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MC130E Combat Talon I

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  • From: Upstate New York
MC130E Combat Talon I
Posted by 90redsc on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 10:31 AM

Was there ever a kit of this aircraft produced? If not, are there conversion pieces available to build this version of the C-130? I was assigned to this aircraft when assigned to the 8th SOS and have been looking high and low for a replica of this awesome aircraft. I will take either 1/72nd or 1/48th scale at this point.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

 

 

Later, Bri
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Southampton England
Posted by Viper Has The Lead on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 12:31 PM
Hello Bri,
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Best wishes,
Mick C.
"All modern aircraft have four dimensions: span, length, height and politics. TSR.2 simply got the first three right." Sir Sydney Camm
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  • From: DSM, Iowa
Posted by viper_mp on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 12:38 PM

Hey there, Bri.

I have just the info your looking for.  Flightpath makes several conversion kits for the 1/72 C-130s.  This includes conversions for both the MC-130E Talon I and MC-130H Talon II.  I have built the Talon I and I can tell you the conversion is top notch.  I have even purchased some of the other conversion sets, as well as the resin engine sets.  You can get them all from Sprue Brothers. [spruebrothers.com]

Here is the Talon I that I built up.  I shaved the panel lines and rescribbed them.  

 

Rob Folden

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  • Member since
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  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by 90redsc on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 2:16 PM
 viper_mp wrote:

Hey there, Bri.

I have just the info your looking for.  Flightpath makes several conversion kits for the 1/72 C-130s.  This includes conversions for both the MC-130E Talon I and MC-130H Talon II.  I have built the Talon I and I can tell you the conversion is top notch.  I have even purchased some of the other conversion sets, as well as the resin engine sets.  You can get them all from Sprue Brothers. [spruebrothers.com]

Here is the Talon I that I built up.  I shaved the panel lines and rescribbed them.  

 

 

Viper, that Talon is simply beautiful! I absolutely love the way that bird turned out and I can only hope my endeavor will reap the rewards your efforts have. I will definitely be ordering from Flightpath in the VERY near future and I will also attempt to locate a 1/72nd C-130 for the conversion. Out of curiosity, of all the 130's ever made in this scale, which is the best kit to convert into a Talon?

 

 

Later, Bri
  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: DSM, Iowa
Posted by viper_mp on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 4:15 PM
I went with the Testors/Italeri version.  Its the only one I've ever wrked on and I have a few C-130s.  the only real downfall of it is the raised panel lines. but they can be corrected.

Rob Folden

Secretary / Webmaster- IPMS Plastic Surgeons Member at Large-IPMS Hawkeye Modelers

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  • From: Virginia
Posted by B36 Fan on Monday, July 09, 2018 3:32 PM

Apologies for resurrecting an ancient thread, but it's the most current one I see for this aircraft. 

I was in the 7575th Operations Group at Rhein-Main AB, Germany supporting the 7th Special Operations Squadron.  I do see an MC-130E Combat Talon I kit has been released since the original post.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0187B0L5M/?coliid=I2JVA9KRSYTHO7&colid=GTUSEQBLWB6D&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

The decals even have the 7th SOS tail numbers. 

Planning to build this one next after I finish the B-36.

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    June, 2012
Posted by Compressorman on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 5:42 AM

90redsc

 I was assigned to this aircraft when assigned to the 8th SOS and have been looking high and low for a replica of this awesome aircraft.  

 
I have no information on this model but just want to thank you for your service!
 
Chris

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