1/144 TC-130G Blue Angels
I built the Minicraft 1/144 C-130 kit as the TC-130G flown by the Blue Angels. This is the only kit that has these markings in the box, and no one produces aftermarket decals for the TC-130G. You can quickly tell the TC-130G by the Lockheed graphic at the top of the tail. I think I like this Hercules best from the team as it served during the transition from the A-4 to the legacy F-18's, and flew with both types of aircraft in its time with the team. This is the airframe that is retired and on the flightline display at the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola. It serves as show center for the practice show that the Blue Angels fly at the Museum.
Had this kit for some time, glad to finally have it completed! The pandemic has helped jumpstart a lot of building for a lot of modellers!
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