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whiteladder

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I'm  starting this build at the weekend. It's the Eduard 1/48 Harrier GR9, I believe this is the Hasegawa kit that has been reboxed by Eduard.
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Eduard have included some photoetch, a resin seat and tyres, masks. 

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The kit is molded in light Gray plastic with no flash and very discrete ejector pin marks. 

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The instructions have colour views for a number of different paint schemes. The instructions include the modifications for the fitting of the etch and resin parts. 

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At the moment I'm thinking about building either a Harrier from op Telic or op Herrick. I will probably decide towards the end of the build. The kit comes with drop tanks and Aim9L sidewinders, but no weapons. With that in mind I have a number of additions. Maverick missiles
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Paveway bombs
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Sniper targetting pod
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Terma missile tracking pod

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I also have some resin nozzles to replace the kit ones
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Finally I have some additional decal sheets the compliment the kit ones
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And have the following reference material

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Looking forward to the build.
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Love this kit [cool]
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Looks like a beauty, have fun :-)
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whiteladder

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Okay so the first for shots of the build, as I said the kit comes with a Brassin Resin Martin Baker Mk12 Ejector seat.  It comes on 2 frets,  the seat and then chute and cushions on the other, there is then some eduard printed etch to add.

The seat detail itself is pretty much spot on when you compare it to the real thing. 

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The seat is built more or less straight from the box, with a couple of bits of lead wire added. I cut it from the fret with a Micro saw, with a quick sand to smooth the bottom.


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There is one piece of etch to add before adding the cushions

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I gave the seat a light grey undercoat and then sprayed the back and side with Vallejo Black matt acrylic.

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I then started putting in a few colours, the seat cushions in green, with 4 shades of highlights and shadow.

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Pick out a few of the elements out in green and blue, and started highlight some of the edges.  I used quite a high contrast because the seat will mostly be in shadow in the cockpit.

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Pipe work is painted with citadel Iron

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After the base coats are done I gave the whole seat a gloss varnish and then added the decals and etched belts. Then another gloss coat to seal the decals.

I added a small amount of Dark panel wash, but only on a few areas, the overall dark colour make any more pointless.

Finished seat, just needs a cockpit to sit in[smile]

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Very impressive. Great attention to detail. Love the detail work on the seat belts.
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Should have added Built the GR7 just recently. I got a lot of help from their web site and also from individuals who are members.
http://www.harriersig.org.uk/

They were a great help in sorting out the bomb loads which were quite complicated for the Afghnistan theatre I chose to follow..

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Nice executive chair for the office! Glad I saw this build!
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Thanks for the replies gents, Laurie loved your Harrier! 

I hear what you say about the Afgan loadouts, not sure about the final fit, but I have some ideas for the display that might get round not being able to fit all the weapons.

I started on the cockpit tub this weekend...

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The detail in the kit is really good, but rear firewall is missing a set of switches and I think some kind of hydraulic accumulator. I have started to add these in and the associated wiring.
I have also cut off the 2 displays from the instrument panel ready for the pre painted ones supplied with the kit.

We have the electricians in rewiring our entire house from tomorrow  (urghhhh), so the kits boxed away for a week or so.
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Some more shots of the progress so far  

Work on the cockpit is complete with the brass added

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The extra elements on the rear firewall have pipe work and wire attached in stretched sprue, the breaker box has a thin metal foil cover.

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  This was bent and glued in place.

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Undercoated and a varnish
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Then the various bits painted and weathered with panel line wash.  I used some spare decal to label the breaker.

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And fitted into the front end

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OMG the seat and cockpit are blowing me away! The detail so far is spectacular. I’ve got a harrier in the stash and you know what happens when you see someone build a similar kit. Styrene envy!!🤣😂🤣
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  A few more shots, the fan undercoated in black ready for the alclad top coat

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Left quite a lot of overspray to preshade the intake.

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and then a panel line wash to give some depth

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next I measure the fan diameter and cut a mask with a cycle cutter

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and sprayed the intakes white with a touch of black.

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Repeated the process with the nozzles

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Nice work. Harriers are such a cool airframe. Recently watched the Harrier sequences from the movie “True Lies”.
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Ted

I have always had a soft spot for Harriers, it's a really cool aircraft.

We have a Pegasus engine at work, I'll take some pictures tomorrow and post them.
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Very nice work indeed so far
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whiteladder

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Some more work done.

All the major construction is completed, moving onto painting
Edit. There is a mistake I made.  The decal for the detcord in the canopy is applied as per the kit instructions.  But this is the wrong way around, not sure I can get this off without ruining it now.
never mind
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After a clean down with alcohol gave it a undercoat of grey Vallejo primer

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This was left a good 48 hours to get well dried and then cracked on with the preshading.

The panel lines are done with matt black, very roughly.  The Harrier has very pronounced exhaust staining on the rear fuselage, as a base for this I heavily shaded with Black, Brown.  I'm also trying technique from Migs Aircraft modelling encyclopedia with some colour preshading to add some variation to the tone.

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Once all the preshading was done I start on the bottom half of the aircraft camo.  This is a dark grey.  Applied in very thin coats.
The top surfaces are a much darker grey colour this was masked off and applied.

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