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OFFICIAL: Harrier Campaign
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 05:11 AM UTC
Welcome to the Harrier Campaign!

The campaign will run from April 1 through October 1, 2016.

If you haven't signed up yet, or want to see the rules, go here.

Please post your initial and in-progress photos as well as campaign discussion in this thread. Please post your finished build photos in the campaign gallery.

Jump jets: up!

Michael
Anmoga
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Spain / España
Joined: November 18, 2004
KitMaker: 444 posts
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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 03:58 PM UTC
Hi Michael,

Since there are no rules regarding the scale I understand that I can summit a few harriers in resin and photoetch at 1/700th scale.

Best regards,
Angel
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 04:59 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Michael,

Since there are no rules regarding the scale I understand that I can summit a few harriers in resin and photoetch at 1/700th scale.

Best regards,
Angel



Don't see why not, though I admit I'm glad you're talking a few. One would seem a little like taking advantage.

Michael
Kanguroo
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Vietnam
Joined: May 07, 2006
KitMaker: 416 posts
AeroScale: 89 posts
Posted: Friday, April 01, 2016 - 07:56 PM UTC
Hello everybody,

Starting with 1/72 Sea Harrier from Airfix.


Regards,
K.
Anmoga
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Spain / España
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KitMaker: 444 posts
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2016 - 12:13 AM UTC
Hi guys,

This will be my entrance for the campaign.

They are from Orange Hobbies.

I know they are quite small but I have no idea if I will be able to get a decent harrier since as you can see it has quite a lot of photoetch for such a small aircraft.




Best regards,
Angel
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2016 - 03:51 AM UTC
Well, they are very small.

My likely entry into this campaign (if I ever get the TIME!):

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And yes, I'm planning on doing Satan 1. Why not (given my name)?!

Michael
klimmer
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: May 16, 2003
KitMaker: 250 posts
AeroScale: 207 posts
Posted: Friday, April 15, 2016 - 06:19 AM UTC
Hello Everyone

I would like to join in with AV-8B Harrier II "Night Attack" from Hasagawa in 1/48 scale.



Hopefully I can do it justice.

Cheers
klimmer
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Ontario, Canada
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KitMaker: 250 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 06:35 AM UTC
Hi everyone

I have made a start on my Harrier, front office is complete. Hasagawa provides a complete set of decals for the cockpit, but also provides very nice raised detail, so I chose not to use the decals and dry brushed to bring the detail out.



That is all for now

Cheers
SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: May 21, 2012
KitMaker: 707 posts
AeroScale: 262 posts
Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 09:42 AM UTC
Excelent START Ted
I Will follow you
klimmer
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: May 16, 2003
KitMaker: 250 posts
AeroScale: 207 posts
Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 06:24 AM UTC
Thanks Jose,

I will have an update shortly on my progress.

Cheers
BornToDig
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Maryland, United States
Joined: December 25, 2002
KitMaker: 339 posts
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Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 07:48 AM UTC
Right then. I'm in with a Monogram AV-8A. This model holds a lot of nostalgia for me. I remember when my mom took me to Toys R' Us at the Brickyard mall in Chicago after makimg me go school clothes shopping. This was late summer of 1990, back when toy stores carried models. I had been building tanks for some years at that point, but this was my first aeroplane.

I'm not sure I ever finished it, so let's hop things go better this time.


So harrier I, second go. Here we go.


This is what you get in the box


The surface detail is fine raised lines, and the fine details are quite nice for a 1980s kit.



klimmer
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: May 16, 2003
KitMaker: 250 posts
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Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 10:23 PM UTC
Hi everyone,

Just a quick update on my progress so far. I have the main painting done ( I am beginning to start to dislike tri-color themes now



Now to start installing all the small bits and pieces.

Cheers
BornToDig
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Maryland, United States
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Posted: Monday, May 02, 2016 - 12:48 AM UTC
Wow, that was fast!

Anything noteworthy in the construction of the fuselage and wings?
klimmer
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: May 16, 2003
KitMaker: 250 posts
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Posted: Monday, May 02, 2016 - 08:24 PM UTC
Hi Ralph,

I did not follow the instructions properly and almost got caught with the wing sections, the instruction call for attaching the lower sections to the fuselage and then attaching the upper portion of the wing. As luck would have it, the plastic had enough flex that I was able to make it fit over the fuselage. Other than that the only other issue is the intakes, with all the masking you need to leave these off till you have the fuselage painted.

Cheers Ted
klimmer
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: May 16, 2003
KitMaker: 250 posts
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Posted: Friday, May 06, 2016 - 01:08 AM UTC
Hi everyone

Just a quick update, I have everything on my little harrier and after a coat of future have begun the decaling process.

Here are a couple of pics





Cheers for now

Ted
SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: May 21, 2012
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Posted: Friday, May 06, 2016 - 01:34 AM UTC
@Ted
Nice!!!
klimmer
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, May 08, 2016 - 05:56 AM UTC
Thank you for the kind words Jose

Well I have completed my Harrier.







I had some issue's with this build and made a few mistakes along the way, but overall I am happy the way it turned out.
The low vis decals for this bird almost completely blend in with the paint (good thing, the intake decals where not pleasant to deal with) if you are doing the high vis version I would recommend you have the vanes in the closed position.

I will continue to follow this forum to see all the great builds.

Cheers

Ted
modelguy2
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Ohio, United States
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Posted: Sunday, May 08, 2016 - 08:08 PM UTC
I've decided to build an MPC 1/24 Harrier that I've beem dragging around for 20 or so years...



did some work on the seat last night

MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Friday, May 13, 2016 - 09:03 PM UTC
It suddenly occurs to me that there's no ribbon for this campaign. Any thoughts?

Michael
modelguy2
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Ohio, United States
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Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016 - 11:11 PM UTC
bit of progress...

The seat got some base colors



Began fixing intakes



Engine built. Not detailed as it will not be visible in the completed build. Exhaust ducts are simply pressed in place.

goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
Joined: October 12, 2008
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Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 01:02 PM UTC
Hi guys, already nice work and action here! And yet a finished bird Great work Ted and congrats! lovely paint job
And good progresses from all of you others.

As I want to join in sooner or later (summer vacation will come and a trip is planned) I'll go with Airfix' 1/72 Siddeley Harrier Gr.3


And as Michael noted, there's still no ribbon. So please let me throw some in... Comments, ccritics?


Thomas
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 06:04 AM UTC
Hi!
This is my entry to the campaign:-


goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 11:38 AM UTC
Maybe something else for a ribbon...?





Thomas
Anmoga
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Spain / España
Joined: November 18, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 12:55 PM UTC
How do Hasegawa's Harriers compare with Airfix?

Thanks in advance,
Angel
litespeed
Staff MemberNews Reporter
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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, June 06, 2016 - 02:08 AM UTC
Hi all.
Nice work on your Harrier Ted. Mike that seat looks superb, particularly the cushioning.

A bit of a late start from me, but I'm in with Kinetics 1/48 Sea Harrier FRS.1.

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A very impressive looking set of parts in the box so let’s see how this kit builds up. I also like the choice of markings.

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As always I started with the detailed cockpit. As you can see the instrument panel and side consoles have some fine raised detail. The ejector seat will be built later.

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To be continued….
tim