Colin M's 1:72 Hasegawa Sea Harrier FRS Mk1

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I'm in and here it is. I've never built a Hasegawa kit and even this old one looks nice. Fine recessed panel lines, generally a good level of detail. I was thinking about building it in flight, but that's not a kit option. However, you do get an access ladder, so that might get used instead.

The box.

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And the Sprues.

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The canopy (not shown here) even has the 'explosive wire thing' moulded into the top of it. Not sure I'll be highlighting that in this scale, unless of course, you know how.

Two schemes are offered, I'm going for the original grey over white, rather than the operational single colour scheme. These are the colours I remember when I built a Matchbox Shar many many years ago.

Anyway, weather is great, time to get back into the garden.

Colin M..

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Awesome Colin, this should be a good one. Lucky they moudled the Miniature Detobation Chord into the canopy for you, I'm pondering whether I bother with it in my GR.3 or not. If the MDC is recessed into the inside of the canopy then you can 'fill' the recessed lines with the appropriate colour using a wash or something like that. It will flow into the gaps and you can wipe away the excess. I've seen it done on the Airfix Hawk but haven't had the opportunity to try it myself yet.
 

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Nice kit Colin , the grey/white sceme always looks very neat . Personally I would just leave the MDC on the canopy as it is, theyre only just noticeable on photos of the real thing so the moulding should be visible enough without highlighting or painting it. cheers tony
 

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Ah now then. I like the idea of leaving it alone Tony, but It can't hurt just to try a simple water based wash as Joe suggest, then if it doesn't work, off with it and back to plan A.
 

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Firstly if this goes wrong, forgive me, I'm typing from my phone.

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If the pic has appeared, it shows quite a bare cockpit. I'll stick a few little bits in to break it up a bit.

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Some time later the tub nears completion, the pilot just needs a harness.

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Looks like I forgot the harness !

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The fuselage needs a bit of work. It doesn't line up hence the spreader bar to stretch the fues' wider.

I'll hopefully get a bit more done tonight.

I forgot to mention, the pilot is moulded with a separate right arm, nice touch I thought.

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Looks a nice kit Colin.The MDC on the 1/48 Revell Harrier I'm building is provided as a decal.When I worked on Tornado's many moons ago, this miniature detonating cord was light grey in colour and approximately 8mm diameter.Im assuming it's the same on the Harrier.So in 1/72 scale it would appear as a very thin line.Hopefully your wash should do the trick.
 

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Good start Colin, your pilot looks very good.
 

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Modern pilots Joe, a bit new to me. Anyway following on from your advice about the air intakes. I've done this

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I've hollowed out the fuselage and then filed the 'slots' to create the gap.

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This is what it would look like without the modifications. It's OK but it doesn't take much work to improve things.

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Nice work Colin. I made flaps for the vents too out of card. Must update my build thread. Yours is looking good so far.
 

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So, it's been a while since I managed any update to my SHAR. Strange things like a family holiday got in the way. But anyway, I've moved on just a bit.

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The general fit of the pieces up to now can only be described as ok. I expected more of my first Hasegawa kit, but then again, it is an old one.

So, the observant might be wondering why has the fool primered the model, before attaching the cockpit. Well it's just because I'm doing the old two tone scheme of gray over white, and the white runs in side the air intake which might mean some tricky masking and spraying, hence most of the paint will be applied before connecting things up. Sure the paint will need touching up but hopefully shouldn't be too difficult.

For the Cosford boys, all built so far with my new watery liquid glue -nice stuff.

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\ said:
Looking good Colin.Ive lost interest in mine.
Strange thing is Dave, I'm not that interested in this one either. I think it's just because I'm so busy outside in the garden.
 

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Still It looks good Colin
 
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Looks good for now.

Interesting process, looking for more.

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Well under way now Colin, nice clean work so far mate.
 

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Looks good work Colin, the painting scheme does like a tricky one but I am sure your will pull it off.

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Thanks for looking in Gentlemen. So, what happened today. Well I spent 6 hours in the greenhouse potting on - but that's not what you want to hear about, so:

Here's was the SHAR ready to connect the cockpit and fuselage up.

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And then, success. With only a tiny bit of filler and sanding required. Things should be a bit easier on the painting front now.

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Looking Colin. See that Hawsaga put in the air vents on the inlets. Amazing on the Tamiya 1/48 they just had a mark on the plastic. This is a nice aircraft it is just enjoyable to build. It is just amazing how much they managed to get into such a small frame. A great feat of engineering and imagination. Often study mine on the shelf and marvel even with out the omitted inlets.

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Looks great Colin. Laurie, Colin opened up the vents himself.
 

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Looking sweet Colin
 
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