This is a
model. I had built the 1/48 Herc, but it was just far to big to keep on the
shelf. So I gave it away to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Next, MadMike
had an Airfix group build going. Then, I found a really old Airfix C-130 at my
local hobby store at a real doable price. This is actually a pretty nice model.
Not much putty needed, some things seem a bit off like the position of the air
conditioner unit and the props, but for the price I paid I have no complaint.
So the build was a
natural, had to be done.
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The decals are
really freakin' old, also bought off someones collection. They are from flight
colours. I'm guessing more then 20 years old, but they went on without problem.
The Maple leafs were not very crisp, so I used some spare Leading Edge Models decals
here to sharpen the plane up.
Being an Airfix
model, it came with a display stand. HAD to use the display stand. Its pretty
wobbly but the wheels up look best.