Beyond The Sprues

Current and Finished Projects => Physical Models => Aero-space => : The Big Gimper June 21, 2018, 02:22:00 AM

: 1/72 Harrier GR.1N
: The Big Gimper June 21, 2018, 02:22:00 AM
Another result of taking my "Getoffyouassium" anti-procrastination drug.

I have known many of you 7 years or more so I think I have good idea of what keeps you awake at night.

One item I know is in your thoughts is what a T-tailed twin tailed Harrier / AV-8 would look like? Well you can sleep soundly tonight as I have found the solution.

This is the Fujimi GR.3. I used 1/100 A-6 horizontal stabs and 1/72 Do 217 vertical stabs. I will be adding other surprises as the build moves forward. This kit donated it's horizontal stabs to my AV-8X build.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1825/42206204824_294e576663_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27iBQfC)
Harrier-GR.4N-03 (https://flic.kr/p/27iBQfC) by Big Gimper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/21812089@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1827/42023334015_046ce0abb1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/272sz8D)
Harrier-GR.4N-01A (https://flic.kr/p/272sz8D) by Big Gimper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/21812089@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1827/42206205474_03788d20b6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27iBQrQ)
Harrier-GR.4N-02 (https://flic.kr/p/27iBQrQ) by Big Gimper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/21812089@N02/), on Flickr
: Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.4N
: kitnut617 June 21, 2018, 07:42:14 AM
 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Now we're talking ---   :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:
: Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.4N
: TurboCoupeTurbo June 21, 2018, 10:22:49 AM
Looks a treat.

But... wouldn't that be "twin-tailed" and not "T-tailed"?  Or are my t's different than yours?
: Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.4N
: The Big Gimper June 21, 2018, 10:28:15 AM
Looks a treat.

But... wouldn't that be "twin-tailed" and not "T-tailed"?  Or are my t's different than yours?

You are right TCT. My error. Fixed to be twin-tailed.
: Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.4N
: Brian da Basher June 21, 2018, 11:00:14 AM
I really like this concept! It's like a faster, hotter sister of the He 162 Salamander.

Your imagination is limitless, Mr Gimper.

Brian da Basher
: Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.4N
: kerick June 21, 2018, 09:56:15 PM
This looks like a winner!!
: Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.4N
: TurboCoupeTurbo June 22, 2018, 12:50:31 AM
Looks a treat.

But... wouldn't that be "twin-tailed" and not "T-tailed"?  Or are my t's different than yours?

You are right TCT. My error. Fixed to be twin-tailed.

No worries.  But thinking about now, I wonder how a T-tailed Harriet would look?  Maybe one of the big wing late models?
: Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.4N
: Camthalion June 22, 2018, 04:05:55 AM
looks good
: Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.4N
: ChernayaAkula June 22, 2018, 11:04:04 PM
Wicked cool!  8)

X-tail. Twin tail. What's next?  :icon_beer:



Big wing, twin boom (with main landing gear) with F-35B-ish hot swivel nozzle?
:icon_surprised:
: Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.4N
: Old Wombat June 22, 2018, 11:37:48 PM
Y-tail, the aforementioned T-tail, V-tail, ^-tail (inverted-V), duck-tail. ;)
: Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.4N
: The Big Gimper June 22, 2018, 11:47:41 PM
Wicked cool!  8)

X-tail. Twin tail. What's next?  :icon_beer:



Big wing, twin boom (with main landing gear) with F-35B-ish hot swivel nozzle?
:icon_surprised:

Good ideas. Thank you. Actually I have another Harrier concept but I'll share it once I get past the 1/2 way point on the build.
: Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.1N
: The Big Gimper June 24, 2018, 07:28:32 PM
Here are some WIP shots of my now renamed GR.1N. It will be part of the NATO "NADA" force. I'll provide the history at the end of the build.

Now is this build:

A) Harrier Heroics?
B) Harrier Heresy?
C) Harrier What-the-hell?
D) Harrier Hemp induced madness? (Canada will legalize Hemp in the fall)
E) All of the above
F) Send this guy packing as he crossed-the-line

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1768/42980602151_e27c46dbbf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28u3PAF)
GR.1N-01 (https://flic.kr/p/28u3PAF) by Big Gimper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/21812089@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1794/28112222007_29866fe84e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JQbubT)
GR.1N-02 (https://flic.kr/p/JQbubT) by Big Gimper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/21812089@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/876/28112221167_d0ebd559a5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JQbtWp)
GR.1N-03 (https://flic.kr/p/JQbtWp) by Big Gimper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/21812089@N02/), on Flickr

: Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.1N
: pigflyer June 25, 2018, 01:16:21 AM
 8)  :-* :-* :-*  Looking forward to you finishing this, looks bril.   >:( >:(
: Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.1N
: elmayerle June 25, 2018, 03:54:53 AM
Here are some WIP shots of my now renamed GR.1N. It will be part of the NATO "NADA" force. I'll provide the history at the end of the build.

