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BAé Arrière (finished page 2)
« on: February 08, 2020, 09:26:10 am »
- I have ordered and now received a very cheap BAe Harrier GR7 1/144 Revell.
- My plan is to discard the tail (the tailplanes becoming canard foreplanes and the fin being moved forward), have a low wing, no jet exhaust and maybe no air intake, depending on the plastic aspect there.
- I imagine it is to export to France as Britiche Aérospass Arrière 7 (pronounced by French people as they pronounce British Aerospace Harrier 7). And « les Arrières » (to protect) means the Rear (of the army).
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Re: BAé Arrière
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2020, 11:08:43 am »
That sounds very wierd, but then, where it is coming from, perfectly normal.
Looking forward to the photos.

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Re: BAé Arrière
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2020, 10:26:50 pm »
Thanks!

Looking forward to the photos.
The first pictures are not the what-if transformation yet but the kit content:
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Re: BAé Arrière
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2020, 10:29:15 pm »
and maybe no air intake, depending on the plastic aspect there.
Ahem, there is no plastic inside the air intake, so I must let it there, otherwise that would require tons of putty...
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Re: BAé Arrière
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2020, 12:24:54 am »
When it's built there's a big fan that fills up most of that space in the intake. I think it's the round bit in the top pic you've posted, just to the right of the fuselage half on the left of the sprue.

I've got a few of those kits too, so I'm familiar with the way they go together.
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Re: BAé Arrière
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2020, 06:24:36 am »
OK, so it will have air intakes, just the rest will be abnormal... :-\ :unsure: ;)
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Re: BAé Arrière
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2020, 09:15:59 am »
The first drops of glue seem to make a normal Harrier, then cutting the wings starts the transforming. I wait for the glue to dry before truncating the tail (and fin):
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Re: BAé Arrière
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2020, 11:14:21 am »
 :o :o :o
 ;D ;D ;D

The arrière is a perfect name  :thumbsup:


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Re: BAé Arrière
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2020, 09:22:54 am »
Thanks!

I have truncated the tail (then the fin) and included a jet exhaust from the spare box (and a drop tank 1/72 to decrease the amount of putty): <_<
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Re: BAé Arrière
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2020, 06:40:46 am »
First putty (to be completed, but too much at the same time would dissolve the plastic, I fear): :unsure:
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Re: BAé Arrière
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2020, 01:41:44 am »
Now, that's a little five-engine hot-rod!   :thumbsup:
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Re: BAé Arrière
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2020, 02:47:34 am »
Thanks for the thumb up, while I am not sure it will have 5 engines at last: my project was to discard (cut away) the 4 lateral exhausts of the VTOL way (that is necessary I think to have a low wing below, changing completely the Harrier principle)...  :unsure: ;D
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Re: BAé Arrière
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2020, 08:23:00 am »
my project was to discard (cut away) the 4 lateral exhausts of the VTOL way (that is necessary I think to have a low wing below, changing completely the Harrier principle)...  :unsure: ;D
I have now cut away the lateral jet exhausts, easily (as Revell plastic is perfect for that, thanks to them), then I have filled the holes with putty (on one side as a beginning):
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Re: BAé Arrière
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2020, 02:51:07 am »
Then putty on the other side:
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Re: BAé Arrière
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2020, 05:50:10 am »
First sanding, then putty again: :-\
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