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  1. I’d suggest you look at Phil Flory’s build on YouTube.
  2. Steer clear of the windscreen Flightpath addition, I fitted it to my 1/24 Sea Harrier. I was so unimpressed I took it off and have spent hours removing the damage to the kit part. My opinion, just saying.
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    Harrier T12 pod???

    Not the same shape, XV107’s photo shows a more pointed front and rear profile. The CV pod has a blunted rear.
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    Harrier T12 pod???

    Thats the one.
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    Harrier T12 pod???

    One for all the Harrier buffs out there. Can anyone tell me what the pod, carried under the second from the wingtip pylon, is? And more importantly, does anyone do this in 1/48? I can’t see that the T12 carried much in the way of dangly bits, so I wanted to fill as much as possible on my T12. Thanks in advance, especially to Nick who will set me right I’m sure Cheers The Woo.
  6. Is anyone else building this kit, or have already built it? I built the problematic Italeri kit of the prototype Osprey back in the day, not long enough to leave me with nightmares of a kit I’d never build again, even if it was the last one on earth. Then Hobbyboss released a new tooled, up to date 22, nice panel lines and reviews that said it was a massive leap forward. This for me has not materialised, so much so that I’m on the verge of shelving this pile of plastic. My issues consist of a miss-fitting cabin core, massive ‘scale’ gaps on the rear ramps and a design t
  7. I found the weapons ‘soft’ in detail compared with the rest of the kit. In addition the seats suffers the same conclusion in my humble opinion. The wheels were a luxury and although I didn’t change them on this kit, I will on my next Tornado. At the end of the day, it’s personal and financial choices.
  8. I’d been inspired by Spencer Pollards book and a friend posting the markings of 617 on his fb page. The extras did make up for the short comings of this kit and I’d advise anyone to go the extra mile to add them. Glad you like.
  9. The kit went together fairly well, I used Spencer Pollards book as a build guild as well as the instructions. I would advise filling the nose with fishing weights and resin glue though, she’s a big lump to tail sit. I used the Master Casters seats, Master pitot set is also a given. The intakes are a fiddle to sit right and need injector pin marks filling and painting before assembling. The weapons are a bit crude in detail, hence why I opted for Eduard Brassin GBU (need slight modifications to make US bombs to ones used by the U.K.) Boz pod and AIM’s. The FLIR pod is from Tim Perry, i
  10. Hi, Please find my Italeri 1/32 Tonka in 617 Squadron 70th markings. A massive thank you to Jack Ruskin, without him and his Fuel tanks, I would have had to fitted the larger Italeri tanks, Thanks JR.. Thanks for looking.
  11. Hi Pappy35, I’ve built three of these, two J’s and a B converted with GT resin conversion. I would add a set of seats at least, maybe then Aires cockpit set and if you want a set of exhaust cans. The perfect cherry on the cake is the Master pitot probes. I would also ditch the decals, use Cam decals for basic stencils and the squadron of your choice. At the end of the day, it’s primarily down to budget for me but I wish you well in your build.
  12. Thanks for the information. I didn’t know that there was a difference in naming the aft section of a USN ship to a RN ship, everyday is a school day.
  13. Hi all, General question, what USN ship has the Phalanx installed on the quarter deck OR on the aft of the ship. Oh by the way, the ship needs to have a flightdeck Cheers...
  14. Alex, congratulations on your stunning build, I never served on Shar’s but worked very close to them during my time on the RN carriers. In my humble opinion you have been able to get the best from the kit. I’m interested in your comments about the kit, I have one of these and the FR2 I hope to build. Thank you for sharing your experiences with the kits. Wafu.
  15. Well what a year, with a global pandemic and the massive change in life as we've all become accustomed too. I count myself lucky to have been in work for the whole year and being able to continue modelling. My year kicked off with a step away from the normal, a impulse buy from SMW 2019, 1/56 Rubicon Firefly and Bedford. I enjoyed the builds, small scale figures and ground works. Trumpeter 1/32 Intruder converted to the KA-6D with Steel Beach conversion, AOA decals used. Two Royal Navy Lynx from the Revell range in 1/32. Mk3 and M
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