C-130 J Sponson Set

Published: March 1st, 2020     
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Reviewed by: David Horn - IPMS# 44962
Scale: 1/72
Company: Brengun
Price: $10.00
Product / Stock #: BRL72186
Product provided by: Brengun

Brengen produces a wide range of unique resin, photo-etch (PE) accessories and full kits in 1/32, 1/48, 1/72 and 1/144. These nacelles were previously produced by Attack Squadron (Arma Hobby) and that product line was sold to Brengen which now offers the C-130 product line many are familiar with.

This resin set comes in a sturdy cardboard box containing a left and right forward section of the landing gear sponson. Each of the two castings with crisp mold lines along with substantial cast block attached which are easily removed. The cut location was a little hard to determine at first but after cutting right at the thick of the cast block, it was obvious that it needed to be trimmed to the first cast line.

Only the right hand fuselage requires cutting the original sponsoon while the left side is a drop in part. Make sure to leave a little amount of material between the right gear bay and your cut line. As normal practice, have a little extra material in place and make small trim cuts until the right fit is achieved. Adding the sponsons should be done before the fuselage is assembled, especially on the right side. Once you blend in the part, the new parts just melt into the kit parts and really improves the looks of your model. I did go a step further and re-scribed the entire kit to avoid a mix of raised and recessed panel lines.

For the C-130 fans out there, this set is a must for your Hercules, especially since the sponsons are shorter on the kit and the quality is far better. Brengun also offers a 1/72 scale flaps, engines, wheel set and Harvest Hawk conversion so I am anxiously waiting to see their next new product for the Hercules.

Thanks to Brungen for this very nice set.

  • Parts
    Parts
  • Part Close Up
    Part Close Up
  • Trimming Needed
    Trimming Needed
  • Area to Add Left- No Trimming
    Area to Add Left- No Trimming
  • Area to Trim Right
    Area to Trim Right
  • Area to Trim Left
    Area to Trim Left
  • Cleaning Up the Hole
    Cleaning Up the Hole
  • Cleaning Up the Hole
    Cleaning Up the Hole
  • Ready for Glue
    Ready for Glue
  • Right Added
    Right Added
  • Left Added
    Left Added
  • Finished
    Finished

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