1/144 Matchbox CC-130H

Gallery Article by Shawn "phantom" Weiler on Nov 3 2020

 

      

Here is a surprisingly not so shabby tiny tiny kit. From Matchbox, I have not built a Matchbox kit in 40 years! This was not so bad. Now, the kit decals are just bizarre regarding the Canadian roundels, but even after 26 years the data part of the decals were not bad. I used some left over CF-5 decals to make the roundels look right and for the numbers.

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This model is so small I could only airbrush the base colour. Had to hand paint the camouflage.

130338 is one of the last H models Canada bought, but its getting long in the teeth by now. Have no idea who much longer it will be flying, or if it even still is. The scale is not something I would normally choose. It was built for a customer. I included one shot with my 1/48 CC-130J. 1/144 is getting hard on my old eyes.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler

Photos and text by Shawn "phantom" Weiler