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Started my next project - Trumpeter 1/32nd AV8B Harrier II

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With an Aires pit

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And Eduard Exterior etch

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First phase adding the heat deflector plates to the fuselage sides - each one is 11 pieces of etch

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Peter

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I'll be following this one, I've been tempted by the GR7 repeatedly, but I can't afford it...

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Looking forward to this one, good luck!

I love the way you've meticulously arranged your tools.

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Thank God!! I love the 'used' look of your workspace. I'm ashamed to say I cleaned my modelling area up yesterday, as I got fed up with not being able to find various tools and implements under the piles of debris.

Looking forward to your build, the AM stuff looks amazing already.

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Really looking forward to this one.......

Gonna be a looker that's for sure...........

ATB

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Today's work on the Harrier - first the engine and intake. First the intake - needed some filler for some ejector pins, but it's sanded out happily

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Then the engine - not spending a lot of time on this as it all disappears into the fuselage...

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Then started dry fitting the pit - lots of sanding and dry fitting, but it does fit eventually

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Then test fit the combing

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Peter

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Nice detail on the pit, should look the bizz once painted up.

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Got a bit more done - first the nose wheel well with all the PE added

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Then adding the PE to the nose gear

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Sprayed the gloss white for the intake and unmasked

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Sprayed and dirtied up the nose wheel well

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Then finally sprayed and dirtied nose gear. More weathering later

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Peter

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Today's work after the expedition to the shed. First more work on the front gear, added some placard decals, picked out the piping and some more weathering

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Then started painting the cockpit - first Alclad black primer, then a coat of Gunze H57 Aircraft grey

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Then some weathering, picking out details and started painting the panels - still more work to do later

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Peter

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Looking good, I've got the same trumpy/aires in the stash, so watch with interest.

Nick

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Today's work - finishing off the pit and closing the nose. 4 hours of painting and tweaking but I like it. The pit fits with a little 'brute' force, and gluing the nose in sections with CA.

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Peter

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my god that is a nice kit i was not aware of. i will be watching this. it makes me miss my old 24th airfix harrier gr1 from my childhood. id love another.

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Looking really good - though I'm not sure about the colour of the landing gear/flaps panel forward of the throttle lever. From memory it is predominantly black (well, more charcoal) with a little yellow & black in places and steel coloured switches if you have a microscope handy. The gear lever looks to be a pretty good colour though.

Cheers,

Kirk

Edit: (Excellent) reference here: http://data.primeportal.net/hangar/luc_colin/harrier_gr.7/Harrier_GR.7_057.jpg

Edited by Kirk

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Well this is officially abandoned for the moment - I opened up the bubble wrap containing the canopies. Queue language not suitable for minors.

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Not a happy bunny, especially as the nose cone is also missing....

Well i'll be contacting Trumpeter, but I don't hold out a lot of hope.

Peter

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Oh dear,...that's not good (<---master of understatement!)

Sorry to see the state of your canopy Peter. I hope Trumpeter come through so you can complete this project as it's looking very good indeed.

Umm,....I have one quick question......should the tie-down rings on the nose gear leg be that way up? :hmmm::unsure::shutup:

Good luck with getting your canopy sorted.

Cheers.

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Now that is a shame im sure trumpeter will come up trumps (pun intended) when they are told their customer service had a chance to shine on the britmodeller membership.

Good luck I look forward to seeing progress when it happens

Cheers Rob

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