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betheyn
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Posted: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 05:24 PM UTC
Well a slight annoying glitch has befell my Harrier. The last part to do was add a dull coat before adding all the clear parts for it to be finished when low and behold the Humbrol matt coat decided to turn my model white .
It now looks like its covered in a frost.
Trying to sort it out at the moment, from various "fixes" I have found on the net.
Andy
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Posted: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 08:40 PM UTC
Andy:Very sorry to hear that. When did you applied the coat? Was it acrylic or lacquer? You should wait at least 12-24 hours before thoughts about a "fixing", mostly the white fog disappears after a while.

I did my next step, announced in my latest post. The whole pattern came not out exactly what I was aiming for, but it's o.k.; all masking could have been done more accurate.
Now decals, small parts and landing gears...



Thomas
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Posted: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 09:47 PM UTC
Just stopped in this thread because I love the Harrier and this is a great slew of Harriers indeed. Andy, sorry to hear about your finish. The Humbrol Matte; is it acrylic or enamel based? I have found laying down another clear coat using the opposite of what I initially sprayed will clear out the frost.

Regards,

Ian
betheyn
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Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 02:35 AM UTC
Hi all,
Yep it was the acrylic version, and after about 12 hours it was still frosty.
I have painted the Harrier in Revell thinners, which has done the trick, and left it completely matt, I might add, but did take out the panel line washes .
I will have to add another gloss coat, re-do the washes and pray the dull coat doesn't frost up again.
I did learn one thing on my travels around the web, looking for a fix, matt coats have talcum powder in them for the matting agent. Its that what causes the frost.
Andy
betheyn
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Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:23 PM UTC
Well it is mostly sorted with several applications of Gloss and matt coats.
Anyway its finished.



Andy
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Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 01:00 AM UTC
Nicely done Andy.

tim
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 06:30 AM UTC
Andy,

That is a malevolent looking jet. Beautiful work.
betheyn
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Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 04:40 PM UTC
Thanks Guys, really enjoyed the build, well apart from the last part which went wrong .
Great campaign idea.
Andy
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Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 09:58 PM UTC
Very well done Andy! Great build and a good fix on that "frost-issue". It's very good looking. Congrats for finishing

I'm still in the dacaling process - now it's day 3 with that estimate 200+ partial tiny decals ...



Thomas
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Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 08:21 AM UTC
Great looking Harrier Andy, can you tell me what colours you used for the greys?
betheyn
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Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016 - 02:39 AM UTC

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Great looking Harrier Andy, can you tell me what colours you used for the greys?


Thanks.
Err colours were umm (looking in the paint drawer as I have gone and put them away )
I think it was Vallejo ModelAir, Dark Sea Grey (uppers) and US Grey (lowers), I did add a little white to the Dark sea grey.
It was the Vallejo equivalent of the Gunze/Mr Color range.
Andy
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Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016 - 06:31 AM UTC

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Great looking Harrier Andy, can you tell me what colours you used for the greys?


Thanks.
Err colours were umm (looking in the paint drawer as I have gone and put them away )
I think it was Vallejo ModelAir, Dark Sea Grey (uppers) and US Grey (lowers), I did add a little white to the Dark sea grey.
It was the Vallejo equivalent of the Gunze/Mr Color range.
Andy



Perfect, thanks for the help....hopefully mine will turn out somewhere near as good as yours!!

thanks again...
goodn8
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Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 12:50 AM UTC
Okay, I call it done
There are always parts you like to change or redo but for now I
finished the 1/72 AIRFIX Hawker Siddeley Harrier Gr.3 - 4.(R) Squadron RAF, Gütersloh, Germany 1980.

Nice kit with no bigger issues. Details, panel lines etc. are really beautiful for this scale; clear parts are o.k. and the decals went on easy and smooth (a lot of tiny common stencils... )

I used Gunze for the undersides and for the metalized parts, on top there are Humbrol acrylics finally all covered with Vallejo satin. Some pastels, pigments and water based wash for weathering.

Michael, thanks for hosting! Was a fun campaign with some beautiful builds















Thomas
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Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 01:58 AM UTC
Excellent GR.3 Thomas. The natural metal finish on the Matra rocket pods looks particularly good.
tim
LinusB
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Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 01:50 PM UTC
My completed Harrier





MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 07:28 PM UTC
Very nice work everyone, this one is ending on a high note!

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 09:01 PM UTC
Hi,

Nice weathering on Harrier, Andy.
Thomas's and Linus's Harriers are also beautiful to me.

I continue my 1/72nd FRS-1. Just cover the paint. Hope to finish it.



Regards,
K.
tinbanger
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Posted: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 06:54 AM UTC
Here is an update on my entry:-



I have to work this weekend so I will not finish until Monday night
so I hope that will be ok?
goodn8
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Posted: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 01:28 PM UTC
Thank you Tim, appreciate!

Linus: Congrats for finishing - neat work & looks really nice. The different greys are good visible.

Mr. K: Thank's, very good progress on your FRS! Hope you'll make it to date.

Richard: very nice so far. For sure Michael will give you some "overdays". Happy to see more of those beautiful builds finished.
Thomas
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 06:44 PM UTC
Perhaps a one week extension, or is more needed? What does everyone think?

Michael
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Posted: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 07:49 PM UTC
Hi,

One week extension is a good chance. Richard, hope you finish your Harrier.
My FRS-1 is done with a pair of Sea Eagle and two pairs of Sidewinder.




I use enamel Tamiya XF-54 Dark Sea Grey as the main color and cover it by lacquer Mr.Color 181 semi-gloss clear. It's not dried yet completely when taking the photos,



Regards,
K.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 04:57 AM UTC
OK, you chaps have until next Sunday, the 9th, at midnight. Get cracking!

Michael
tinbanger
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Posted: Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 05:20 AM UTC

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OK, you chaps have until next Sunday, the 9th, at midnight. Get cracking!

Michael



Thank you Michael that will be enough for me.
goodn8
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Posted: Sunday, October 02, 2016 - 10:22 PM UTC
Mr.K: Very nice and clean build with the decent weathering
of a well maintained Navy-aircraft !
Very good photos too - obviously not made with a mobile phone

We had some nice sunset here, so as always I couldn't resist to take some pics in the natural light; hope you don't bother...









Thomas
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Posted: Sunday, October 02, 2016 - 11:55 PM UTC
Awesome harriers everyone! Another favourite ac of mine and some excellent models.
I'm sorry to have missed this campaign but count me in theres ever a Harriers 2 !