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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #600 on: November 05, 2019, 03:01:07 pm »
 :thumbsup:

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #601 on: November 06, 2019, 05:50:18 am »
Looks good!!!  She means business!   "I Shorts Tucano....... but I did not Shorts the deputy!"

I used to like that song....probably give me nightmares now  :wacko: ;) ;D
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #602 on: November 06, 2019, 08:08:16 am »
I got it stuck in my head the ENTIRE WAY THROUGH my Tucano build.  :banghead:  ;D
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #603 on: January 08, 2020, 02:23:14 pm »
And my first build of the new year is...........................


Spanish Navy Sea Harrier FRS-1.





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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #604 on: January 08, 2020, 03:58:49 pm »
Nice work!
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #605 on: January 09, 2020, 06:26:42 am »
Nice, simple scheme that really looks good on the Harrier  :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #606 on: January 09, 2020, 09:30:06 am »
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #607 on: January 10, 2020, 03:11:58 am »
Looks very nice.
Well done.

« Last Edit: January 10, 2020, 03:30:23 am by zenrat »
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #608 on: January 10, 2020, 03:23:55 am »
Nice!  :lol:

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #609 on: January 10, 2020, 04:50:12 am »
Took a moment for the cogs to click into place, looks good.  Indian GR.1/AV.8A next???
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #610 on: January 10, 2020, 07:09:45 am »
AN RAF SHAR might work well too.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #611 on: January 12, 2020, 04:38:59 am »
Martin - sorry to hijack your thread, but can you DM me about the Crewe show ASAP please?

Love the Spanish SHAR - that's so logical: say they'd waited a bit longer before getting their AV-8As or if the AV-8B-IIplus got delayed or cancelled.

Along the same lines, you could do an Italian Navy SHAR to go with it, then have either or both upgrade to the F(A).2.

Kit - there was a late '70s proposal to sell Harriers to China which would have had SHAR airframes but with a tin nose containing nav/attack avionics (presumably a Jaguar-ish fit).
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #612 on: January 12, 2020, 05:04:14 am »
Simple but good looking, nice work! :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #613 on: January 12, 2020, 12:40:19 pm »
Beauty job on the SHAR.  :wub: :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #614 on: January 12, 2020, 12:50:13 pm »
Cheers guys.  :thumbsup:
Back story is that Spain wanted to update its Matador fleet. So the public were sold the story that they were to be rebuilt as Sea Harriers as a "cheaper" alternative to buying new builds all as part of a NATO upgrade package. In fact the reverse turned out to be the case so New builds were provided with the original airframes traded in, Hence why the SHARS had the Matador identities as part of the scam. Most of the Matadors were updated to GR-3 standard and sold on to an undisclosed export customer.
The SeaHarriers served Spain well, often being seen sharing deck space with their British and Dutch sisters. And were later sold on to Thailand along with their new light carrier as new AV-8B's came on stream. The fact they were New built airframes rather than conversions only came to light when the British national archives published the documents after declassification under the 30 year rule. Much to the annoyance of the Spanish MOD.

I've built way to many of the Esci/Italeri 1st gen Harriers. I can build em almost blindfolded.
I have got at least three or four more Harrier / SeaHarrier ideas in the planning stages. One is linked to the Spanish SHAR, the others aren't  :mellow:
India does figure in my plans, but the GR-1 Idea wasn't it. But it may now be hijacked, tweaked and added to the list :thumbsup:
« Last Edit: January 12, 2020, 01:07:01 pm by Martin H »
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Size (of the stash) matters.



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