Now is this build:

A) Harrier Heroics?
B) Harrier Heresy?
C) Harrier What-the-hell?
D) Harrier Hemp induced madness? (Canada will legalize Hemp in the fall)
E) All of the above
F) Send this guy packing as he crossed-the-line

I'll go for "E".
: Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.1N
: Jeffry Fontaine June 25, 2018, 08:30:14 AM
Kind of reminds me (just a little) of the Pelican in the early HALO games
: Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.1N
: The Big Gimper July 02, 2018, 05:37:35 AM
All the bits are glued on. First coat of primer.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1806/43137869611_fc8dee2b6f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28HWRJB)
GR.1N-07 (https://flic.kr/p/28HWRJB) by Big Gimper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/21812089@N02/), on Flickr
: Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.1N
: ysi_maniac July 04, 2018, 01:13:20 PM
Love this. :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:
: Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.1N
: kitnut617 July 04, 2018, 08:08:44 PM
You know Carl, the more I look at this the more I'd like to build one like it.  I've got this Heller BobKit T.4 in the stash and some spare A-10 fins ------------ hmmm!
: Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.1N
: The Big Gimper July 04, 2018, 08:27:43 PM
You know Carl, the more I look at this the more I'd like to build one like it.  I've got this Heller BobKit T.4 in the stash and some spare A-10 fins ------------ hmmm!

My brain wave suppression tin foil hat has failed me once again! I too have the Heller TAV-8B kit (ex-Airfix) and have planned for the same conversion.

My current hat is still leaking as you are 3,499 Km away. Will have to add another layer or two.
: Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.1N
: kitnut617 July 04, 2018, 09:08:53 PM
You know Carl, the more I look at this the more I'd like to build one like it.  I've got this Heller BobKit T.4 in the stash and some spare A-10 fins ------------ hmmm!

My brain wave suppression tin foil hat has failed me once again! I too have the Heller TAV-8B kit (ex-Airfix) and have planned for the same conversion.

My current hat is still leaking as you are 3,499 Km away. Will have to add another layer or two.

 :icon_meditation: think on this I will  :icon_meditation:        ;D
: Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.1N
: The Big Gimper July 12, 2018, 07:56:07 AM
Getting close. And, yes I did break the pitot tube off.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1824/41543217410_0e2b780633_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26i2Rc9)
GR.1N-09 (https://flic.kr/p/26i2Rc9) by Big Gimper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/21812089@N02/), on Flickr
: Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.1N
: Old Wombat July 12, 2018, 08:19:39 AM
And, yes I did break the pitot tube off.

Doesn't everybody? ???
: Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.1N
: Brian da Basher July 12, 2018, 07:32:47 PM
I feel your pain, Mr Gimper. I snap those doggone things off every time like they're going out of style.

The person that comes up with a pitot tube that stays put will earn everything they make on it and then some!

That's a great looking bird and I'm enjoying the play-by-play!

Brian da Basher
: Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.1N
: Jeffry Fontaine July 13, 2018, 02:43:19 AM
You know Carl, the more I look at this the more I'd like to build one like it.  I've got this Heller BobKit T.4 in the stash and some spare A-10 fins ------------ hmmm!
My brain wave suppression tin foil hat has failed me once again! I too have the Heller TAV-8B kit (ex-Airfix) and have planned for the same conversion.

My current hat is still leaking as you are 3,499 Km away. Will have to add another layer or two.


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: Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.1N
: The Big Gimper July 13, 2018, 03:00:30 AM
You know Carl, the more I look at this the more I'd like to build one like it.  I've got this Heller BobKit T.4 in the stash and some spare A-10 fins ------------ hmmm!
My brain wave suppression tin foil hat has failed me once again! I too have the Heller TAV-8B kit (ex-Airfix) and have planned for the same conversion.

My current hat is still leaking as you are 3,499 Km away. Will have to add another layer or two.



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