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1/72 Harrier GR.1N
« on: 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.


Harrier-GR.4N-03
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Harrier-GR.4N-02
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« Last Edit: June 24, 2018, 06:42:01 AM by The Big Gimper »
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Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.4N
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2018, 07:42:14 AM »
 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Now we're talking ---   :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

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Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.4N
« Reply #2 on: 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?

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Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.4N
« Reply #3 on: 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.
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Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.4N
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2018, 11:00:14 AM »
I really like this concept! It's like a faster, hotter sister of the He 162 Salamander.

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Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.4N
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2018, 09:56:15 PM »
This looks like a winner!!

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Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.4N
« Reply #6 on: 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?

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Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.4N
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2018, 04:05:55 AM »
looks good

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Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.4N
« Reply #8 on: 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?
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Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.4N
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2018, 11:37:48 PM »
Y-tail, the aforementioned T-tail, V-tail, ^-tail (inverted-V), duck-tail. ;)
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Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.4N
« Reply #10 on: 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.
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Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.1N
« Reply #11 on: 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


GR.1N-01
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GR.1N-02
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GR.1N-03
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Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.1N
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2018, 01:16:21 AM »
 8)  :-* :-* :-*  Looking forward to you finishing this, looks bril.   >:( >:(
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Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.1N
« Reply #13 on: 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".

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Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.1N
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2018, 08:30:14 AM »
Kind of reminds me (just a little) of the Pelican in the early HALO games
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Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.1N
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2018, 05:37:35 AM »
All the bits are glued on. First coat of primer.


GR.1N-07
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Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.1N
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2018, 01:13:20 PM »
Love this. :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

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Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.1N
« Reply #17 on: 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!

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Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.1N
« Reply #18 on: 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.
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Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.1N
« Reply #19 on: 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

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Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.1N
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2018, 07:56:07 AM »
Getting close. And, yes I did break the pitot tube off.


GR.1N-09
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Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.1N
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2018, 08:19:39 AM »
And, yes I did break the pitot tube off.

Doesn't everybody? ???
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Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.1N
« Reply #22 on: 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!

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Re: 1/72 Harrier GR.1N
« Reply #23 on: 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
« Reply #24 on: 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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