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Vingtor

Hawker Siddeley Kestrel

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Vingtor    415

This model was built last year. With provisional decals it was displayed at the Harrier SIG table at SMW. I have now finally got the decals ready and completed the model.

The model is converted from the ESCI Harrier GR.1/AV-8A kit, with a few items such as the fin and jet exhausts taken from the Aardvark Aviation kit (which I think is the same kit as being sold by Heritage Aviation today).

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Nils

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simon b    0

Got to love the Harrier in all it's guises, nice build

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Lovely job, Nils.

I understand that the Aardvark kit is indeed the one that Heritage are now selling, but I can't confirm it 100% as I don't have either!

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Hi Nils

One of the very many projects I would like to do is build a 1/72 Kestral

Have the Tripartite markings ready.

Was goind to back date something but this seems an easier route.

Do you have a build thread/blog anywhere please?

What is the Aardvark kit like and why bash it to the Esci kit?

It looks a treat btw

:goodjob:

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Vingtor    415

I didn't take any photos during construction of this model, thus there is not a build thread, only these photos of the finished model. I started building the Aardvark kit, but the fitting of the parts was not very good and the kit in not very detailed. I don't like using super glue either, thus I switched to converting the ESCI kit instead.

The decals are from a new sheet from Vingtor Decals, which will be released this summer:

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The blue background on the American sector of the Tripartite roundels is a tad too dark. Correction decals will be made, thus the sheet is held back until these are printed. The sheet will also be available in 1/48 scale, however without the handed roundels and nose markings for XS688.

Nils

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Wow! I want one sheet in each scale!

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F-32    1,868

That's a great build!

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Vingtor    415
Wow! I want one sheet in each scale!

Stay tuned to BM. I will announce when the sheets are available with correction items.

Nils

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perdu    7,884

Beautiful model

hmm

I just happen to have a couple of Airfix 1127s

thanks for showing the pictures

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AnonymousAA72    1,220

Nicely done Nils!! I tried that myself many years ago - using the Hasegawa GR1/AV8A! I think I'll need to do that in 1/48th now......

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