1/72 Harrier GR3 in a Winter Coat - Part 3...Paint on!

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1/72 Harrier GR3 in a Winter Coat - Part 3...Paint on!

Joined: January 3rd, 2010, 9:51 pm

November 24th, 2011, 1:01 am #1

Hey everyone,

As our winter begins to turn cold, thought I would give a quick update on the Airfix Harrier that I'm building when the P-38 gets the better of me (more on that one soon!)

Glued the enging intakes on each side, having drilled out the top 4 doors (as they hang open with gravity) and filled the others. Also some filler on the top of the fuselage and on the wing roots (still trying to master that skill)



A quick shot of Halfords Grey automotive plastic primer - I love this stuff; it dries quick and the finish is really nice (even if my build isn't)



Then some dark green camo - this got overpainted with white for the Artic deployment which tended to wear off so not too worried about the finish at this stage



Thought I would give "salt weathering" a go on this one. Read up on it and watched some online videos and seemed straightforward enough. That's just table salt sprinkled on some areas pre-brushed with water.



Then a rattle can top coat of white. After trying the Humbrol Matt White previously on the War at Night Mosquito build (which was a disaster), I asked some guys in the club and a couple recommend Halfords plastic primer in White. I know, I know, it's primer and not meant to be the final coat but it went on waay better than the Humbrol and it's going to be grungy anyway...



I must have missed a step on this weathering as trying to get the salt off was an absolute pain in the jump jets. It probably didn't help that i didn't have a stiff enough brush to remove it. Lesson learned for sure and I guess it turned out ok.

And finally the other camo colour of Dark Grey (Airfix instructions said Medium but that looked too light). This one is Gunship Grey from the Revell Aqua Colour range



Final step will be paint touch-ups, Future, decals, weathering and weapons.

Thanks as always, for reading and enjoy your modelling!

Best wishes,

Dermot
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November 24th, 2011, 5:45 am #2

Looking great Dermot.. fun stuff n/t
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Joined: September 18th, 2007, 5:50 pm

November 24th, 2011, 6:02 am #3

Hey everyone,

As our winter begins to turn cold, thought I would give a quick update on the Airfix Harrier that I'm building when the P-38 gets the better of me (more on that one soon!)

Glued the enging intakes on each side, having drilled out the top 4 doors (as they hang open with gravity) and filled the others. Also some filler on the top of the fuselage and on the wing roots (still trying to master that skill)



A quick shot of Halfords Grey automotive plastic primer - I love this stuff; it dries quick and the finish is really nice (even if my build isn't)



Then some dark green camo - this got overpainted with white for the Artic deployment which tended to wear off so not too worried about the finish at this stage



Thought I would give "salt weathering" a go on this one. Read up on it and watched some online videos and seemed straightforward enough. That's just table salt sprinkled on some areas pre-brushed with water.



Then a rattle can top coat of white. After trying the Humbrol Matt White previously on the War at Night Mosquito build (which was a disaster), I asked some guys in the club and a couple recommend Halfords plastic primer in White. I know, I know, it's primer and not meant to be the final coat but it went on waay better than the Humbrol and it's going to be grungy anyway...



I must have missed a step on this weathering as trying to get the salt off was an absolute pain in the jump jets. It probably didn't help that i didn't have a stiff enough brush to remove it. Lesson learned for sure and I guess it turned out ok.

And finally the other camo colour of Dark Grey (Airfix instructions said Medium but that looked too light). This one is Gunship Grey from the Revell Aqua Colour range



Final step will be paint touch-ups, Future, decals, weathering and weapons.

Thanks as always, for reading and enjoy your modelling!

Best wishes,

Dermot
Kosher, sea or basic table salt? I like the look. Going nicely
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Joined: March 31st, 2005, 3:13 pm

November 24th, 2011, 1:04 pm #4

Hey everyone,

As our winter begins to turn cold, thought I would give a quick update on the Airfix Harrier that I'm building when the P-38 gets the better of me (more on that one soon!)

Glued the enging intakes on each side, having drilled out the top 4 doors (as they hang open with gravity) and filled the others. Also some filler on the top of the fuselage and on the wing roots (still trying to master that skill)



A quick shot of Halfords Grey automotive plastic primer - I love this stuff; it dries quick and the finish is really nice (even if my build isn't)



Then some dark green camo - this got overpainted with white for the Artic deployment which tended to wear off so not too worried about the finish at this stage



Thought I would give "salt weathering" a go on this one. Read up on it and watched some online videos and seemed straightforward enough. That's just table salt sprinkled on some areas pre-brushed with water.



Then a rattle can top coat of white. After trying the Humbrol Matt White previously on the War at Night Mosquito build (which was a disaster), I asked some guys in the club and a couple recommend Halfords plastic primer in White. I know, I know, it's primer and not meant to be the final coat but it went on waay better than the Humbrol and it's going to be grungy anyway...



I must have missed a step on this weathering as trying to get the salt off was an absolute pain in the jump jets. It probably didn't help that i didn't have a stiff enough brush to remove it. Lesson learned for sure and I guess it turned out ok.

And finally the other camo colour of Dark Grey (Airfix instructions said Medium but that looked too light). This one is Gunship Grey from the Revell Aqua Colour range



Final step will be paint touch-ups, Future, decals, weathering and weapons.

Thanks as always, for reading and enjoy your modelling!

