1/72 Hasegawa AV-Harrier II Plus

Gallery Article by Mike Keane on Nov 2 2010


The build was basically OOB for the kit with some scratch building for the diorama deck tractors. The carrier weapons and fire tractors are from Verlinden, the carrier deck from JustPlaneStuff and the figures, weapons and other equipment from Hasegawa weapons series.  Both Model Master and Tamiya acrylics were used in addition to Vallejo Model Colors for the figures.

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It was a straight forward kit to build without any fit problems.  Needless to say, more time was spent on the diorama pieces than the plane.  The ocean background shots cost me a cruise to Bermuda.  I was fortunate enough to see a live demonstration of the Harrier's capabilities at the Atlantic City Air show this year, which made the build more enjoyable. 

Thanks for looking!

Mike Keane

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Photos and text by Mike Keane