1/200 Hasegawa C-130 Blue Angels
So, many many years after I built a 1/200 C-130 for my wife’s yearly Christmas ornament, I finally got around to using the alternate decals in that kit to make a white C-130 the Blues flew! One odd thing about that airframe is that the two windows just under the main windscreen were not present, or painted over- I can’t tell from the photos of the actual aircraft.
The variety of markings that The Blue Angels’ C-130 has carried over the years is incredible. I would love to do 1/144 kits of all the schemes the C-130 has carried. Unfortunately, someone needs to make all the decals in 1/144 for them first!
The 1/200 Hasegawa kit comes with a stand. I made the first kit in the standard Blue scheme, wheels down for the tree, and got a second 1/200 kit to finish as the white C-130 wheels up. Sadly the decals had yellowed a bit while they waited, but I am really glad to finally have built the kit.
5 additional images. Click to enlarge.