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C-130 Hercules in Iranian Service

Modeller 1/72 C-130 Hercules in Iranian Service Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2018 Manufacturer Modeller
Subject C-130 Hercules in Iranian Service Scale 1/72
Set Number 72017 Pros Four distinctive options
Cons See text Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $8.00

First Look

Here is an interesting decal release from Modeller, C-130s in Imperial Iranian and Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force service. This set provides an interesting cross-section of time periods which, in turn, provide different camouflage schemes carried by these aircraft.

C-130 Hercules in Iranian ServiceC-130 Hercules in Iranian Service

The aircraft presented in this set include:

  • C-130H, 5-140, IIAF, early 1970s
  • C-130H, 5-8507, IRIAF, 2017
  • C-130H, 5-8540, IRIAF, 1988
  • C-130E, 5-119, IIAF, mid-1960s

You can see in the decal image that some of the roundels have separately printed red dots for the center, but the smaller roundels provide complete roundels as one marking. These decals are printed by Begemot Decals, and I'm impressed that the clear carrier film is no larger than the printed areas, very precise printing indeed.

For more information about this set and the other releases from Modeller, visit their website at

My sincere thanks to Modeller for this review sample!