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C-130H Hercules RNLAF - Italeri 1:72
Jasperb12
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 09:22 AM UTC
Good evening!

I'd like to share some pictures of my recently completed 1:72 Hercules.

I decided to try something a little different on this model by adding lighting to it. If modelling isnít hard enough, try adding lighting to your model! This is my C-130H Hercules by Italeri in scale 1:72. After finding this kit, complete with the hard to find decals for a Dutch bird I knew what my next build was going to be. Since the kit is quite basic I decided to bring it up to standards. I started by rescribing the kits raised panel lines. I also used the Eduard BigEd set to add some more detail. The model is finished in the colours of 336 Squadron Royal Netherlands Air Force, using a decalset by Flevo Decals. SInce there is quite a bit of wiring to hide, I made a simple diorama base for the model.

I hope you like it!




































phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 10:35 AM UTC
Great work! Looks really effective in the low light photos.

Did you cover the interior with anything to stop light bleed? Or just a good dark primer?
Jasperb12
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 11:48 PM UTC

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Great work! Looks really effective in the low light photos.

Did you cover the interior with anything to stop light bleed? Or just a good dark primer?



Thank you Stephen!

I used gaffertape to give the interior the insulated look the real thing has. This also stops any light from bleeding out. Other than that I didn't really take any precautions, other than using a black primer coat over the cockpit area.
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 03:31 AM UTC
Jasper,

this is really a great model. I especially like the different shades of the color you have applied. And the lighting makes is outstanding. Thank You for sharing.

Oliver
Jasperb12
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 07:09 AM UTC

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Jasper,

this is really a great model. I especially like the different shades of the color you have applied. And the lighting makes is outstanding. Thank You for sharing.

Oliver



Thank you very much Oliver! Black basing was very effective on this grey camouflage, which other wise looks fairly boring. I'm glad you like it!
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MODELGEEK
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 08:55 AM UTC
you've done a fantastic job in lighting this kit, I just wish you could have shown us how you did it.
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 09:32 AM UTC

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Great work! Looks really effective in the low light photos.

Did you cover the interior with anything to stop light bleed? Or just a good dark primer?



Thank you Stephen!

I used gaffertape to give the interior the insulated look the real thing has. This also stops any light from bleeding out. Other than that I didn't really take any precautions, other than using a black primer coat over the cockpit area.



Great idea. Never thought about gaffer tape, but yeah it does look like the insulation!
Did you use those tiny SMD LEDs?
Jasperb12
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 10:40 AM UTC

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you've done a fantastic job in lighting this kit, I just wish you could have shown us how you did it.



Thank you

I donít like taking pictures during my building process, so unfortunately I canít help you with that. Soldering is hard enoug with two hands already

I used this build as reference for my own, so maybe it is of any help to you too. I did not use any of the fancy electronics however, and just connected my 4 white and 3 blue LEDs to a 3 Volt battery pack, with two buttons to switch them on separately. I used simple 3 millimetre LEDs. I found a set of turquoise/pastel blue ones on eBay that are almost identical to the colour of the real interior lights.

I hope that helps

Jasper
magnusf
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 08:04 PM UTC
That's a good looking Hercules, you did an excellent job bringing the grey camo to life! I've seen your "reference model" live here in Stockholm by the way !



Magnus
Jasperb12
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 03:33 AM UTC

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That's a good looking Hercules, you did an excellent job bringing the grey camo to life! I've seen your "reference model" live here in Stockholm by the way !



Magnus



Thank you very much Magnus!

I am sure that Swedish Hercules looked impressive with the working props and lights! Personally I am not a fan of motorizing models, but to each his own!

Jasper
Grauwolf
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 02:38 PM UTC
Excellent build and presentation.

The lighting really adds that extra touch!

BRAVO!