1/72 Hasegawa Harrier GR7

by Pete Morgan



This is the Hasegawa 1/72 Harrier GR7 "Op Telic" version.  A good kit, but it's basically the AV-8 with a new nose and decal sheet.  This being the case there are a number of "Brit" bits missing, noticeably fairings on the wing tips and just above the ventral fin, also the seat is wrong as is the instrument panel, but all that said it is a nice kit.  Built out of the box, the only additions were a metal seat (can't remember who made it), Maverick missiles and LAU-117A launchers (from the Hasegawa weapon set, the Mav's had their rear fins removed to represent training rounds carried by the RAF), the pilot is PJ productions and the ground crew is from the Hasegawa set and finally, the decals are from Model Alliance Harrier sheet.

This is the second of 3 commissions for a colleague, just the Nimrod to go!


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Photos and text by Pete Morgan