1/48 Airfix Sea Harrier Indian Navy

Gallery Article by Aamod Potdar on Dec 4 2015

  India Navy Day 

 

      

Would like to commemorate this build to Indian Navy on the eve of Indian Navy Day that falls on 4th of December 2015. Though this is not my first Sea Harrier build, first being 72nd scale Italeri build, I truly enjoyed building this kit considering it being really old tooling. 

The kit was built totally out of the box including amazing decals from Cartograf.

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Even though boxing looks new, the tooling is still from the mid 80's with raised panel lines, lot of flash and fit issues. One has to be very careful not to sand out the raised panel lines while trying to fix the fit issues. Only consolation is excellent decal sheet from Cartograf which is quite extensive and of high quality. I decided to stick with original 1982 paint scheme and hence avoided weathering the aircraft. 

This build is also part of group build of Indian Scale Modelers group where participating members are going to build a Indian Naval subject as commemoration to Indian Navy. So one can expect few more Indian Navy subjects.

Jai Hind

Aamod Potdar

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Photos and text by Aamod Potdar