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Peter Marshall

AV8B Harrier II - VMA-311 - Trumpeter 1/32nd

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Well the epic build is over - this took forever ( 6 months ), with a 3 month break while I had to source a replacement canopy. Built using the Kit decals (which weren't great being honest), Aires Cockpit which is nice and fits, Eduard External etch set which has some great bits and some pointless bits, Orion vinyl MDC cord which is great if very fiddly and finally HGW Fabric Remove Before Flight tags which are nice.

It's a nice kit, but is very fiddly in parts and a bit of a pain to assemble. It's a nice size for a 1/32nd Jet though, not too big.

Painted with Gunze Aqueous throughout, weathered with oils and true-earth and pigments.

build thread is available here

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Comments welcomed as always

Peter

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Very nice build which I followed in the in progress thread . how the Harrier emerged out of all that clutter is another amazement to me :whistle:

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That`s one Nice Harrier there, Great job

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wow thats nice. just how big is it compared to a, say, 1/48 lightning, (or coulfd you measure it?) i dont do 1/32 because of the size but if its not too big i may be tempted 'cos that looks soooo good.

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wow thats nice. just how big is it compared to a, say, 1/48 lightning, (or coulfd you measure it?) i dont do 1/32 because of the size but if its not too big i may be tempted 'cos that looks soooo good.

For a size comparison it's about 10% bigger in dimensions than a Hasegawa F-4 Phantom ( not got a Lightning handy ). It's definitely a good size for a 1/32nd Jet, and smaller than the 1/32nd Crusader I built a while ago.

HTH

Peter

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Awesome work mate. Would you recommend this kit to others?

Yes i'd recommend the kit - it would look quite good even OOB. The only thing to check is the clear parts, as mine were broken in the box, but there are no major fit problems.

HTH

Peter

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Nice job fer sure Pete!

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Very nicely done, the thing I really like about it is the weathering. It actually looks realistic. Panel line-loving quilt makers, take note!

Al

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Very nice indeed. On your next one (Italian Navy, AMRAAMs? Pleeeze?), sand off Trumpeter's godawful raised cockpit panels for us pedants?

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