1/72 Testors AC-130A Spectre

Gallery Article by Victor De Jesus on Sept 26 2014



This is one plane that I’ve wanted to build for many years and I finally got to it. This was a very old kit, and the fuselage halves had warped a little making the fitting a bit hard. Aside from that, the fit for the rest of the parts was perfect. The decals were treated with decal bonder prior to their application as I am sure they would have disintegrated upon contact with water. MM paints were used for the color scheme as it was airbrushed freestyle. Prior to Desert Storm, I had the opportunity to see a modern AC-130 Gunship inside an out. It was amazing to learn the capabilities of this aircraft, and how simple it is to accurately rain death from above. 


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The model was lightly weathered by applying silver “paint chipping” effect on the propellers and leading wing edges. I also shaded the panel lines on the tri-color paint scheme. 

Enjoy the photos.

Victor De Jesus

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Photos and text © by Victor De Jesus