Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Aero Masks
Accessory ID AM72-C13004
Accessory Title C-130 European Scheme
Types Featured C-130
Kit Designed For  

Aero Masks sheet AM72-C13004 provides a set of masking stencils for USAF C-130s painted in the Euro 1 scheme.

The masks come on seven separate A5 sheets and total 41 individual pieces. The instructions are complex, as the aircraft is large and the scheme complex (i.e. some of the colors overlap or are painted over other colors). The instructions are thus in steps, with six being needed to paint the three main colors for this scheme (FS36118, FS34102 and FS34092).

Whilst this approach is best suited to schemes with "hard" edges, it can still be used effectively for "soft" edged schemes, especially in 1/72. These sheets are therefore highly recommended (and work well as I can confirm, having used several in the past).

Aero Masks can be reached via their website.

Review and images by Chris St Clair