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tc2324

Manston Harrier

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A little something, (if you can call the Airfix 1/24 scale kit `little`), I have been working on and off for the last few months based on one of the residents now based at the Manston fire dump. 

 

I wanted to do something a little different from the usual Harrier builds you see and after my visit to Manston last September, this wreck caught me eye. 

 

To put it into context what I was trying to replicate here are a couple of pictures of the real thing....,

 

 

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..... and now for my effort....,

 

 

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Thanks for looking.

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Great reproduction there tc, really nice work

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Excellent TC, btw the photo you posted last night gave me a shock of horror, having broken  a fair few canopies recently to see someone deliberately mutilating one was too much too bear 

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That's amazing. It must have been difficult to break apart a perfectly good kit but the results are well worth the sacrifice. My only comment is that you forgot the little yellow flowers near the starboard intake. 🙂

 

 

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 Veryvery convincing!

Definitely not what you see every day

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Amazing model, diorama/vignette and subject!

It is something of a shock to see (what was) a hi-tech, mega-expensive, complex machine rotting in a field.

Doubtless all the best bits have been removed, but it is still a little emotional to see it in this state.

That makes your build even more poignant - a tableau to a once-proud warrior, you might say.

:goodjob:

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Brilliantly done. I think you have captured the faded paintwork extremely well

 

Andy

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Not my cup of tea to be honest, but brilliantly executed.

 

AW

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Thanks for the comments all. 👍

 

Absolutely appreciate this isn`t going float everyone's boat, it was purely the challenge of pushing myself and if your familiar with my builds, you know I`m not one to do the `norm`.

 

 

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Having seen this in the flesh. Manston is when my model club hangs out and we have been on the dump several times. I can say that is a perfect representation of the real thing.

 

Nice one

 

Dick

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That’s fantastic work, really convincing. I love to see derelict aircraft modelled well, much more challenging than a standard build.

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Brilliant work, fantastic little(if you can call the Airfix 1/24 scale kit `little`) dio.

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Wow, so glad I logged on for a quick browse. What a fantastic looking build. Unique I'd say.

Congratulations on such a brilliant build, love it, love the grass as well. Also thanks for the pics of the field. 

 

All the best,  Martin 

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Again, thanks for for the comments, much appreciated.

 

 

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Very cool idea excellently executed

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Brilliant work TC I've peeked over the hedge at Manston a few times always makes me a little sad especially the Tiger squadron F-4 looking nearly intact.  You've done an amazing job capturing the Harrier and in the large scale kudos to you

 

thanks for sharing 

 

regards

 

Eamonn

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