Jump to content


Photo

Hawker Siddeley Kestrel


  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#1 Vingtor

Vingtor

    Obsessed Member

  • Members
  • 561 posts

Posted 13 June 2011 - 11:16 AM

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).

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Nils

#2 simon b

simon b

    New Member

  • Members
  • 140 posts

Posted 13 June 2011 - 11:22 AM

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

#3 Obi-Jiff Kenobi

Obi-Jiff Kenobi

    Some say he believes Star Wars is a documentary...

  • Members
  • 4,104 posts

Posted 13 June 2011 - 11:23 AM

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!

#4 jimbuna

jimbuna

    Blabber Mouth

  • Members
  • 13,671 posts

Posted 13 June 2011 - 11:27 AM

Very nice...first time I've seen this build.

#5 walrus

walrus

    Completely Obsessed Member

  • Banned
  • 5,142 posts

Posted 13 June 2011 - 12:32 PM

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:

Edited by walrus, 13 June 2011 - 12:32 PM.


#6 Vingtor

Vingtor

    Obsessed Member

  • Members
  • 561 posts

Posted 13 June 2011 - 01:06 PM

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:

Posted Image

Posted Image

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

#7 Obi-Jiff Kenobi

Obi-Jiff Kenobi

    Some say he believes Star Wars is a documentary...

  • Members
  • 4,104 posts

Posted 13 June 2011 - 01:10 PM

Wow! I want one sheet in each scale!

#8 F-32

F-32

    Completely Obsessed Member

  • Gold Member
  • 7,499 posts

Posted 13 June 2011 - 01:24 PM

That's a great build!

#9 Vingtor

Vingtor

    Obsessed Member

  • Members
  • 561 posts

Posted 13 June 2011 - 01:42 PM

Wow! I want one sheet in each scale!


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

Nils

#10 walrus

walrus

    Completely Obsessed Member

  • Banned
  • 5,142 posts

Posted 13 June 2011 - 01:42 PM

Thanks Nils

Wow
nice decals
Need to think about even more Kestrals :doh:

#11 BWP

BWP

    New Member

  • Members
  • 193 posts

Posted 14 June 2011 - 03:02 AM

Lovely! And I want one of those decal sheets ....

#12 Moofles

Moofles

    Very Obsessed Member

  • Frozen
  • 3,099 posts

Posted 14 June 2011 - 09:49 AM

oh well done, that is beautiful.

#13 BasicModelling

BasicModelling

    Plastic is fantastic!!

  • Members
  • 1,194 posts

Posted 14 June 2011 - 12:15 PM

Nice to see an early Harrier.. erh.. Kestrel.. :) :)

#14 perdu

perdu

    Very Obsessed Member

  • Members
  • 1,186 posts

Posted 15 June 2011 - 08:10 PM

Beautiful model


hmm

I just happen to have a couple of Airfix 1127s

thanks for showing the pictures

#15 Bill Clark

Bill Clark

    Completely Obsessed Member

  • Members
  • 5,646 posts

Posted 15 June 2011 - 08:21 PM

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......