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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #105 on: July 01, 2013, 08:43:16 am »

Should have had Griffons...?  ;)

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #106 on: September 01, 2013, 02:29:05 pm »
Heres the 3rd and last 1/72nd scale AEW builds for this years Project canceled SIG theme

The Lockheed EC-130K Herculese AEW Mk-2K. Based on the real Lockheed FASS project






With the entry into service of the Nimrod AEW 3, the RAF decided it also needed a cheaper home grown AEW platform for use in the south atlantic. Lockheed and Marconi's put in a joint bid offering to mount the Nimrods radar system onto a number of existing RAF C-130's. The RAF/MOD gladly took up the offer, as it ment no new aircrew training or new maintenance facilities. eight airframes were selected and converted by Marshalls with a joint Marshalls, Lockheed and Marconi team.
This is XV179 in the markings of C flight, of 8 squadron based at RAF mount Pleasant around 1988. It was decided to fit the eight airframes out as duel role AEW/Tankers. Carrying the same wing mounted IFR pods used by the USMC KC-130's. This freed up the RAF's VC-10s to remain in europe for NATO work.
There were no more than 4 aircraft in the Falklands at any one time, the remaining 4 were in the UK either under deport level maintenance at Lynham or training with the rest of 8 squadron at Lossimouth and later Waddington.

The model is the Italeri kit with clones of the Cammet Nimrod AEW conversion modded to fit. There is a lot of putty on this beast as would be expected when adding such large lumps of resin.The IFR pods are from the ESCI C-130 kit. The decals are a mix of real C-130 and Airfix Sentry decals for the squadron markings. the Falklands coat of arms under the cockpit is from a Matchbox Phantom kit. The paint job used is mainly Gunze/mr color rather than my usual Lifecolor/Xrtacylics.





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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #107 on: September 01, 2013, 02:35:43 pm »
AWESOME!  :thumbsup: :bow:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #108 on: September 01, 2013, 02:38:53 pm »
Heh - I remember seeing that in Marconi ads from the early 1980s - nice one Martin!  :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #109 on: September 01, 2013, 02:42:58 pm »
Heh - I remember seeing that in Marconi ads from the early 1980s - nice one Martin!  :thumbsup:
Believe it or not that advert helped to spark my interest in whiffery. This has been one of those builds ive been wanting to do for years, just not had the ability or assets (ie resin conversion set) to achive it. Untill now.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #110 on: September 01, 2013, 03:00:20 pm »
Top banana, OGL!

And 3rd AEW build this year?  That's just showing off, Martin.  ;)
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #111 on: September 01, 2013, 05:02:05 pm »
Brilliant.. look forward to seeing this at the Show

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #112 on: September 01, 2013, 06:47:53 pm »
Excellent work. Strangest looking C-130 I've ever seen.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #113 on: September 01, 2013, 11:55:21 pm »
Love that Hercules , Martin , definately a "should have been ", great build.

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #114 on: September 02, 2013, 12:29:54 am »
Excellent work Martin, the herc strangley looks rather good in the Hemp and LAG scheme  :thumbsup:

And thats another one to the Project Cancelled AEW display, TSRJoe and me really need to get our skates on and get build completed  :banghead:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #115 on: September 02, 2013, 07:21:26 am »
Very much looks the part Martin, quite smart in hemp! :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #116 on: September 02, 2013, 07:34:16 am »
Excellent work Martin, the herc strangley looks rather good in the Hemp and LAG scheme  :thumbsup:


My thoughts exactly - nice build Martin  :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #117 on: September 02, 2013, 07:53:13 am »
Excellent work Martin, the Herc strangley looks rather good in the Hemp and LAG scheme  :thumbsup:


My thoughts exactly - nice build Martin  :thumbsup:

Add my agreement to these. Also, looks strangely natural with those whopping great domes, too. Weird! :thumbsup:

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #118 on: September 02, 2013, 08:11:52 am »
Surely you mean "naturally strange"?  ;D

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #119 on: September 02, 2013, 08:23:58 am »
Heh - I remember seeing that in Marconi ads from the early 1980s - nice one Martin!  :thumbsup:
Believe it or not that advert helped to spark my interest in whiffery. This has been one of those builds ive been wanting to do for years, just not had the ability or assets (ie resin conversion set) to achive it. Untill now.

You and me both Martin ----  I've been looking at my 1/72 Airbus A310 and giving it the treatment, seen something about it in Battle Flight (or was it Vulcan's Hammer)

Very nicely done too   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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