1/48 Italeri CC 130J

Gallery Article by Chris Parsons on Jan 29 2018



Inspired to build this aircraft by seeing the real thing and the way to do the conversion by seeing another builder do one here on ARC. I added Attack Squadron engines, sponsons and wheels to the kit. The conversion is realized by using donor parts from a second kit (not a cheap conversion and takes some will power to cut up a brand new kit) I also rescribed panel lines fabricated exhaust pipes, added CanmilAir decals and Archer fine transfer rivet lines. The flight deck was spruced up a bit and some windows relocated. I also deleted the entire inside cargo area. 

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The kit was painted with Tamiya acrylics, metal colours are Alclad, I could have weathered it a bit more but, I'm happy with the final finish. Which, by the way, is very close in size to a 1/32 B-17G

Enjoy the photos.

Chris Parsons

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Photos and text by Chris Parsons