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Harrier wreck.; MBG's challenge entry.
Topic Started: Feb 20 2017, 10:10 PM (237 Views)
mattblackgod
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Before this challenge was decided I thought to pick up a 15mm scale harrier kit. No real reason for the purchase. I am still getting my head into 15mm scaling so the kit was for reference.

However I now think a crashed or abandoned Harrier would be a cool model. First up assembly of the Revel snap together kit. I found this fiddly as bits keep popping off. If I was keeping the jet stock I would use a little super glue to keep it together. As such I assembled it and I left the stores/weapons off because if they pinged off one more time the kit would have seen the underside of my size 11 boot!

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There is a number of ideas in my head for this kit.

1. A jet during the wars suffers a malfunction or runs low on fuel and is forced to land. In which case some of the stores may still be fitted, although pilots would probably emergency jettison them before a forced/emergency landing.

2. A jet destroyed during the end. Maybe the blasts forced it out of control?

3. The jet was shot down during the wars.

The last two present the question of did the pilot jettison? I have a few things to think about before work starts.
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mattblackgod
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Work started on the harrier wreck.

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Various bits have been cut off with a saw. The cockpit canopy needed trimming and the seat/pilot removed to make it look like the pilot ejected.

Next up I need to get some ground cover on the base.
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irishserb
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Looks good, great subject for the project.
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mattblackgod
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Happy Easter!

I have managed to get some ground cover and textured paint on the model.

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The going is slow but at least it is moving forward. Next up weathering, detailing and a load of dry brushing.
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It's looking good Warlord! I am surprised by your not painting and applying the decals prior to "wrecking" the jet. This surprise just means there is so much I need to learn.
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d6orDie
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Looks cool!
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mattblackgod
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@Tinker the decals are pre fixed to the kit.

Thanks for the comments.
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