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Sea Harrier FRS-1 1/24th scale.

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The Airfix 24th scale Harrier has been around since the early seventies.

It was re-issued with new parts to allow it to be built as the FRS-1.

For it's Size it is a basic kit, with basic detail in the cockpit, and other detail sacrificed for working features.

I decided to have a go at updating my model.

I got hold of Flightline's extensive etched set plus some resin parts from Heritage aviation.

Heritage aviation's stuff was a big disappointment!

Poor casting finish, rough surfaces, air bubbles and the mould were obviously past their best.

The Intakes and wheels were all I used.

The rest of the details were scratch built.

I completely scratch built the ejector seat and I used the 2D etched part on the airwaves set for the nose undercarriage plumbing to make a 3D version from plastic card, rod and lead wire.

The model was painted with Xtracolor enamels and the decals are the kits, representing a machine from 899 squadron during the Falklands war which had been involved in three shoot downs of Argentine aircraft.



























Thanks for looking!

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