Attack Squadron 1/48 C-130E/H Engine Nacelles First Look
|Date of Review||April 2016||Manufacturer||Attack Squadron|
|Subject||C-130E/H Engine Nacelles||Scale||1/48|
|Pros||Nice correction for the Italeri kit||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$25.95|
Attack Squadron from Poland produces some impressive resin kits, details, and conversions. Last year I found their engine nacelle set for the Italeri 1/48 C-130J which we examined and not surprisingly, the casting and details were impressive. One project I really wanted to do was the C-130H in 1/48 scale and at the time, Attack Squadron didn't have a correction set for those nacelles. That has changed...
Here is set 48046 which provides replacement nacelles for the C-130E and C-130H (unmodified) aircraft. Like the C-130J set, this set provides the main nacelles, forward fairings, spinners and separately cast exhaust vent flaps and fuel drain masts. Unlike the C-130J set, this also provides four sets of propellor blades to correct that detail in the Testors/Italeri kits. I only show one set of blades here but there are four complete sets in the box. If you wonder what this set is correcting in the kit, here is a photo of the resin nacelle and Testors/Italeri nacelle (light gray Italeri, darker gray the resin correction):
You can see just how inaccurate the kit nacelles look. Don't get me wrong, the kit nacelles were pattered off of the early T56-A-9 engine 'power egg' from the C-130A (AC-130A and DC-130A) kits and Italeri simply reused the nacelles for their later versions. This set is also available in 1/72 scale as Italeri made the same mistakes in that scale as well.
This set is available from HobbyZone USA (look here).