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  1. Not sure where to put this but the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum has just published a data base called Canadian Aircraft Serials and Personnel Information Resource (CASPIR). It is a comprehensive collection of all Canadian aircraft serials and crews and fates. Very impressive and will be very useful! https://caspir.warplane.com/
  2. Awesome that 3-D cutes offers AAR drogues - been looking for those for a while! I agree the PK TAT and pitots are very nicely done.
  3. Wow - what a great job at such a small scale - the details, weathering and bas all put you right in the scene! Graham
  4. Fox Two's Harrier II book shows GR.7 and 9 used the BOL 304 launcher rail for AIM-9L after the late 1990's. Before that LAU 7As were used. LAU-117As were used for AGM-65.
  5. Here’s the Hasegawa GR.7 Harrier done up in a fictitious livery to commemorate F/Lt Clowes (https://www.bbm.org.uk/airmen/Clowes.htm) and his efforts in the Battle of Britain and throughout the war generally. While the RAF did commemorate Clowes with Harrier ZD403 for the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, I thought that slapping JX*B on the tail of a gray harrier didn’t really do it justice. So…I thought that I’d try and do up a harrier in the Hurricane paint scheme of dark green and brown over sky, then add larger squadron codes. To do that I used the DN Models upper su
  6. I have taken to inserting steel rod (0.020") into fragile protuberances (drill into to body of the antenna and a receiving hole) then using both CA and plastic glue to hold it in place (eg harrier wind vanes, vertical antenna, small vents with no real locating surface etc). This gives the joint a lot more strength and rigidity - almost impossible to knock off because in order to do so the steel has to rip out of the plastic. Not sure if that would work for 1/144 scale. Graham
  7. Thanks - yes the pictures are 90 deg off - I couldn't figure out how to rotate! Graham
  8. Takom's Sea Dart (used by the Royal Navy) was a fun step aside from a bunch of aircraft. The kit itself is nicely detailed and builds up into a great looking display. I decided to go with one missile on the launcher with the other having been fired off. The missiles were painted with Mr. Color and MRP paints. The launcher and base are White Ensign Models Colourcoats. Weathering was done with oils. Always fun to weather a naval subject - you can barely go wrong! I added MIG non-skid paste to the base and for what appears to be leak sealing around the doors that I saw in pictures from the
  9. Thanks for the nice comments! I agree that the Harrier definitely got better looking with age.
  10. Thanks - it was pretty simple really. Pulled some gauze into a wispy shape then sprayed some Woodland Scenics glue on it a few times, bending and rolling as I went. Also used a brush to paint streaks with glue then sprinkled Woodland Scenics snow over and shook off the excess.
  11. I've used them a couple of times and I really like them. They work a treat. They are easy to trim to whatever size you need. Graham
  12. Here’s a few pics of the Hasegawa Harrier GR.9 (ZD320) assigned to BAe for testing and evaluation purposes. The Vingtor decals for this were used, as were some kit plus the Eduard GR.7/9 stencil set. Also used Eduard’s TIALD Pod (with a pylon made from the strake) and GR.7 Cockpit Details; Reskit GBU-24s and AIM-9M; and L’Arsenal’s Paveway IV. Metallic Details weighted wheels and gear detail PE were added too. I had a bit of trouble with the canopy - originally I intended to use the Phase Hangar det cord, but somehow ended up with some residual glue on the plastic which needed t
  13. Reedoak has some nice figures http://reedoak.com/#!/US-Army/c/72627697/offset=10 Didn't see a standing crew chief but maybe one of the other figures could work for you. Graham
  14. Here’s some pics of my recently completed Harrier GR.5 in the Pegasus 11-61 (up-powered engine) livery – decals by Vingtor. To add some interest I integrated the GR.7 engine from Blackdog with my premise being that the engine as trialed in the GR.5 before being used in the GR.7. The engine is a pretty good drop in fit and while I was worried about how to paint it the process went pretty easily with a fine paint brush. Also used an Aires MB 12 ejection seat, some PE from a GR.7 upgrade set (Eduard) and Metallic Details detailing set for wheels and cockpit. Also used the weighted
  15. I've got a bagged Monogram harrier kit (#5420) you could have - no charge except shipping. Graham
  16. Those came out so nice - you're going to have to market those suckers! What an incredible amount of thought and effort you've put into this. Graham
  17. Good morning, Gary - I was wondering if you still had this kit available for sale? Graham
  18. Wow - that's a great solution for those pesky slats! I think they also use those on the outboard side - so flat on the inboard, cambered on the slat between the engines and outboard of the engine.
  19. Some pics in this might help - I'd say the curved end is outboard (pic on page 18). Let e know if you can't see the file and I'll figure out how to get it to you some other way - it's a collection of info I put together for when I get to doing one myself! Graham 1304968791_747FlapAssembly.docx
  20. That's beautiful - lovely finish on the paint!
  21. Thanks all for the very kind comments! It is nice when the result comes close to the way my brain envisioned it at the start! Graham
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