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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #315 on: June 05, 2015, 05:04:51 am »
I have updated the Harrier spreadsheet. All my Airfix Harriers have now been added. I have still to add the Esci kits to the list.
This includes an Airfix Harrier TAV-8B/T10 that Thorvic found for me which arrived today.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #316 on: June 05, 2015, 04:44:16 pm »

This includes an Airfix Harrier TAV-8B/T10 that Thorvic found for me which arrived today.


Is that a re-pop of the Italeri kit? I don't think I've ever seen an Airfix one.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #317 on: June 06, 2015, 12:14:13 am »

This includes an Airfix Harrier TAV-8B/T10 that Thorvic found for me which arrived today.


Is that a re-pop of the Italeri kit? I don't think I've ever seen an Airfix one.

Nope its a two seater version of their GR5/GR7 kit so much nicer  :thumbsup:. Not sure who has the tooling now Airfix or Heller as was released by both  :banghead:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #318 on: June 06, 2015, 12:20:33 am »
Thanks for that, I must look one out as I have the Italeri one and I think the T10 is one of the best looking Harriers around. Like Cap'n Canada, I don't think you can have too many Harriers.  ;D
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #319 on: June 06, 2015, 03:28:39 am »

This includes an Airfix Harrier TAV-8B/T10 that Thorvic found for me which arrived today.


Is that a re-pop of the Italeri kit? I don't think I've ever seen an Airfix one.

Airfix has done two boxing's of the two seat second generation Harrier



The lower box in the picture is the first boxing, very basic decals in the box while the second boxing, the upper one in the picture had the benefit of the aircraft having been in service for a number of years and has decals for both USMC and Italian navy which have a common set of decals while those for the RAF option has a complete set that can be used as a stand alone set and will be used for one of my older boxing's. The other of the older boxing's I have will be used as a Spanish machine for which I have an after market set of decals for. Series Espanolas have a set Se372 which covers the AV-8B/TAV/Plus aircraft flown by the Spanish Navy. Unfortunately I am going to have to buy another two sets from them as the decal sheet only has common markings for one aircraft but the serials for all.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #320 on: June 06, 2015, 10:05:26 am »
Wicked. Those are gorgeous aeroplanes and that kit builds up really nice. I'll have to get off my arse and get some pics of mine up soon.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #321 on: June 06, 2015, 01:42:48 pm »
Captain, I tend to sort out all the kits and their bits then ponder actually doing anything else with the collected items because I then become daunted by the amount of work I have set for myself  :-\

Painting my BOB Spitfire has got as far as the detail bits and touching up while I have similar work to do on the Hurricane.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #322 on: June 06, 2015, 01:51:24 pm »
How can I have missed that kit?  :unsure:

I'll see if I can find one.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #323 on: June 06, 2015, 03:37:58 pm »
How can I have missed that kit?  :unsure:

I'll see if I can find one.

Not very common I am afraid Kit, Thorvic found me my latest one.

As a side note but still on the subject of Harriers, specifically Airfix second generation ones. It would not be surprised if one of the following were true, 1) Heller have the mounds for the older second generation Harriers or 2) Airfix have decided to upgrade the moulds for the second generation Harriers. The latest boxing's of Harrier GR7 and GR9 are different from the earlier kits that Airfix used to sell in boxes similar to the original T10 box, the new kits have a separate cockpit where the previous versions had complete fuselage half's.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #324 on: June 06, 2015, 04:13:53 pm »


Airfix has done two boxing's of the two seat second generation Harrier




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My first T-10 was from the bottom boxing, and I've got five of the top boxing and I also have the Heller boxing of it.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #325 on: June 07, 2015, 02:33:44 pm »
Today I put decals onto my Hurricane, unfortunatley the battery for my camera is flat so I am busy pumping it full of electrons to get it back into shape, no pictures for anyone yet! Tomorrow, as I can't be arsed tonight as it's 10:30pm, I will be putting decals onto my BoB Spitifre. Not much of anything else going on other than planning a slight reorganisation of my stash so a lot more kits of the same aircraft type are stored together.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #326 on: June 08, 2015, 11:01:32 am »
Organizing the stash is always fun, and frustrating  :thumbsup:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #327 on: June 09, 2015, 06:59:31 am »
Organizing the stash is always fun, and frustrating  :thumbsup:

And it can be frightening  :blink:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #328 on: June 09, 2015, 07:37:45 am »
It was just a case of swapping some kits around so that the different generations of harriers could be separated rather than mixed up. This doesn't work with the Airfix Member double boxing's where I have the Current First and Last Harriers and an earlier boxing of a GR7 and Sea Harrier FA2  :blink:
The reorganising has also meant that nearly all my Spitfires are together and I now have to relocate some British 1/35 Armour too. Everything fitted before too  :banghead:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #329 on: June 09, 2015, 02:51:59 pm »
lol ya mine are semi organized, but as you said you get into the double boxings, half started bits here bits there bits missing....part of my problem is my shelves are 2x4s and could carry heavy car parts. I should have used smaller lumber....

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