1/72 Italeri C-130H Hercules

by Ismail Baharuddin


 Malaysia National Day 2008  


Hi to all,  I'm Ismail from Shah Alam, Malaysia and this is my first posting on ARC although I've been visiting this wonderful site for about 7 years nowJ.  Anyway I started this kit about 2 years ago but never got it finished until recently due to lack of reference photos and suitable decals.  Finally my 'prayers' have been answered with the release of Malaysian Hercules decal sheet by VFA decals and is printed in Italy by cartograf.  It went on with no problem at all with only minor silvering which is my fault anyway.  The large registration number under both wings were hand painted however since it is not included on this sheet and were based on old reference photos.  Its not 100% accurate, but it is acceptable enough for me.

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This is how Malaysian Hercules looked like back in the early 80`s..certainly looks cool to me with its large markings and the best camouflage ever painted on aircraft (I think!).

I hope that you all like my Malaysian Hercules….any comments are welcomed. Happy Merdeka to all Malaysian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Photos and text © by Ismail Baharuddin