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 Post subject: Airfix SAAF C-130
PostPosted: 19 Jun 2020, 20:01 
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It's coming along, the silver/white demarcation line got a bit tricky around the castle. I noticed the MAVDecals sheet provides fin flash, titles and castles that seem REALLY big, in fact left me wondering if the one I had was in fact 1/48 that was incorrectly labeled! The decals are excellent but I had to go with smaller castles from another sheet.
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 Post subject: Re: Airfix SAAF C-130
PostPosted: 19 Jun 2020, 21:27 
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Yup, way too big, and the bookie is facing downwards 8) :roll:

Nice to see a SAAF C-130 :smt023 Which aircraft number ?


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 Post subject: Re: Airfix SAAF C-130
PostPosted: 20 Jun 2020, 07:46 
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The C130's had a large Castle when they arrived and only when they were camo'ed the size was made smaller.
Here is the sizes for you:

54" upper and lower wings and fuselage
62" x 66" fin flash
15" fuselage serial
50" underwing serial
15" fin serial

For the purists, the blue in the Castle was a darker blue that was applied at the factory.
The French supplied aircraft had a lighter blue and the British supplied aircraft had the BS standard blue. Unfortunately I don't have my notes at hand presently wherein I have the colour codes for the USA blue.


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 Post subject: Re: Airfix SAAF C-130
PostPosted: 20 Jun 2020, 18:33 
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AT6C wrote:
The C130's had a large Castle when they arrived and only when they were camo'ed the size was made smaller.
Here is the sizes for you:

54" upper and lower wings and fuselage
62" x 66" fin flash
15" fuselage serial
50" underwing serial
15" fin serial

For the purists, the blue in the Castle was a darker blue that was applied at the factory.
The French supplied aircraft had a lighter blue and the British supplied aircraft had the BS standard blue. Unfortunately I don't have my notes at hand presently wherein I have the colour codes for the USA blue.


Thanks for the info! And 'bookie' does that mean Gazelle? Either way yes it needs some help!


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 Post subject: Re: Airfix SAAF C-130
PostPosted: 20 Jun 2020, 18:36 
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Mistral wrote:
Yup, way too big, and the bookie is facing downwards 8) :roll:

Nice to see a SAAF C-130 :smt023 Which aircraft number ?


Sheet provides 406 and Lugmag/Air Force titles are wayyy to big, so will have to print new ones. Codes may work


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 Post subject: Re: Airfix SAAF C-130
PostPosted: 20 Jun 2020, 20:57 
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pucara wrote:


Thanks for the info! And 'bookie' does that mean Gazelle? Either way yes it needs some help!


Sorry I meant "bokkie" (damned auto spell :roll: ). Bokkie is Afrikaans for small buck / antelope. In SAAF circles this is the South African national animal, the Springbuck or Springbok in Afrikaans.


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 Post subject: Re: Airfix SAAF C-130
PostPosted: 21 Jun 2020, 07:46 
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Mistral wrote:
pucara wrote:


Thanks for the info! And 'bookie' does that mean Gazelle? Either way yes it needs some help!


Sorry I meant "bokkie" (damned auto spell :roll: ). Bokkie is Afrikaans for small buck / antelope. In SAAF circles this is the South African national animal, the Springbuck or Springbok in Afrikaans.


Ok got it, so not a Gazelle! :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Airfix SAAF C-130
PostPosted: 21 Jun 2020, 21:29 
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A gazelle is from a sub group of antelope - genus Gazella. Springbok is not a gazelle 8) .... All according to Google of course :roll: :wink:


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