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.
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!
Photos and text © by Joshua Stockdale