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Kinetic Harrier GR3 1/48 scale


Colin W
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I've heard great things about these Kintic Harriers and now I have 4 of various marks in the stash I decided I'd better build one.  This is the GR3 which will be RAF Germany in the mid 80's scheme. 'Everything looks good in camo wrap'

Hopefully it will provide a balance to my Fonduri Miniature Grognard in the French Fancy GB.

 

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Starting soon.

 

Colin

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Watching with interest Colin and will look forward to seeing the finished build in the flesh (plastic).

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Welcome to the Group Build, Colin.

That box seems to contain a veritable forest of parts (including some PE at the bottom?).

 

Cheers

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Following this one if I may Colin

 

I picked up this kit as part of the 'the garden is too wet more time for models' plan, along with more than enough others to see me through the winter, but this is defiantly near the top of the pile

 

The colour instruction sheet is on Scalemates if you want it also

 

How can you not love a Harrier

 

Mark

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Well I've been languishing at the bottom of page 3 for a while but with the end in sight for my Fondeire Grognard in the French GB it was time to restart the Harrier over the weekend.

Cockpit tub completed in Admiralty grey with black panels and fuselage assembled as per the revised instructions from Nic Greenall and the Harrier SiG.

 

 

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On the way now

 

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Fuselage has gone together well and no issues. The nozzle synchronisation mechanism works!

 

The wing is a different matter though with quite a lot of corrections needed. Both sets of pylons in the wrong place, strange steps in the leading edge to be filled, odd strips infront of the outriggers to be removed and the wing tips to be cut back. The PE strakes seems to be in the wrong position and orientation as well.

Additions done and cutting and sanding to follow ....

 

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13 hours ago, Colin W said:

 

The wing is a different matter though with quite a lot of corrections needed. Both sets of pylons in the wrong place, strange steps in the leading edge to be filled, odd strips infront of the outriggers to be removed and the wing tips to be cut back. The PE strakes seems to be in the wrong position and orientation as well.

 

 

 

Are these just throw backs to the kits previous incarnations do you think Colin, or have Kinetic just got it woefully wrong?

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10 minutes ago, Sparkie said:

Are these just throw backs to the kits previous incarnations do you think Colin, or have Kinetic just got it woefully wrong?

All series 1 Harriers used the same wing and I'm not aware of these features on any Harrier.

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Blimey, that's a hefty list of issues with the wings alone. Can I ask was all the detail information about how to correct them provided by the Harrier SIG?

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My list of corrections came from a friend but was written by Nick Greenhall of the Harrier SIG. I just checked their website but could not find it listed there. Perhaps an email to the UK Harrier sig would be your best choice. It's well worth getting a copy. 

 

Colin 

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