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Trojan Thunder

Airfix Hercules C1

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Here is my entry

This is an original issue Airfix C-130K/ Hercules C1. Got it to this stage after many battles with lifting paint and broken refueling probes and props.

Then could not bring myself to decal it due to all the walkway decals (that are yellow/red) and making sure they were oriented correctly.

Started this one in May 2013 and last touched it Jan 2014.

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And I will be finishing it with these decals

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Edited by Trojan Thunder

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Great choice of markings! Looking forward to seeing her all done and dressed up.

Regards,

Don.

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Decalling is started, walkways on with some modification required to get around the base of the refueling boom.

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Also need to fix the broken off tip of the boom

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Decaling done, a few decals were sacrificed in getting it done :( Still need to finish up the props though.

Now onto fixing a few missing bits and a final satin coat

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...and the props get some attention

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Decaling of front side done

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and some repairs to replace a missing pitot tube and the refueling probe

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Almost there, decaling complete.

Mounted the HF wires and one post decided it did not want to stay on the aircraft. Have reattached it and waiting for the glue to dry.

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Then I can apply the final clear coats and remove masking woo.gif

Edited by Trojan Thunder

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Looking good, man. I'm glad to see it get this far.

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Looking good, man. I'm glad to see it get this far.

Thanks,

Other antenna attached and satin coat applied, thougth it still looks a little glossy to me.

Masking to be removed and some descent pictures to be taken.

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Finished!

And it only took just over 2 years from when I started it!

The clear parts didn't look the best when the masking came off (after 2 years), fixed it up best I could.

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That's cool! Like the camouflage. I finished my USCG C-130

with a set of decals donated from the Minicraft kit, also

with the decals were Canadian decals, didn't realize the

Minicraft kit also had a Canadian option. I like the refuel

boom, looks like it's about to "joust".---John

Edited by john53

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You don't see a ton of these done. Thanks so much for sharing. I love the inflight pose.

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