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Italeri KC-130J Havest Hawk, VMRG-252

his kit started as an Italeri 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 conversion,
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 USMC 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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9 responses to Italeri KC-130J Havest Hawk, VMRG-252

  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.
    Regards,
    Dirk

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