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Adam Carter (animcom)

The Big Harrier Build

Here she is, she's bigger than my work space and quite frankly I'm scared. Hoping to get this done by Christmas, wish me luck


What a monster. Have fun!
14 November 2013, 19:39
Wim van der Luijt
Good Luck! (what a monster!)
14 November 2013, 19:46
Oooo pass popcorn..
14 November 2013, 19:56
Greg Solomon
Time for a bigger work bench! Good luck!
14 November 2013, 19:57
Adam Carter
Two full days of work and I've got the cockpit sorted and the major work on the engine. All this and I got the shopping done!
17 November 2013, 16:54
Christian Bruer
Nice start on this huge bird. Looking forward to the next step. Cheers, Christian
17 November 2013, 21:25
Nice start Adam, Going to add some handles to that bang seat?
17 November 2013, 21:27
Adam Carter
Well I'd love to but am a bit rubbish so you're going to have to tell me how I get a pre painted PE set for this as I can't find one anywhere! It's that or you'll have to tell me how to scratch build the handles and some seat belts! Lol. Many thanks for the compliments BTW
17 November 2013, 22:31
Hehe Adam, I'll be delighted too..

First the actuall seat your aiming for is a MB Mk9


So give that a look over and it will show you what your trying to replicate.

I'll post some links for how to make the belts in a bit
17 November 2013, 23:08
Adam Carter
Always there when I need you Augie
18 November 2013, 07:30
Gerald Willing
18 November 2013, 10:03
Heico van der Heide
Holy cow! Thats a big one...
18 November 2013, 10:58
Adam Carter
why thank you Heico
18 November 2013, 11:21
Adam Carter
Just ordered a seat belt PE set from Hannants, it's for WW2 era (late) planes but thought I'd give them a go as never used them before. Any tips?
18 November 2013, 18:35
It's so big, are you going to use a wall roller to paint it? Don't quit now!! LOL Gary
18 November 2013, 18:58
Hey adam here is a good one for foil belts..

18 November 2013, 21:48
Adam Carter
many thanks Augie
19 November 2013, 09:33
Adam Carter
All the gubbins are in the fuselage now, just need to put the engine in and stick the other half on. Frankly, I'm not looking forward to this as I can tell already that the fuselage has warped. It's gonna be one of those 'I wish I had four hands' builds me thinks! The little Tamiya Lightning was a perfect chill out build btw, highly recommended. Wish me luck and as ever, thanks for watching.
24 November 2013, 22:41
Adam Carter
Also, has anyone else noticed the amount of these on other forums that never get finished, determined not to join that gang. I will finish this Big Bird!!!!!!
24 November 2013, 22:43
Lol Yes adam.. I have noticed the number of DNF... I've got a few of those myself..
24 November 2013, 23:04
Adam Carter
Really? I have this major OCD thing where I have to finish it before I start the next major one. I just do the little planes mid build as like a chill out remedy
24 November 2013, 23:34
🙂 it happens to us all, I have 3 which are DNF's..

A Mig-27 which just drove me insane, A Wess*x the Nose melted after bad paint, and a tomcat where the body was warped past recovery.
24 November 2013, 23:38
Adam Carter
The body on this is warped so I think I'll have to melt the two halves together!
25 November 2013, 07:06
hot water perhaps to straighten?
25 November 2013, 19:18
Adam Carter
Tried it, it just will not set true, but it's a very old mold now so I shouldn't moan I suppose. Does anyone have any ideas how to make the engine fit?
26 November 2013, 07:22
Greg Solomon
You can always "gulp" render it as a crashed Harrier...
27 November 2013, 00:05
Greg Solomon
Like the one in the movie "True Lies"...
27 November 2013, 00:05
Greg Solomon
Hang the bad guy from a missile!
27 November 2013, 00:06
Adam Carter
I'm literally loosing it with this build! GO IN ENGINE!!!!!!!!
27 November 2013, 16:30
Keith Gervasi
GOOD GRIEF!!!! That is bigger than my work bench!
27 November 2013, 17:10
Adam Carter
Even if I did a crash dio, I'd still have to put the sodding engine in! Lo
27 November 2013, 18:44
charlie whitten
once saw on hanging in a model shop and could not beleve the size
24 November 2021, 00:46
I was lucky to find one on line and it is in the stash presently. I was able to get a metal pitot tube and resin wheels for it as well as the cammo mask and replacement decals (I am doing a USMC bird). I will be watching!
24 November 2021, 19:22
Maciej Bellos
24 November 2021, 22:04
Robert Podkoński
My goodness! - it looks like she could actually fly with the working modellers' jet engine installed... Watching with pleasure 🙂
24 November 2021, 22:42


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