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OFFICIAL: Harrier Campaign
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Posted: Friday, June 10, 2016 - 03:53 AM UTC
Hi all
Air brake and front and rear under carriage bays and the primary compressor blades are nicely detailed. Everything goes together rather well. All the bays and air intake were primed and then sprayed white. The compressor fan was primed, sprayed gloss black and then sprayed with Alclad II aluminium.
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There are a lot of parts to fit before the fuselage halves can be joined. Under carriage bays, cockpit, the completed air intake duct and the parts that theoretically allow you to synchronise the movement of the thrust nozzles. Unfortunately the plastic that links the forward and rear nozzles broke while I was trying to fit it. Not too worried about it really, but if you want to fiddle around with the nozzles with your build, take great care putting the mechanism together.
The fuselage went together reasonably well. I did re inforce the join in the belly with some red sprue. I ran some Mr Surfacer 500 along the seams. It’s not absolutely necessary, but I add Mr Surfacer regardless of how the seam looks.

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To be continued…..
tim
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Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 03:29 AM UTC
Hi all
I have made a bit more progress over the last few days. I constructed the wing and glued it to the fuselage. Fit is again pretty good. The filler on the under surface of the fuselage is for the unwanted location holes for pylons. The air intakes were also constructed and fitted in place. Kinetic kindly supply two sets of doors for the auxiliary intakes. One option is for fully closed doors or you can use the doors partially open as seen when the Harrier is at rest. The wing control surfaces are separate parts and will be fitted later.
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The fairing behind the cockpit has also been attached.

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To be continued…..
tim
LinusB
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Posted: Friday, June 17, 2016 - 05:17 PM UTC
A bit late in putting my kit pictures up:






LinusB
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Posted: Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 08:17 AM UTC
Update pictures from today



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Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 02:50 AM UTC
Hi all

Blimey Linus that’s good going. Looking good too.

I’m moving slowly along with this build. I forgot to mention last time that I had added the radome. I have not added any nose weight as I suspect with the Harriers unusual under carriage layout it won’t require any. Ummmm famous last words!

Anyway I have added the rudder and the rear horizontal stabilisers. Well sort of as they have a distinct anhedral that seems to match the anhedral of the main wing. This is not mentioned in the instructions though. Talking of instructions, these are typical Kinetic. Quite a few miss numbered parts to look out for. Also some of the placement of parts is very vague. I am contemplating putting the two cannon pods under the fuselage, but the building instructions are no help at all. The painting guides do provide a clue though. Despite the small hiccups with the instructions this is a really nice kit to build so far.

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To be continued……
Tim
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Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 04:03 AM UTC
Really nice work so far Tim! I'm still planning on doing the FA2 for this campaign and am watching your build carefully.

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 04:52 AM UTC
@Tim,

A lot of work for a 1/48 kit.........
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Posted: Monday, June 20, 2016 - 01:43 AM UTC
Maybe it’s just the way I work Shaky, I do seem to make a meal of my builds. It’s actually one of the easiest Kinetic kits I have built.
All the best.
tim
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Posted: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 04:58 AM UTC
ivegot' the fuselage together and the wings on. The fore and main gear struts are glued in place while the outriggers are not. I had to shorten the mail gear by 1/8" to get the outriggers to touch. I did this by drilling a hole below the attachment "T" and adding a piece of bamboo as a new cross member to bring the strut up farther into the well. I also added an oleo piston to the fore gear as without it it would have just collapsed on itself even if glued-a big omission by Airfix. I have also boxed in the rear of the canopy.







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Posted: Friday, July 01, 2016 - 04:42 PM UTC
Hi all

Your Harrier is looking very impressive Mike.

Some progress on my Sea Harrier. I had to do a little cleaning up around the auxiliary intake doors and the interior of the intake was sprayed white. I added the flaps/ailerons, cannon pods and various smaller intakes and aerials. The probe on the nose was also added. The PE etched wing fences are an abysmal fit and needed a few drops of super glue to fill a noticeable gap between the leading edge and fence. I may have placed the wing fences incorrectly but the instructions supply no part numbers. So fitting is a bit hit and miss to find the correct fence that fits each location.

