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1 hour ago, keithjs said:

Thank you for that. I'll just keep looking then.

 

There was a detailed and very informed discussion on this question a few pages back in this thread (page 14)  - might be worth reviewing to see what the differences were or what to look for on the cargo floor (depending on the particular fit in use i.e. a full flat floor configuration, roller conveyor system, "mooring points/loops" fitted etc).

 

Hope this helps... 

 

Rich

 

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1 hour ago, RichG said:

 

There was a detailed and very informed discussion on this question a few pages back in this thread (page 14)  - might be worth reviewing to see what the differences were or what to look for on the cargo floor (depending on the particular fit in use i.e. a full flat floor configuration, roller conveyor system, "mooring points/loops" fitted etc).

 

Hope this helps... 

 

Rich

 

Brilliant! Thank you for that. Very useful information and nicely presented too. 

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1 hour ago, keithjs said:

Brilliant! Thank you for that. Very useful information and nicely presented too. 

As Blackadder's firing squad said when visiting him in his cell "We aim to please, sir..."   :rofl:

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8 hours ago, keithjs said:

Looks like we're getting quite close now so could anyone point me in the right direction details of the cargo floor for the RAF version please as I understand its different from whats provided in the kit. 

I have a cargo bay load more pics somewhere, but need to find them,

30634580756_152185f1de_h.jpgHercules C.3 interior by James Thomas, on Flickr

 

30039819674_9dbf22a488_h.jpgHercules C.3 interior by James Thomas, on Flickr

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The excitement is mounting, for sure. I just found the attached of yours truly prepping for another TAC Demo. IIRC this was for the 47 Sqn Families Day one Saturday afternoon in 1984 and given that the crew were from the same Squadron they wanted to put on an even more spectacular show including that infamous 'Khe San' approach sequence. I cannot believe it was over 36 years ago !.

 

C-130 TAC Demo

 

Hopefully this will provide some inspiration for those wanting to portray a representative load. 

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Just took a diversion to my LMS earlier this afternoon and they have confirmed that they will receive their Zvedza C-130 order next Wednesday !....Yee Haa

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On 10/22/2020 at 4:46 PM, Tiger331 said:

 

The excitement is mounting, for sure. I just found the attached of yours truly prepping for another TAC Demo. IIRC this was for the 47 Sqn Families Day one Saturday afternoon in 1984 and given that the crew were from the same Squadron they wanted to put on an even more spectacular show including that infamous 'Khe San' approach sequence. I cannot believe it was over 36 years ago !.

 

C-130 TAC Demo

 

Hopefully this will provide some inspiration for those wanting to portray a representative load. 

That's very useful too! Any more would be gratefully received. A nice diecast Landy would cover up most of the floor detail I suppose...but then again a Jeep would be even better....

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3 hours ago, keithjs said:

That's very useful too! Any more would be gratefully received. A nice diecast Landy would cover up most of the floor detail I suppose...but then again a Jeep would be even better....

How about a pallet with miscellaneous boxes, covered by a tarp, netting and straps?! Plonk that at the rear of the floor by the ramp and you’re sorted.

 

I speak with the knowledge of someone that knows absolutely nowt of such things btw.......

 

Trevor

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15 hours ago, 71chally said:

Which shop is that @Tiger331?

For future reference of course!

 

I don't have a name...sorry. The very nice lady proprietor speaks some English although her mother tongue is Estonian/Russian but she was able to confirm Zvedza will deliver on Wednesday, given our proximity to Russia. 

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12 hours ago, Max Headroom said:

How about a pallet with miscellaneous boxes, covered by a tarp, netting and straps?! Plonk that at the rear of the floor by the ramp and you’re sorted.

 

I speak with the knowledge of someone that knows absolutely nowt of such things btw.......

 

Trevor

Sounds good to me....

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4 hours ago, 71chally said:

I've seen a Lynx 7 in the back of a Herc, that's another way of covering the floor!


