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Hi everyone,


I’d like to present another model made for FROG/NOVO competition — that’s American-Spanish version of the famous British Harrier. This is the old FROG pack reproduced by Donetsk Toy Factory. As usual, this work was made in “Out of box” nomination, which doesn’t allow any modifications  in the original kit except the change of the pitot tube and set-up of antennas on the fuselage (which is how American-Spanish model differs from the British one).

 

According to the rules of the contest I had to stay within the limits of the kit — rised panel lines, geometry inaccuracies and so on. So, the result is before you.

 

The model represents 008-9 aircraft from the 8th squadron of Spain naval air forces Dedalo for 1982.

 

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Thanks for looking!

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That is a very impressive result from such a basic and old kit. I hope it does well in the competitions.

 

Duncan B

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Thanks all for the comments!

 

3 hours ago, junglierating said:

Looks fab ....where are the decals from ?

Great canopy you can really see the detail inside ..😆 just demonstrates how even lower priced kits have moved on BZ to you 

 

I used the decals from Aztec:

 

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4 hours ago, Serge Tkach said:

Thanks all for the comments!

 

I used the decals from Aztec:

 

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They look good ...i will have to take a look.

I remember crossdecking with the Amarda🇪🇸 when I was on 801 with Shars ...the Spanish had AV8Bs by then.....im not that old 😁to remember AV8As mind you I do remember the crabs having GR3 🤔😁

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Simply AMAZING.

I will never believe that FROG harrier can look like this.

your skill is exceptional

Regards Djordje

 

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I had to scroll back up the page a couple of times to check the title!

Frog? 1/72?      Frog?? 1/72???

Well I think you've inspired a few more modellers to build their old kits instead of buying new ones with recessed panel lines!

The Dreadnaught sized rivets look interesting though! 😆

I take it, the panel lines have been drawn on with pencil?

Really well done!

 

Martin

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15 hours ago, Duncan B said:

That is a very impressive result from such a basic and old kit. I hope it does well in the competitions.

 

Duncan B

Duncan,

thank you, it did 😀😀😀. Here's the Diploma (sorry it's in Russian):

 

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Superb work! Shows that skill, good paintwork and good decals make any model look fabulous. And congratulations with the 1st place on Karopka competition!!!

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Dear friends, thank you for kind words!

 

21 hours ago, Dennis_C said:

... And congratulations with the 1st place on Karopka competition!!!

 

Dennis, thank you very much!

 

On 16/02/2021 at 04:48, Lightningboy2000 said:

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The Dreadnaught sized rivets look interesting though! 😆

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Martin

 

Martin, agree. They make the model look more authentic and typically FROG. 😁

 

On 16/02/2021 at 04:48, Lightningboy2000 said:

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I take it, the panel lines have been drawn on with pencil?

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Panel lines are paint-stenciled with acrylic colours. I described that method in my previous project.

 

And here some photos from the build process:

 

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It is just incredible how you could make such a beautiful model from this old kit! I`m very impressed! :clap:

And I'm glad that you chose Spanish colors - Harriers look very nice with these red/yellow roundels. Now I know what colors my AV-8B will wear!

 

Thanks for sharing!

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Wow you've turned that into a first class model :clap:

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