Rick's Airfix 1/72 Harrier GR3 - engine change & crew in

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  1. col68

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    Looks good to me rick. They were also used as A/C tugs in the field
     
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    Yes, I've seen footage of them towing aircraft, i have a Flightpath airfield accessories kit that has a tow arm so I have that option to add some interest.
     
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    A bit of progress on these over the last week or so. So they are assembled for painting with the cockpit surround and canopies sprayed black then a primer coat, after that the grey followed by the green. Applying the white tack worms was a real drag, twice over! This wrap around camouflage scheme is just horrible to do, I got a bit cross eyed at times. I used foam ear plugs cut length ways for the intake masking blanks, I will try using this to replicate intake blanks on the finished model.
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    Its all coming along very nicely Rick
     
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    Now unwrapped. There was a fair bit of touch up required where the maskol didn't cover the grey - this is the first time trying the camouflage this way as I didn't fancy cutting up loads of tiny bits of masking tape for the infills.
    You can see some of the add on bits, I applied a lighter shade of green to the top side of the drop tanks and also on the aircraft.

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    Been there done that with the tac rolls. Great work on the wrap around scheme Rick, looking very good.
     

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