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Kinetic's brand new 1/48 AV-8A Harrier


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Very nice build. I really like the paint work. I too am interested in how it goes together.

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14 hours ago, CplPunishment said:

Gotta get me one of those!! Nicely done. How did it build fit-wise? 

The fit is quite good. Only where the wing meets the fuselage, some attention is needed.

 

René

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Very nice indeed! 

Even better if...

- The tank stencil decals were on the port side ONLY, irrespective of which wing the tank hangs under; the tank stencils were not 'handed', tanks could be fitted under either wing.

- The correct AV-8A inboard pylons (on sprue P with the seats/fins/pylons, rather than those on Sprue D as fitted). 

 

The inboard pylons fitted are the incorrect Sea Harrier ones included from previous kits. Section 18 of the kit instructions correctly call out the pylon part numbers as P27-P28, P32-P33 but the drawings show the kinked leading edge SHAR pylons rather than the GR.1/GR.3/AV-8A ones... Doh.

 

Harrier GR.1s/GR.3s and AV-8As had a single straight leading edge to the inboard pylons as did the T-birds. Only the Sea Harrier FRS.1 and FA.2 had the kinked leading edge to this pylon, the extra space inside the pylon enabled the extra cables needed for WE.177A 600lb MC bombs to be housed. On the FRS.1 the inboard pylons were fitted permanently to the wings due to the complexity of the wiring.

 

I hope that helps other builders of this and the GR.1/GR.3 kits.

 

Cheers

 

Nick

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