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1/72 AV-8A Harrier
Jvandeusen
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: April 24, 2017
KitMaker: 50 posts
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 02:38 AM UTC
I just dug this out of the "drawer of doom". I had it masked with Tamiya tape and painted dark gray over light gray. It's the old Matchbox kit in 72nd scale. I am using aftermarket decals from Microscale to finish it as a USMC bird from VMA-513. I am trying a new, to me, method to do the camo. Poster Putty will be my mask, I could not find Blue Tack so I tried this. It worked out pretty good.---John



Jvandeusen
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: April 24, 2017
KitMaker: 50 posts
AeroScale: 12 posts
Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 11:04 AM UTC
More work done....painted rear exhausts burnt iron, tan area on tail and started painting landing gear and wheels.---John
Jvandeusen
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: April 24, 2017
KitMaker: 50 posts
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 05:59 AM UTC
Wheels on.....now to decal---John
betheyn
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: October 14, 2004
KitMaker: 4,522 posts
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 07:15 AM UTC
Looking good there John. That's a nice tight camo scheme.
Do the outriggers touch the ground, as they look like they don't from the picture?
Andy
Jvandeusen
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: April 24, 2017
KitMaker: 50 posts
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 08:36 AM UTC
Thanks, no they don't touch the ground.---John
Jvandeusen
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: April 24, 2017
KitMaker: 50 posts
AeroScale: 12 posts
Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 05:02 AM UTC
I need to find better decals, the old Microscale sheet
is shattering! I am looking at finding the Caracal sheet
with VMA-513, Det B. No more old Microscale sheets for me! I
have gotten this far piecing what I could!---John