1/48 Italeri C-130H Hercules

by Giannis Doxas


Greece Independence Day 2008


Here are some pictures of my C-130H HERCULES in Hellenic Air Force duty.  I like building aircraft in 1/48 scale of the H.A.F and this model is for my personal collection.  It is the old Italeri kit with pure detail components. The first job I did was to re-scribe all the panel lines.  I included many photo etched items from Flightpath΄s detail set and Allison T-56 Turbine from Engines and Things.  I scratch-built the radar antenna and avionic bays, all interior cockpit and cargo detail components, Auxiliary Power Unit and a lot of smaller scratch-building details.  Rudder and flaps was cut and repositioned.  I added 13 small 12V led for interior cargo and cockpit illumination

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I painted the model in SEA camo, with Model Master colors: (medium Green, dark Green, dark Tan and light Grey) and finished it with extensive weathering. A lot of decals set was from Deco Products, representing an C-130H in H.A.F service, participate for E.U Force group mission in Libreville, Gabon in 2006.  It was a great build and a challenge.  All you need for this construction is patience and a lot of free time!

This model was the winner of 1/48 scale modern aircraft category and awarded as the best Hellenic Model in 26th Scale Model Show, IPMS Hellas in 2007.

I hope you enjoy my model.


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Photos and text by Giannis Doxas