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Windscreen, cockpit, wheel wells and air intake were masked and Halfords rattle can primer has been applied. I used Tamiya XF-19 sky grey for the overall finish of extra dark sea grey. Initially I added a little Tamiya matt white XF-02to lighten the colour and used progressively darker paint with each coat. I finished off using a darker shade of grey to highlight the areas around panel lines.

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Next a few coats of clear.

To be continued……

tim


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Posted: Saturday, July 02, 2016 - 06:46 PM UTC

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


Thomas



Well, no one else besides Thomas jumped in with a ribbon idea, so I'm going for his first one. Any other ideas are welcome, of course!

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 08:04 PM UTC
MPC 1/24 AV-8A finished. The 30+ year old decals were a bear. If you remember the old Monogram decals that were thick and glossy that wouldn't set down for anything you know what I mean.








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Posted: Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 05:41 AM UTC
Hi,

I'm going to begin this campaign with a Hasegawa 1/48 Gr Mk7,

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Posted: Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 05:43 AM UTC
Today had began with the seat,











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Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 03:46 AM UTC
Hi all

I am going to call my Kinetic 1/48 Sea Harrier FRS.1 finished. Decals went on with no problem. It did take me several sessions to apply all the stencils. I added an Acqui AIM9 and a RAIDS pods as these can be seen on many of the images of the Sea Harrier. These were made from the AIM-9’s included in the kit.

This was a really enjoyable build and is one of the easiest Kinetic kits I have put together. There are plenty of marking options also.

Thanks for creating the campaign Michael.

tim

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Posted: Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 09:38 PM UTC
Great work here guys!
Mike and Tim, really fast builds and both are looking
very cool. Either the camo as well as the "all-over-grey" are nicely done including the decaling. Congrats for finishing already!

After my vacation has ended I'm back on my Harrier with some
sanding, dry fitting, sub assemblies and a few paint. For the cockpit I used the decals as there are no instruments molded.The office isn't much detailed because of the scale.





Thomas
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Posted: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 12:33 AM UTC
Here you can see the seat painted,







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Posted: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 01:58 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Great work here guys!
Mike and Tim, really fast builds and both are looking
very cool. Either the camo as well as the "all-over-grey" are nicely done including the decaling. Congrats for finishing already!



Thanks Thomas Great start to your build, I like the photo montage you have created.

Daniel that bang seat looks superb. looking forward to seeing the rest of your build.

tim
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Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 08:10 PM UTC
Fellow modellers,

a small update. Cockpit and blade wheel installed, fuselage closed and wings on. Some more color and the basic coat on the underside.



Thomas
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 04:17 AM UTC
Nice builds going on here!.
Here is an update on my build:-





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Posted: Monday, August 29, 2016 - 06:26 AM UTC
Continuing with the cockpit,









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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 02:16 PM UTC
Well here is the start of my entry.
Eduard's reboxed Hasegawa kit of the GR.7/9.

I started with the fuselage interior and added the supports for the exhausts and the fan assembly.

The cockpit is in.
The front section is made up of several parts, the nose and cockpit are separate then fit into the fuselage halves. This part is a little tricky to line up, but once the intakes go on it all seems to come together.

The rest of the build of the major parts is pretty easy, with the rudder, and stabilisers going on with out a hitch.

Weapons pylons added.

Now to go and throw some paint at it.
Andy
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 07:04 PM UTC
Some very nice work going on here everyone. Just a reminder that this one goes until 1 October, so less than a month left!

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 03:49 PM UTC
Paint and decals on.
Now sorting out the various weapons to hang off her.

Andy
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Posted: Thursday, September 08, 2016 - 07:48 PM UTC
Michael: Thanks for the reminder ...

Andy: Thats a fast and nice build, looks very good with that color and the decals on. For sure there is a lot of space to hang weaponary.

I´m not far from the final assembly and decaling. Decided to paint/AB the camo in seperate steps and while the parts are not fitted together. That gives me a better handling for the fiddling masking on the fuselage. I used Humbrol acrylics (dark green 163 & dark sea grey 164). Now I just have to match the lines from upper wing with the fuselage. The fit is very good so there will be no much obvious visible seams.
Added also a headlight on the front gear (not supported) with a piece of clear sprue.



Thomas