamiya acrylic, weatered with oils and pastel. Hope you like,
Build log here -
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