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    New 1:72 Olimp releases Harrier & Tornado GR4 sets.

    Hats off to Olimp for this Harrier set. I was hoping to put together some of these bits through Aviation Workshop. Anyone have any comments on the quality of Olimp resin sets? Doesn't look like they are up to the Aires standard, but that is not to say they aren't good. Should just be removing some flash and then good to go... Thx
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    Revell Gmbh, Parts Service Response?

    I tried to order a replacement for 1/285 5" gun barrels for their ice breaker kit and received half a hull for what looked like a WWII battleship. Plus it took about 4 months to arrive.
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    Special Hobby Sea Harrier FA.2

    Noticed that the new kit is available from Hannants. Just wondering if anyone has any info about what's in this kit above and beyond the base Xtrakit contents. Additional stores? Improved resin? Still wondering if its better to just wait for the Airfix version.
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    Wolfpack Designs

    I picked up 3 wing-folds from them. Exceptional quality. Quick shipping. Picked up one set from Lucky Model with free shipping.
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    Wyvern Pilot circa Sinai campaign...

    Thanks Dave. Found this today. My guess is the chap on the left is wearing std RAN gear for the time period.
  6. Can anyone point me to reference photos (photo) of a "typical" Westland Wyvern pilot? I'm not sure if the Wyvern FAA pilots wore different gear during that time period than the guys that flew Sea Hawks (aka early jets). As always any help is greatly appreciated.
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    Revell Harrier GR7/9 (1/48)

    With the pod centered on the belly it looks like there is about 6 inches of clearance, or less. How the heck to they land these puppies without trashing the pod? Also, if anyone could post recent pics with operational Harriers and Paveway IVs, I'd be very appreciative.
  8. Anybody recognize this entry? 1/48? 1/72? CMR? Airfix? Looks like a XX885 - Buccaneer S.Mk.2B (XX885) from Granby. But is that a Sea Eagle ASM under the wing? Any help is appreciated. http://picasaweb.google.com/DJAlpert/Temp#...933847025471042
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    Hasegawa 1/72 FRS1 to FA2 conversion

    That resin set "due out very soon" wouldn't be from AviationWorkshop by chance? Please! Please!
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    Hasegawa 1/72 FRS1 to FA2 conversion

    You lucky sweetheart. (Sorry, it just slipped out.) Hey, any opinions of the kit? Cockpit detail?
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    Hasegawa 1/72 FRS1 to FA2 conversion

    I've been considering the same option myself, converting using the Heritage Aviation resin. But Hannants is now out with the Xtrakit FA2. Looks like it has potential. I was hoping it would include the belly rails for the AMRAAMS, but I cannot see them in the sprues. Fred, on the ESCI/Italeri/Model Alliance version did you scratch build the missle rails (that replace the machine gun pods) or are those included in one of the kits? Oh, and those look like great models. As a nice addition, Pavla makes control surfaces which I think are the same for both FRS1 and FA2s.
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    Harrier GR7/9 with GBU-24 Paveway III?

    I'm not aware of anyone doing Paveway IVs in 72nd scale, but this looks like a great configuration: Then again, maybe toss the GBUs altogether and do it up with Brimstones/launch rails from AviationWorkshop
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    Harrier GR7/9 with GBU-24 Paveway III?

    As always, thanks for the assistance. The first photo looks rather intriguing. The inboard pylons have the GBU-24s, then the external tanks. But on the outside pylon is one of the new Paveway IVs. Wondering if that is a valid loadout, two Paveway IIIs on the inside and two IVs on the outside. Hmmm?
  14. I'm in search of some good photos for Harriers in action with GBU-24s. My interent searchs have come up surprisingly empty. Lot's of Paveway IIs, but not IIIs. Anyone have any decent reference photos? Thanks!
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    sea harrier

    Like this config... Sea Harrier I've seen illustrations like this with the 4 AIM-120 config, but never seen any actual photos of this config. Looks interesting...