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Trumpeter's 1/32 scale
AV-8B Night Attack Harrier

by William Schurr

AV-8B Night Attack Harrier


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Trumpeter's 1/32 scale AV-8B Harrier II is availale online from Squadron

Description

 

This is the splendid Trumpeter 1/32 scale AV-8B Night Attack Harrier finished in the new paint scheme. After seeing pictures of this paint job, I thought Trumpeter's excellent kit would look interesting and refreshing in this scheme.

I pretty much built this kit right out of the box and found everything fit without any problems. The only embellishments made were to the already superb Stencil ejection seat. I added a set of harnesses from the Eduard pre-painted F-18 harness set. The cockpit and console detail was so good I decided to go with it as is. The ordnance in this kit is also quite usable. For interest sake, I decided on an asymmetrical configuration. I simulated a "rough" finish on the Mk 82's on station 2 and went with the Ghost Gray color. I also decided on a "slant load" consisting of 2 bombs vs. 3 just to stimulate conversation. The Lightning II pod is from Isracast. All of the other stores and suspension equipment are box stock.

I used Xtracolor 36118 on the uppers and 35237 below. To accent etched detail I used black watercolor missed with a few drops of water and a drop or ewo of liquid soap then paint this in to all recesses. After this sets up, I wiped away the excess. The markings for VMFA 513 "Flying Nightmares"were partially airbrushed and decals were cobbled together from my spares box to match the FS 35237 color on the prototype.

I have got the recently released AV-8B Harrier II waiting in the wings (no pun) and I think I'll do it in the same scheme but in a colorful C.O.'s jet scheme which I'm hoping Two Bobs will do a la their recent 1/48 scale releases.

 

  • Trumpeter 1/32 scale AV-8B Harrier Night Attack by William Schurr: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 scale AV-8B Harrier Night Attack by William Schurr: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 scale AV-8B Harrier Night Attack by William Schurr: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 scale AV-8B Harrier Night Attack by William Schurr: Image
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Last Updated 23 December, 2010

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