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1/48 C-130 4 bladed props
Posted by Coondawg on Friday, May 3, 2019 9:22 AM

Does anyone have a complete set of 4 bladed props for a 1/48 C-130 Or know where I could find some? I’m finishing up the Italeri C-130 but wanted to replicate a picture I took at Ras Tanajib during Desert Storm. This kit has the 6 bladed props. I might have to purchase an older kit.

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, May 3, 2019 9:35 AM

I don't know the answer without doing some searching, but here are a few ideas.

3D has really jumped into the market. On the Shapeways site there are lots of C-130 props in various scales, although they do tend to be the newer six and eight bladed ones.

One maker on there is a guy named Curtis. You should email him. Usually you can get a product that they have the design files for in other scales.

When I built my 1/72 Hercules, I had the same problem. I ended up buying a cheap partially built P-3 on eBay for the props. But I don't think there are any of those around in 1/48. Good luck.

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Posted by Coondawg on Friday, May 3, 2019 9:57 AM

Thank you, I’ll give it a look!

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, May 3, 2019 10:20 AM

A company out of Poland called Attack Squadron makes a set of E/H engine nacelles and props in 1/48. But the company itself seems to have changed hands and that has affected their product production.

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/attack-squadron-48046-c-130-e-h-engine-nacelles-propellers-set--1015790

 

 

 

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Posted by Coondawg on Friday, May 3, 2019 11:07 AM

That’s what I’ve been looking for but I can only find them in 1/72. 

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Posted by mawright20 on Friday, May 3, 2019 9:36 PM
Coondawg, if you have a six blade prop, I'm assuming its a -J model kit. If you want to model a earlier Gulf War C-130, the body will be wrong. Those would have been either E of H model four-bladed. I'm interested in seeing the answer to this as I eventually plan to build some from my flying days with unit tail numbers.
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Posted by Silver on Saturday, May 4, 2019 11:52 AM

testors has a 4 blade C-130.Purchase it on the Internet.

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Posted by Coondawg on Saturday, May 4, 2019 12:34 PM

Yes Sir, I’m clear but, thank you anywhos...just wanted 4 blades on it. It will be on a static display along a scale train that will travel through Marine Corps vehicle history. I’m positive the bird I’m replicating was a VMGR-352 bird as they hoisted the Jolly Roger when they came in....

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Posted by Coondawg on Saturday, May 4, 2019 12:35 PM
Thank you!

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