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Antarctic Hercules
(Antarctic Aviation Series Pt.3)




Max Decals



S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: 7211 - Anatrctic Hercules
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: 2 x A5 sized decal sheet; 2 x A4 black-and-white instruction sheet
Price: USD$14.47 from Squadron.com
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Historically interesting subject matter; great instructions with Reference lists; perfect registration; includes national markings; 17 Hercules options plus bonus markings for Constellation
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Brett Green

Max Decals' 1/72scale Antarctic Hercules decals are available online from Squadron.com




Max Decals continue their Polar theme with their latest 1/72 release for Antarctic Hercules.

The third installment of this series provides options for all the C-130s used by the US Navy Antarctic Development Squadron 6 (VXE-6) from the early 1960s until its disbandment in 1999; and the LC-130H operated by 109 AW of the New York Air National Guard. Enough markings are supplied for two full aircraft from seventeen options.

These will be quite striking Hercules when they are finished, with large swathes of orange over engine grey, light grey and natural metal combined with unique markings for aircraft names, unit citations and artwork.

Bonus markings are also included for a Lockheed C-121J Constellation as operated by VXE-6 during 1971.

The set comprises two A5 decal sheets - one with national markings, nose art, flag markings with separate outlines and shadow-shaded ID numbers, and the second with serial numbers, squadron ID, and other black markings.  The instructions, historical notes and placement diagrams are quite comprehensive, and contained on two folded A4 sheets.



Although the placement diagrams for the colourful subjects are reproduced in monotone on the instruction sheets, you can check out Max Decals website at http://www.geocities.com/Maxdecal for the the schemes in full colour. 

Registration on my sample is perfect.

If you are weary of yet another grey and green paintjob, if you can't stand the sight of another silver jet, and if you have plenty of space on your display shelves, then the Hercules and Constellation on Part Three of Max Decals' "Antarctic Aviation Series" will grab your attention!


Thanks to Joe Maxwell from Max Decals for the review samples

Information about Max Decals is available online from their website at http://www.geocities.com/Maxdecal

Review Copyright 2003 by Brett Green
Page Created 11 January, 2003
Last updated 14 August, 2003

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