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Revell's old kit from the early 80s, rehabilitated with a modified Trumpeter cockpit and Wolfpack ejection seat, Reskit wheels and lots of scratchbuilt details.

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Painted with MRP lacquer paints (wasn't sure about the shades, but it looks better after the decals and gloss coat).

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The decals are all from the kit, Revell's recent releases have brilliant decals and take a lot of the fear factor out of that part of the build!

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The subject aircraft was a 20 Sqn wing commander's aircraft based at RAF Wildenrath in 1971. It was lost in an accident the same year. There's a great photo of it in the hangar looking ludicrously shiny, so I've tried to replicate the glossy finish without crossing into Toyland!

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Some of the added and modified details:

  • intake shapes rebuilt with Milliput
  • new cockpit and modified seat
  • auxiliary doors cut out and modelled from plastic card
  • nose camera port reshaped and enhanced
  • airbrake bay built from scratch
  • tail stinger remodelled and detailed
  • all RCS ports and various vents opened and detailed
  • fwd and aft canopy area remodelled and detail added
  • gun pods remodelled and opened
  • new resin wheel set from Reskit
  • raised panel lines removed and rescribed with rivet detail

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I'm glad I went to the effort in the end, it's the only early Harrier in 1/32 and was worth it!

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Anyone interested in the build log should click here:

 

All the best and thanks for looking,

 

Alan

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Looks absolutely cracking Alan. I remember building this in the 80s but it looked nothing like this at all  great job  the extra details and lovely paintwork have really made this a stunner.

Chris 

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Absolutely stunning end result, Alan! Having followed your build, I'm in awe how you've coaxed such a great finish out of that old kit. Far more work than I'd trust myself with, I'd be proud to achieve half as good a result. 

 

Daryl 

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That’s turned out absolutely brilliant! Lovely to see such an old kit can still end up looking so good, although I’m not surprised how good it is given the amount of work you had to put in. Brilliant subject too! 

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2 hours ago, Anthony in NZ said:

That sir it truly spectacular!  Wow....everything about what you have done is sensational and looks every inch an accurate GR.1

Couldn't have said it better myself and I totally agree!

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Aw, you guys! Stepped away for a minute and came back to these excellent replies! 

 

Thank you all very much, really glad you liked it 😊👍

 

Alan 

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Superb work Alan a kit I drooled over when it was released many moons ago up on the Newsagents shelf with the rest of the never could

afford kit's! All the extra work has really paid off.

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Great result from such an old kit :clap:

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Sorry that's the new kinetic kit.....no way is that related to a 70's Revell kit  !!!

 

 

That's a cracking job , excellent  result 👍 

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9 hours ago, F-32 said:

Great result from such an old kit :clap:

 

5 hours ago, Paulaero said:

Sorry that's the new kinetic kit.....no way is that related to a 70's Revell kit  !!!

 

 

That's a cracking job , excellent  result 👍 

 

4 hours ago, wellsprop said:

Stunning! 

 

4 hours ago, Stephen said:

That is absolutely superb work. Talk about a silk purse.

Thanks very much again, lovely comments! 

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This looks great, thanks for sharing. I have acquired a few of these as they are quite cheap and have plans for them.

 

With a bit of work, you've shown that with a bit of work this can turn into a great model.

 

Mark

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6 hours ago, FZ6 said:

This looks great, thanks for sharing. I have acquired a few of these as they are quite cheap and have plans for them.

Thanks very much Mark 👍 I agree, this was a great price and one of Revell's better reissues. Talking of plans, I considered building it as a Kestrel FGA.1 but decided on the lesser workload in the end. It's a solid enough basis for pretty much any early Harrier if you don't mind putting the work in! 

2 minutes ago, James G said:

That was fast! Lovely Harrier.

Oh yeah, no hanging around, me 😁

Thanks again James 👍

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Tour de force! :)

Great work on a very old kit, most impressive!

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On 3/3/2021 at 9:09 AM, HL-10 said:

Tour de force! :)

Great work on a very old kit, most impressive!

Thanks very much Angelo, you're another modeller who's helped inspire me with your scratchbuilt conversions and detailing 👍

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Hello,Alan P - Full marks on a beautiful looking build of my favourite Harrier variant.You’ve pulled out all the stops with this model and it shows.
Superb work as always!🏆👏😉👍

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