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Hockeyboy76

H builds “ An un-expected Sharkmouth” Pics 19/06

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Just a teasing place holder while I gather my evil plan :evil_laugh: :wicked:

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Kit has been found in the stash, with some after market goodies, just waiting on the postman to deliver the “piece de resistance” :bandit: 

 

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Everything looks cool in a camo wrap, but this a/c is incorrectly dressed for parade. 

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Will get cracking soon

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Excellent a Harrier, I was tempted to do my Gr7 but couldn't get hold of the decals for it

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That looks smashing :thumbsup: It gives the Harrier a nice grin.

Cheers, Peter

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Good choice! :D 

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Lets make a start

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PE the pit

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Nice start. Which decal sheet are you using?

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On 5/19/2019 at 4:00 PM, Col. said:

Nice start. Which decal sheet are you using?

It’s in the post. One of the xtradecal ones. A/C number is XV787, 1Sqn out in RAF Belize. 

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Goodies in the post today

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Last look at the cockpit before it disappears 

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Its PE-tastic 

 

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Always good to receive some googies in the post. The cockpit comes along nicely and the PE parts are a nice enhancement.

 

Cheers, Peter

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Not seen this before. It looks quite smart but definitely not regulation. 

Colin 

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This is where it’s at!

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A question for anyone in the know. The instructions call to fit only one blade aerial behind the canopy and fill the other hole for a GR1, but this is an early GR3. So does it still have only 1 aerial or the 2 as seen on later laser nosed GR3s? @Selwyn, any info you can share?

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A little extra scratch work on the wings. I have removed the solid fuel venting tubes and replaced with some Albion alloy. (A little trick I “borrowed” from @nimrod54):bandit:

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#Looks like a Harrier

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Now drying under a coat of Primer. 

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Gun packs drilled out and replaced with some brass rod, PE on the rear of the canopy, and drop tanks glued to pylons. 

All coming along swimmingly 

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Tidy work :thumbsup:

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Some work on the seat

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I did get a resin replacement, but have decided to add the pilot, work to modify him continues to get the right pose. 

Painting starts, going to try these with the hairy stick. 

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Your pilot looks spot-on - will look great when seated in the cockpit.

Cheers, Peter

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2 hours ago, Basilisk said:

Your pilot looks spot-on - will look great when seated in the cockpit.

Cheers, Peter

Thanks Peter, still need to adjust the arms and hands to get a suitable pose. 

I have a little ritual of naming any pilots I use in the GBs. 

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Using the colours from Ammo by Mig, I thought the grey looked light compared to Humbrol 164 that I normally use, so a little comparison on the drop tanks. 

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According to information on the Harrier Sig, the colour on the left is correct for camouflage Harriers. Maybe faded Harriers in my opinion but I have gone with it and the fuse is painted in the lighter grey, after all it is based out in Belize. 

 

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The Mig colour looks very similar to the grey I use on my RAF wrap around schemes, see link for my Jaguar

 

 

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A glossed Harrier ready for decals, painted with Ammo by Mig RAF colours set

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versus a Hawk in Humbrol 163 & 164 also glossed

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