I’ve flown in Hercs a few times with a Twin Huey in the back, on one occasion as soon as we took off I released my seat belt and crawled in the back of the Huey. There was a nice mattress on the floor. I had a great sleep. 

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Done something similar to Scooby.... coming back from Malta, (First trip overseas), by Herc ( first Herc flight) I travelled back asleep in the back of a Ford Escort Mk 1.... most comfortable Herc trip ever....

 

Cheers 

 

DaveH

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3 hours ago, DaveH said:

Done something similar to Scooby.... coming back from Malta, (First trip overseas), by Herc ( first Herc flight) I travelled back asleep in the back of a Ford Escort Mk 1.... most comfortable Herc trip ever....

 

Cheers 

 

DaveH


I saw a few cars get transported in the good ole days. And lobster deliveries every Thursday to two specific locations, what fun we had.
 

There was also a good spot to sleep at the top of the upper ramp door, right by one of the heat ducts. Just make sure the loadie didn’t forget you were there. 😃

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Really, the sky is the limit (pardon the pun) as far as loads go. I think I said earlier in this thread, beer, Christmas trees, food, multiple different vehicles, you name it. I think that with a cargo aircraft, the fun part is the load. Deciding on what to put in there is the hard part. And in this case interior lighting would really make it pop, red or white. I am leaning towards a full compliment of 92 personnel, full crew in the cockpit (Zvezda for some reason have omitted the flight engineer, a very necessary crew member!).

With the personnel seated, you will be able to see all the way to the forward bulkhead. I need to source some aftermarket webbing seats, if they exist. Also motorized and electronic sound, with background crew call outs during the start sequence (one of my favourite line crew duties was being hooked up on the headset, watching for anomalies). The former has been a plan of mine for decades, just didn’t look forward to create an accurate C-130 out of the Airfix and Italeri kits. The Zvezda C-130 has given me the kick in the bottom I needed! It is really ironic that a Russian company has produced an accurate kit of an aircraft not used by them (military), but most NATO countries and many others.

BTW, the dry bay access panels on the top of the wing behind #1 and #4 are the E style. If you are doing an H, they should be the same oval shape as #2 and #3, clearly visible in this photo of our first H.

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4 hours ago, zoli1989 said:

Is there any hope for decal sheet from Begemot ? 🙃

Inbox decal - already from Begemot, new and enlarged - i'm not sure

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Microdisign has released

1/72 C-130 Hercules Cabin Detail set 072267 for Zvezda kit

1/72 C-130 Hercules Cargo bay PE Detail set 072268 for Zvezda

1/72 C-130 Hercules Exterior Detail set 072269 for Zvezda kit.

Source:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Microdisign-1-72-C-130-Hercules-Cabine-Detail-set-072267-for-Zvezda-kit/303734469852

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Microdisign-1-72-C-130-Hercules-Cargo-bay-PE-Detail-set-072268-for-Zvezda/303734473676

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Microdisign-1-72-C-130-Hercules-Exterior-Detail-set-072269-for-Zvezda-kit-/303734478655

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I see that things are coming along swimmingly with the new Zvezda C-130. Some nice aftermarket photo etch and resin and some nice decals.

 I just received my decal sheet from 26 Decals about a half an hour ago. 10 days from Lowestoft to Victoria BC is nothing short of remarkable, in the current world situation! I ordered them directly from 26, and Ray delivered. They are beautiful! Very precise registration, very tight carrier film (I can’t even see any on the roundels etc. A very small amount on the letters and numerals is unavoidable. I really appreciate the red white red propeller tips, this will save a lot of time and effort required to mask and paint them. Many thanks to Ray at 26Decals for this excellent decal set. If you are considering this set, you might want to grab one while you can, I expect these will sell out fast.

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"ASCOT 4321 you are cleared to land on... my doorstep" :like:

 

Now in stock at Big H... 

 

Rich

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