1/72Hasegawa AV-8B Harrier II

Gallery Article by Joshua Stockdale on Aug 12 2003

 

AV-8B Harrier II VMA-223

This is my 1/72 Hasegawa AV-8B Harrier II.  It is the first kit I have built of the Harrier and I was very pleased with the outcome.  This plane is highly detailed and easy to build.  

 

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The only thing I do not like about this kit are the decals in the cockpit, they are not highly detailed, but they are better than most kits of this scale.  I added Hasegawa's AIM-9L/M Sidewinder missiles from Weapon's Set V and Rockeye cluster bombs left over from an Italeri A-6E Intruder kit.  

I weathered my jet with a pastel and paint thinner mix and varying colors of gray paint.  I used the VMA-223 markings included in the kit, and they were great decals!    

Joshua Stockdale

      

Photos and text by Joshua Stockdale