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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #285 on: May 12, 2015, 05:14:21 am »
Lovely. I said Iwouldn't do it but I might findmyself at my LHS today to purchase the Italeri boxing of the Night Attack bird. I don't think there are any GR.7/9s in stock.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #286 on: May 12, 2015, 06:09:29 am »
The Hasegawa kit doesn't have all the lumps and bumps in 1/72 that the real aircraft does so it was easy to modify it as a Naval aircraft with a different equipment fit.

I have a set of decals for Thai Navy AV-8A(s) aircraft, however the instructions for the decals show a Sea Harrier FRS.1 so I might do a whiff by decalling an FRS.1 as a Thai Navy Aircraft and have it sitting on the decal instructions as proof of it being real!

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #287 on: May 14, 2015, 11:55:52 pm »
Thailand was suggested when the Shars went out of service so its not too implausible to build one  :thumbsup:

BTW we actually get a hint of the Sea Harrier FA3 in BSP:4 Guided Missiles and Hypersonics as a big wing SHAR is shown with Sea Eagles
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #288 on: May 15, 2015, 03:04:13 am »

BTW we actually get a hint of the Sea Harrier FA3 in BSP:4 Guided Missiles and Hypersonics as a big wing SHAR is shown with Sea Eagles


Ah yes, top of page 99 and one for Kit to build with its longer wings  ;D

It would be nice for Airfix to bring out the FRS.1 in 1/72 to the same standard as the rest of their new Harriers, new fuselage sprues and a new weapons sprue but that's only three new sprues for a whole new version.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #289 on: May 16, 2015, 05:08:55 pm »
I don't get it....don't they already do an FRS.1 ? The fuselage is not correct ?

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #290 on: May 17, 2015, 02:45:37 am »
Its not in their catalogue Captain and they are churning out variations of the GR.1 at the moment.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #291 on: May 17, 2015, 03:29:58 am »
I had one or two. The FA.2 is the same kit only with the radar nose if I recall, both nice. I haven't seen the AV-8A kit here as yet, not sure what's different probably a few aerials and decals.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #292 on: May 17, 2015, 07:33:22 am »
The FA2 has a fuselage extension between the wing and the tail, as well as the radar nose, compared to the FSR1.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #293 on: May 17, 2015, 09:01:40 am »
I had one or two. The FA.2 is the same kit only with the radar nose if I recall, both nice. I haven't seen the AV-8A kit here as yet, not sure what's different probably a few aerials and decals.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #294 on: May 19, 2015, 09:56:00 am »
Cool. That's one thing I never did was compare all the kit bits. And truth be told, I had no idea of the fuselage differences between the two ! Better brush up on my Harrier development eh ?

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #295 on: May 19, 2015, 10:06:08 am »
Cool. That's one thing I never did was compare all the kit bits. And truth be told, I had no idea of the fuselage differences between the two ! Better brush up on my Harrier development eh ?

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Sounds like a good idea seeing that you like the Harrier  :thumbsup:

One thing I have been doing recently is getting some painting done using the little pots of Acrylic paint supplied with the modern Airfix starter kits. There is a slight difficulty in getting the darn things to sit still and not fall over, however I did come up with a solution. Hope the following pictures help people looking at using up these small pots of paint.

The grips on the right in the picture are what I will use as a paint pot holder


The pots fit inside nicely without any problems


Probably better to make sure the lid is completely bent back to keep out of the way


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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #296 on: May 19, 2015, 10:34:47 am »
 :thumbsup:   now that is cleaver, and elegant   why didn't I think of it ?
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #297 on: May 20, 2015, 12:47:40 am »
:thumbsup:   now that is cleaver, and elegant   why didn't I think of it ?

It is, isn't it  :thumbsup:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #298 on: May 20, 2015, 02:52:11 am »
Glad I can be of help. Of course other types of clamp/grip are available in other colours and by different manufacturers.

As the clamp/grip doesn't actually grip the pot there should be no chance of the paint pot being launched into the distance over an almost finished model with an immediate change to its colour scheme  :blink:

I am actually starting to get to like these little pots of paint, or rather the Acrylic paint they contain. They dry quickly which is  a bit of a double edged sword, great to enable a second coat to be applied quickly, but also a pain as that also allows the paint to dry quickly in the pot  :blink:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #299 on: May 20, 2015, 04:12:51 am »
Great idea, I can bet how tippy they would be ! I've never tried those paints, but am interested now. Is that the Humbrol colour marked on top ? 90 ?

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