Best wishes,

Dermot
Why have you painted it twice?

The White ARTF white was just painted over the green, the base grey remained the same!

Still looks nice though.

Selwyn
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 3:06 pm

November 24th, 2011, 11:57 pm #5

Hey everyone,

As our winter begins to turn cold, thought I would give a quick update on the Airfix Harrier that I'm building when the P-38 gets the better of me (more on that one soon!)

Glued the enging intakes on each side, having drilled out the top 4 doors (as they hang open with gravity) and filled the others. Also some filler on the top of the fuselage and on the wing roots (still trying to master that skill)



A quick shot of Halfords Grey automotive plastic primer - I love this stuff; it dries quick and the finish is really nice (even if my build isn't)



Then some dark green camo - this got overpainted with white for the Artic deployment which tended to wear off so not too worried about the finish at this stage



Thought I would give "salt weathering" a go on this one. Read up on it and watched some online videos and seemed straightforward enough. That's just table salt sprinkled on some areas pre-brushed with water.



Then a rattle can top coat of white. After trying the Humbrol Matt White previously on the War at Night Mosquito build (which was a disaster), I asked some guys in the club and a couple recommend Halfords plastic primer in White. I know, I know, it's primer and not meant to be the final coat but it went on waay better than the Humbrol and it's going to be grungy anyway...



I must have missed a step on this weathering as trying to get the salt off was an absolute pain in the jump jets. It probably didn't help that i didn't have a stiff enough brush to remove it. Lesson learned for sure and I guess it turned out ok.

And finally the other camo colour of Dark Grey (Airfix instructions said Medium but that looked too light). This one is Gunship Grey from the Revell Aqua Colour range



Final step will be paint touch-ups, Future, decals, weathering and weapons.

Thanks as always, for reading and enjoy your modelling!

Best wishes,

Dermot
I have always liked that scheme.

Cheers, Vic
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Joined: April 26th, 2006, 10:40 pm

November 26th, 2011, 1:07 am #6

Hey everyone,

As our winter begins to turn cold, thought I would give a quick update on the Airfix Harrier that I'm building when the P-38 gets the better of me (more on that one soon!)

Glued the enging intakes on each side, having drilled out the top 4 doors (as they hang open with gravity) and filled the others. Also some filler on the top of the fuselage and on the wing roots (still trying to master that skill)



A quick shot of Halfords Grey automotive plastic primer - I love this stuff; it dries quick and the finish is really nice (even if my build isn't)



Then some dark green camo - this got overpainted with white for the Artic deployment which tended to wear off so not too worried about the finish at this stage



Thought I would give "salt weathering" a go on this one. Read up on it and watched some online videos and seemed straightforward enough. That's just table salt sprinkled on some areas pre-brushed with water.



Then a rattle can top coat of white. After trying the Humbrol Matt White previously on the War at Night Mosquito build (which was a disaster), I asked some guys in the club and a couple recommend Halfords plastic primer in White. I know, I know, it's primer and not meant to be the final coat but it went on waay better than the Humbrol and it's going to be grungy anyway...



I must have missed a step on this weathering as trying to get the salt off was an absolute pain in the jump jets. It probably didn't help that i didn't have a stiff enough brush to remove it. Lesson learned for sure and I guess it turned out ok.

And finally the other camo colour of Dark Grey (Airfix instructions said Medium but that looked too light). This one is Gunship Grey from the Revell Aqua Colour range



Final step will be paint touch-ups, Future, decals, weathering and weapons.

Thanks as always, for reading and enjoy your modelling!

Best wishes,

Dermot
Interesting scheme for that one, well done

Thanks,
Allan

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Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

November 29th, 2011, 11:08 pm #7

Hey everyone,

As our winter begins to turn cold, thought I would give a quick update on the Airfix Harrier that I'm building when the P-38 gets the better of me (more on that one soon!)

Glued the enging intakes on each side, having drilled out the top 4 doors (as they hang open with gravity) and filled the others. Also some filler on the top of the fuselage and on the wing roots (still trying to master that skill)



A quick shot of Halfords Grey automotive plastic primer - I love this stuff; it dries quick and the finish is really nice (even if my build isn't)



Then some dark green camo - this got overpainted with white for the Artic deployment which tended to wear off so not too worried about the finish at this stage



Thought I would give "salt weathering" a go on this one. Read up on it and watched some online videos and seemed straightforward enough. That's just table salt sprinkled on some areas pre-brushed with water.



Then a rattle can top coat of white. After trying the Humbrol Matt White previously on the War at Night Mosquito build (which was a disaster), I asked some guys in the club and a couple recommend Halfords plastic primer in White. I know, I know, it's primer and not meant to be the final coat but it went on waay better than the Humbrol and it's going to be grungy anyway...



I must have missed a step on this weathering as trying to get the salt off was an absolute pain in the jump jets. It probably didn't help that i didn't have a stiff enough brush to remove it. Lesson learned for sure and I guess it turned out ok.

And finally the other camo colour of Dark Grey (Airfix instructions said Medium but that looked too light). This one is Gunship Grey from the Revell Aqua Colour range



Final step will be paint touch-ups, Future, decals, weathering and weapons.

Thanks as always, for reading and enjoy your modelling!

Best wishes,

Dermot
If I ever get round to building a Harrier, I would love to do one in such a winter scheme too

Great work !

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