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Completed : Italeri 1/72 BAe Sea Harrier FRS.1

Kit Info Brand : Italeri No.1236 Media : Injection Plastic Markings : Kit The Subject The Sea Harrier is a further development of the Harrier Jump Jet. It is a naval short/vertical take-off and landing (S/VTOL) subsonic jet fighter designed to replace the de Havilland Sea Vixen. Largely based on the RAF’s Harrier GR.3, it …...

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WIP : Italeri 1/72 Sea Harrier FRS.1 Pt. 3 – Finishing

Hey… my missing wheel turned up! So the casting work I did was all for naught. Oh well, it was good practice at least. Anyway, on to finishing this build. First, for the base gloss coat, I sprayed AK Interactive Intermediate Gauzy. This is by far the easiest gloss coat I’ve ever used. I simply …...

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WIP : Italeri 1/72 Sea Harrier FRS.1 Pt. 2 – Painting

After a few rounds of seamline fixing and rescribing, the pitot tube broke off. Oh well, it makes the kit a lot less fiddly to hold. So, first on is black primer. To add some variety and fading to the monotone color scheme, I sprayed white in random straight lines across the top of the …...

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WIP : Italeri 1/72 Sea Harrier FRS.1 Pt. 1 – Construction

Kit Info Manufacturer : Italeri No.1236 Scale : 1/72 Media : Injection Plastic This is the Italeri rebox of the original ESCI kit issued in 1983. By most accounts it’s still one of the better representations of the Sea Harrier in 1/72 scale. As usual we begin with a simple cockpit. Instrument panels are all …...

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My boy’s kit : Hasegawa 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I

And he’s done! I just guided verbally but helped out a bit when he got stuck. The approach was to quickly finish the kit and not get bogged down by the nitty gritty details so fixing seamlines was kept to a minimum. No weathering either. This was painted with both airbrush and by hand for …...

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Real Life

Starting a new kit with my kid

A few weeks ago, my boy asked if he could start building some aircraft kits. Now that term break is here, we decided to crack open the Hasegawa 1/72 Spitfire Mk.I kit which looks to be a quick and easy kit to finish quickly. Previously he tried a Zaku Warrior kit but it didn’t keep …...

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Completed : Tamiya 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Vb

Kit Info Manufacturer: Tamiya Scale: 1/48 Media: Injection Plastic The Subject The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat, short-range and high-performance fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and her many allies during and after the Second World War. It was the most produced British aircraft in history and spawned...

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WIP : Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Vb Pt. 4

I have found that Future is a lot easier to airbrush when thinned. It was however, slow going as I let the Future cure for a day between layers. In the end though, I got a decent result out of it. Time for decals! In my decals stash were 3 remaining markings from the Eagle …...

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WIP : Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Vb Pt. 3

Now it’s time to cleanup the camo. First up, I painted all the gaps that I missed out the first time round. I also took the opportunity to finetune the camo by using blutack on specific spots. Sometimes the camera sensor catches more than the eye can see. This close-up pic clearly shows a very …...

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WIP : Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Vb Pt. 2

Painting begins. The Spitfire I’m modeling is primarily 3 colors: Medium sea grey bottom with ocean grey and dark green up top. First up, the bottom. Based on some research, Model Master Acryl Neutral Gray 4757 is a close match to medium sea grey. As acrylic paint chip easily, I let each color cure at …...

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