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C-130 Hercules Detail Set

Flightpath 1/48 C-130 Hercules Detail Set First Look

By Stephen Sutton

Date of Review May 2004 Manufacturer Flightpath
Subject C-130 Hercules Detail Set Scale 1/48
Kit Number 48106 Primary Media Photo-Etch
Pros Exquisite details for the Italeri kit. Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Advanced MSRP (USD) Approx $49.00

First Look

C-130 Hercules Detail Set
C-130 Hercules Detail Set
C-130 Hercules Detail Set
C-130 Hercules Detail Set

The Flightpath Detail Set for the Italeri 1/48th scale C-130 Hercules kit includes:

  • Three frets full of photo etch details
  • Aft detail includes loading ramps and ramp floor detail, and rear fuselage interior detail, stowage bins, garbage can, air delivery (grasshopper) arms, paratroop door interior and exterior detail, paratroop seats
  • Forward details include, flight deck ladder, galley floor, improved seatbacks and headrests, center console details including throttles and condition levers, pilot and copilots yokes, and steering wheel, crew door details, and windshield wipers
  • Other exterior details include, Gas turbine compressor (GTC) exhaust pipe shield, wing tip tell tail indicators (these should be transparent), propeller de-icing boots, flight deck AC inlet plug detail, top of wing dry bay panels (note, the outboard dry bay panels are the old versions and should be replaced with replicated inboard dry bay panels) and antenna details
  • Flap well details including ribs
  • Main landing gear wheel details, and main landing gear inner and outer door details, engine run chocks, and nose landing gear torque link scissors

You can see their full line-up of products on the Flightpath website.