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C-130 Herules Part 1

FCM Decals 1/72 C-130 Herules Part 1 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date Review August 2013 Manufacturer FCM Decals
Subject C-130 Herules Scale 1/72
Kit Number 72044 Pros Five colorful airframes
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic

First Look

FCM Decals has an interesting line of aftermarket decals from Brazil. The subjects covered in this line include many Brazilian civil and military aircraft subjects, WWI aircraft, and the occasional look at the aircraft of other nations as well. FCM has released this nice set for three C-130 Heruless. These include:

C-130 Herules Part 1 C-130 Herules Part 1

  • C-130E, 2459, 1°/6° Grupo de Aviaco, Recife, Brazil, 1978
  • C-130H, 9508, Escuadron 61, El Liberator AB, Maracay, Venezuela, 2010
  • C-130B, 592, Escuadron Aereo No.3, Canelones, Uruguay, 1998
  • SC-130E, 592, 1°/1° Grupo de Transporte, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1988
  • KC-130E, 2461, 2°/1° Grupo de Transporte, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1977

The printing on this sheet is nicely done, and printed by Microscale. There are sufficient stencils on this sheet for one aircraft.

These decals are available online through FlightDecs or directly from the manufacturer.

I hope FCM Decals will release these in 1/144 scale as well for the Minicraft kits.

For a list of retailers that carry the FCM Decal series, look here.

Thanks to FCM Decal for this review sample.