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VTOL SB - 10th December 2017 - 10th December 2018
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Started at last!!. Only the seat and the cockpit tub joined up, and the control column!. But we're underway!. :grin:

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A new kit to play with in this new year.
It's my first and only Harrier; I'm not normally a jet builder. If I feel like building a jet, though, it would be one as cool looking as the Harrier.

Still waiting for some AM to come through the mails, so I won't be starting right away. Very soon, though. Going to attempt the Arctic scheme used in Norway.


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VTOL SB - 10th December 2017 - 10th December 2018
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Looking good 59North!
You can never have enough Harriers but for me 1 Harrier seems to little for me.......

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VTOL SB - 10th December 2017 - 10th December 2018
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...... I read somewhere the canopy is too wide and it's true. It's so wide it hangs out over each side of the fuselage. So it had to go. I am going to use the canopy of an old mould Airfix GR3 which had been earmarked for conversion to a trainer........


Back from the holiday break. These pics compare the canopies and their fit.

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The narrower (correctly shaped) GR3 canopy leaves a shoulder of plastic exposed that I needed to carve off each side of the upper fuselage. Port side only is done in this pic.

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VTOL SB - 10th December 2017 - 10th December 2018
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Nice work on fitting the lid dwomby!

I've now done enough to get a pic of my progress.
All the weapons pilons have been glued into place, the sidewinders and adapters have been glued on:
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VTOL SB - 10th December 2017 - 10th December 2018
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Painted and loaded the ferry tanks and ordinance today.
You'll have to excuse the yellow stripes on the bombs, I've never been good at weapon detail, I'm even worse with weapon decals!
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My Mrs was shocked and asked "could you get anymore onto that Harrier!?"
The answer is no so my target has been achieved!

Who's going to be the first person to tell me Harriers cant carry that amount of weight?

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VTOL SB - 10th December 2017 - 10th December 2018
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Painted and loaded the ferry tanks and ordinance today.
You'll have to excuse the yellow stripes on the bombs, I've never been good at weapon detail, I'm even worse with weapon decals!
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My Mrs was shocked and asked "could you get anymore onto that Harrier!?"
The answer is no so my target has been achieved!

Who's going to be the first person to tell me Harriers cant carry that amount of weight?

Harriers can't... never mind!!. They could probably carry that much but no vertical take off!!!. And you could have got more on it if you'd used gun pods!!!!. :grin:

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Ahh you see I was unknowingly weight saving haha!

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Looks great and that loadout looks enormous!!!

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Minor progress - pilot and seat in, tailplanes and noseprobe added. That noseprobe will be the death of me, I already bent the end once. It's really delicate.

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VTOL SB - 10th December 2017 - 10th December 2018
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Had the silver paint in the airbrush for the Swift and thought I'd paint this too. Not too bad considering I didn't prime it to cover the red filler I used.

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May need another thin coat and some contrasting panels.

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VTOL SB - 10th December 2017 - 10th December 2018
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Very nice dwomby!
I'm really looking forward to building mine oob as part of the RAF 100th GB.

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