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For a modeling competition last year, I thought about building a Hawker Siddeley Kestrel FGA.1 myself. Because there's nothing on the market that one can buy. If you're interested, I'd be happy to republish the building process here.
Hi all. even though I have plenty of Harriers on the stash and just finished a 48th GR3. I happened upon the Revell 1/32 Harrier GR1. and I could not resist as this seems a great size for the Harrier. I wondered if there has ever been any aftermarket parts or decals made for this. Or if anyone has any tips for the build. I can see she represents the Early Harrier GR1 with Kestrel style fairings on the front thrusters and Kestrel style intakes. I recently discovered this type referred to as P1127 (RAF) which was apparently an early version of the GR1 which was more similar to the Kestrel is this true ? I noticed this recently on the Harrier XV278 which I looked at and thought , Hmm looks odd somehow then noticed there are a lot of differences to the normal GR1 especially around the intakes and forward thruster fairings. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:RAF_HARRIER_XV278_AT_THE_LUFTWAFFEN_MUSEUM_RAF_GATOW_BERLIN_GERMANY_JUNE_2013_%289130940500%29.jpg So what is this, Is it a normal GR1 , Don't look like it to me, Looks more like a Kestrel in the nose area. I'm not sure. The cockpit frame looks more slight too. Info on the Kit and this type of Harrier very much welcome Cheers Rob
I've probably bitten off more than I can chew, but in a moment of madness I've decided to go for an all out effort on the ancient Airfix P1127 kit. Legend tells of rivets like barnacles, whimsical details and parts that lightly caress each other rather than fitting like gloves. I shall fear nought though, for my arms to slay this beast will be plasticard, plastic rod and strut together with the shield of aluminium drinks can. I shall craft rods of brass, re-scribe the lines of panels and plunge into vac-forming (well, maybe...). I shall indulge in some wanton cross-kitting and laugh in the face of adversity when it strikes (well, make a brew at least..). When the Fates conspire against me, I shall overcome their foul plots and continue along the rightous path to 1/72 perfection! (or blindness, whichever happens sooner). Once I've had a furtle in the stash and dug everything out for this project, pics will follow. Mark.
I am considering the conversion of my P.H. Model resin kit of the Miles Master I back into the much more beautiful Kestrel. I tried to find the date and circumstance of the livery in the following photo, but failed. I am almost certain that it was taken before the aircraft went for testing at the A&AEE (in December 1938, according with the Probe Probare article in Aeroplane Monthly October 1989). The radiator also seems to be smaller than in the photos showing it with the "U5" register. Is the number 2 a race number? According to the painting on the Museum of Berkshire Aviation the spinner and cheat line were red and the main colour I guess it was cream as other Miles aircraft - or was it trainer yellow? The number is probably black. Any more info on this livery is appreciated! Carlos