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Hi All

 I've not posted in a while but Inspired by recent posts, and the fact that the box was falling apart I forged ahead with this one. This is my attempt at the old girl.

The kit is the Esci 1/72 kit straight from the box. Despite the shape issues I'm happy with the way it turned out.

And last a big shout out to the kind Brit modeller who explained that xtra acrlic's British Gulf armour lt stone is the same shade asRAF light stone.

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Hope you like it.

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Yes very nice and good to see the old colour scheme. 👌

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Now that is very nice indeed,I love that paint scheme.

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Lovely job. My favourite colour scheme as I started on these beasts in 68 at Thorney Island and finished on them at Lyneham in 90. I have an Italieri 1/72 in my stash which I intend to finish in the crud and custard so can you tell me what colours you used.

Thanks

PBK

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Hey that's a great model in a rare colour scheme.

 

Steve.

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Lovely, lovely, lovely. And my favourite Hercules colour scheme too.

 

An inspirational build.

 

regards,  adey

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That's a fine looking Hercules and in a lovely nostalgic colour scheme. In my opinion, the best scheme ever worn by the Hercules. 

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8 hours ago, cardiff guy said:

Hope you like it.

Very much so, great job  & a GREAT scheme. :)

Steve.

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That's turned out a treat. :thumbsup:

 

Having built the Esci and Italeri kits it is a pity the Esci kit has all those shape problems. I would love Italeri to retool their kit with recessed detail.

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Brilliant, beautifully finished :clap2:

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Really nice Herc` there, looks great in that scheme too

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Excellent paint finish on this, really like it.

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Posted (edited)
22 hours ago, Patrick BK said:

Lovely job. My favourite colour scheme as I started on these beasts in 68 at Thorney Island and finished on them at Lyneham in 90. I have an Italieri 1/72 in my stash which I intend to finish in the crud and custard so can you tell me what colours you used.

Thanks

PBK

I can't speak on other paint brands, but both Dark Earth and Light Stone are also in the Xtracolor range, X002 and X029 respectively.

 

I like that scheme too.  I'm looking forward to one day getting it onto a Welsh Models Twin Pioneer.

Edited by JosephLalor

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Looks great, I thought it was the Airfix version at first. 

 

Pete

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What a superb job you have made of this Herk,..... and you have totally nailed the early scheme too. 

I was wary of the old Esci kit but seeing what you have done with it,.... I may give it a try sometime after all,

 

Come of Revell,...... we need a new C-130 in 1/72nd scale!!!

 

Cheers

           Tony

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5 hours ago, tonyot said:

What a superb job you have made of this Herk,..... and you have totally nailed the early scheme too. 

I was wary of the old Esci kit but seeing what you have done with it,.... I may give it a try sometime after all,

 

Come of Revell,...... we need a new C-130 in 1/72nd scale!!!

 

Cheers

           Tony

Yes, yes, on all counts! A very attractive color scheme and an excellent build! Long overdue for replacement by Airfix and with some clever engineering, they could get a lot of versions out of a basic set of sprues.

Mike

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Great work!

Looks every bit like a Hercules to me.

Very nice. :clap:

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Hello Cardiff,

The Netherlands on the line. Yes, with this C-130 color scheme it all started for this famous transporter by the RAF. Decades later, it still dominates the flight ramp from many airbases around the wordl.

You did a very good job on the AC. I take it for granted, that the white spot above the cockpit is to reduce warmth in the Far East.

Regards, Orion.

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Posted (edited)

Lovely job and you've got the colours spot on"!  I was in the RAF at Lyneham during 1971-74 and saw the whole fleet of these in those colours.

Just a couple of points that I hope you don't mind me mentioning. Firstly, when in these colours, they only had ONE RAF roundel above the port wing (none above the starboard wing) and ONE red/blue B-type roundel below the starboard wing. Also the finish was HIGH GLOSS and they did not adopt a matt finish until 1973 when the roundels were toned down to just red/blue.    

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