Sea Harrier Fa.2
Hi folks, it has been a while!
I'm typing this on a boat, currently off the coast of Senegal... if that explains why I haven't posted a lot of articles recently.
The kit had its up's and down's I found during assembly...
While building I always note different points to talk about in the final article, but tend to forget most of them six months later when it comes to writing.
But here goes...
The surface detail and molding is amazing.
The instructions weren't too legible, although I've heard this can be the case with a lot of Kinetic kits.
If you were to build it, I would forget about the internal mechanism for moving the nozzles, that doesn't really seem to work.
I had a bit of trouble fitting the front end and nose together, but maybe that was down to installing the aftermarket cockpit detail. To be fair it's normally my fault when something goes wrong, so that was probably the case.
A decent choice when it comes to armaments. I went for an air to air set up, although you have gun pods and anti ship missiles in the box if you so choose.
The kit art is that of one of the retirement liveries, and you get the decals to replicate, however I tend to prefer more of an active service look to my jets.
Overall I'd recommend the kit, more pro's than con's. Just omit the 'working' nozzles!
So anyway, long story short for those of you I haven't spoke to in a while.
I got back into the marine environment for work, so I can build but I can't paint! I currently have four works in progress sat at home on the shelves unpainted.
So in no particular order...
1/35 T-14 Armata
1/35 full patriot missile system with tractor and radar
1/700 USS Missouri
I promise I will paint them before I die, so you will see them at some point. And I've just ordered five new display cases, so all good intention is there.
I have a finished LMP-1 car to post soon also.
Thanks for looking and see you soon!
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