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Ray Seppala
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Italeri KC-130J Havest Hawk, VMRG-252

April 21, 2020 · in Aviation · · 10 · 2K

his kit started as an C-130E/H and along the way I

  1. Re-scribed the model,
  2. Reposition cabin windows for a J model,
  3. Added Hamilton Hobbies Sponson extensions, ECS inlet and duck tail (from the C-130H Update set) ,
  4. Replace the kit engines with Jen's Bits AE2000 engines and props,
  5. Added Attack Squadron Harvest Hawk ,
  6. Added Various scratch built antennas and pitot probes,
  7. Masked and painted the walkway markings, and
  8. Used Wolfpak Decals 72-117 Aces High for KC-130J, Bu No166511 of VMGR-252 "Otis"

There are still a few minor details to sort but I will get to them one day

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10 responses

  1. Nicely done! Seems you like big birds...

  2. Very good job, Ray! you sure have put A LOTof work in this, and it shows.
    Got myself the ...1/48 Hercules to build. Wiil build it as soon as I find a way to keep those massive wings to not sag down over time!
    Oh, and to find a suitable parking lot as well!
    All the best!

  3. Thank gents! I have started to build a new parking lot for this one 🙂

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  4. Lots of effort and a great result.

  5. Well done Ray, another good looking Herk !

  6. Really nice! I have the Harvest Hawk conversion for this kit as well...inspiration to get building!

  7. Hello Ray,
    "Semper Fidelis"
    Last to know, First to Go.
    A few good men, with a whole fleet of combat and transport aircraft.
    Excellent model. Lots of modifications.

  8. Thanks again gents

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