S u m m a r y
||7211 - Anatrctic Hercules
|Contents and Media:
||2 x A5 sized decal sheet; 2 x A4
black-and-white instruction sheet
USD$14.47 from Squadron.com
||Historically interesting subject
instructions with Reference lists; perfect registration; includes national markings;
17 Hercules options plus bonus markings for Constellation
Reviewed by Brett Green
Max Decals' 1/72scale Antarctic
Hercules decals are available online
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
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
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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