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Re: Lockheed C-130 Herkules
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2011, 10:28:29 AM »
Okay, I found one of the sources. This link is for the first one, constructor number 4515, and it is a photo of her when brand new.
http://www.herkybirds.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=7834&c=23
The others can be searched in the same gallery. Their constructor numbers are 4518, 4523, 4525, 4536, 4538, 4540, and 4541.

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Herkules
« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2011, 10:37:37 AM »
I am wonder did they ever get plain green markings?

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Herkules
« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2011, 11:45:50 AM »
I am wonder did they ever get plain green markings?
I very much doubt it since they were never delivered. At some time the U.S. government (the "owners", Lockheed is only storing them) painted out the insignia. That's why nothing is visible on the more recent photos. These eight airplanes are really what might be called "political prisoners" of a sort, I suppose. They're full of spares and support equipment, also.

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Herkules
« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2011, 12:19:50 PM »
As well they were never delivered, they are not subject of primary interest. So this will be considered later. Now my last work on type, I will have to search for some close up images as well this huge airplane have a lot of elements on its airframe.

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Herkules
« Reply #34 on: December 02, 2011, 12:21:54 PM »
Yes, a lot of details on such a big, fat airplane!

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Herkules
« Reply #35 on: December 02, 2011, 12:31:05 PM »
 :-ok


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Re: Lockheed C-130 Herkules
« Reply #37 on: December 03, 2011, 08:46:01 PM »
Stinks to see them deteriorating, doesn't it? The story is that the total flight hours among all eight is less than 100 hours. People I know who have examined the four parked in the grass said they would be good for parts only--too much deterioration and corrosion from forty years of sitting in Georgia. I hate to see the old girls rotting away.

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Herkules
« Reply #38 on: December 07, 2011, 01:04:53 AM »
Nice job as usual No1.Another option you might concider is the well known 170.000 hours aniversary scheme that have been logged by the Hellenic Air Force's C-130 Hercules squadron. The perfect occasion for a special tail depicting Greek God Hercules himself on the airplane that bears his name.
I have the decal sheet set and planning to finish my 1/48 italeri "giant" one day(I have also spent many hours in that type)


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Re: Lockheed C-130 Herkules
« Reply #39 on: December 07, 2011, 07:31:02 AM »
Excellent subject and definitely worth considering! Thank you for info :-ok

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Herkules
« Reply #40 on: December 07, 2011, 10:30:16 AM »
This one is very interesting zetman!! :-ok

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Herkules
« Reply #41 on: December 07, 2011, 08:18:10 PM »
Gladyou liked it,here is one more.

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Herkules
« Reply #42 on: December 07, 2011, 08:24:27 PM »
Nice one, very nice :-ok I specially like Ancient motive used for decoration :-clap

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Herkules
« Reply #43 on: December 07, 2011, 10:26:43 PM »
Yes... Good one! ;)

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Herkules
« Reply #44 on: December 07, 2011, 11:17:02 PM »
Yeah,agree.I expect receiving the italeri's kit soon to start the construction. ;)
I already have paragon's wheels,flightpath's pe super detailing set and those decals. :-love
I only lack space at home for that 1/48 monster :-think
 Stay tuned :-wave