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C-130 Hercules C.3 lengthened fuselage

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I suppose that it's too late to point this out?

Hi Jessica,

I saw that Welsh Models version but a combination of events made me go down this route; a. I already had the Bra.Z long fuselage and a Minicraft C-130, b. I also already had WM's Gannet as a vacform, and c. although I would have like the WM's C.3, I couldn't afford it a the moment. So, yes it was considered but ruled out for the reasons above.

Perhaps something to look forward to one day - Densil might have a sale!

Mike

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I'm not going to get this finished by tomorrow's deadline as I've still got the Welsh Models Gannet AEW to finish. I will continue to get as much done as possible tomorrow and then I will complete it off-line once the deadline is passed.

Refuelling probe nearly complete and the camouflage has been applied. The green is actually much darker than these images show and looks correct.

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Masking all those tiny windows was a real pain but had to be done.

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The Minicraft canopy doesn't exactly match the Bra.Z fuselage and leaves quite a ridge around it. I'll re-visit that after the GB.

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I'm sure I would have got this finished in time if I hadn't gone on holiday last week but my wife dragged me, kicking and screaming, out of the house!!

Mike

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Looks really good, Mike.

David

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I'm afraid I've failed to meet the deadline for GB with this model conversion.

All I have managed today is to get the decals on and give the model a coat of satin varnish, ready for a wash to accentuate the panel lines.

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I'll continue with the build in slow time and post some images in RFI later.

Thanks for your support and encouragement while following this build.

cheers

Mike

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That is a seriously good looking 'Herky' bird Mike, spent many "happy" hours in the back of them, to and from Bardufoss, to and from Decimomanou, etc, etc........Happy days??

Smudge

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Hi Smudge,

Bardufoss, yep regular milk run in those brutes to every year. We used to work over at Gardermoen with the Sea King Mk4 crews.

Progress with this C-130; I'm just getting the primer (black) onto the blades ready for some Alclad dull metal topcoat. I'm off again for a few days so it will have a rest for a while.

cheers

Mike

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Spent many happy hours at Gardermoen when I was on 846 NAS, but always preferred Bardufoss .......I used to love those salty sweets they sold at the airport terminal....... I know strange but true.....I don't suppose you ever got down to Deci' Mike?

Smudge

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