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patricksparks last won the day on August 16 2019

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  1. No updates on this build, have been working on some other projects.
  2. Unfortunately I won't be sending these to Harold, I have far too much more work to do on all 6 of the ordinance racks to get them done. Sorry
  3. The base is made all out of styrene sheet, the walk ways are made of textured abs sheet. Thank you for the compliments !!!
  4. Working on the outboard weapons pylons, the first photo shows the Hobby Boss original part, the fairings on both sides of the pylon are way too shallow, I sanded everything off and made new ones from 1/8" thick styrene. I scraped a radius onto some 1/8" to create a quarter round strip which goes between the sway braces. I wasn't going to put the sway braces on the outer pylons as I was pretty certain that I would put sidewinders on them, but I came across a photo that I had not seen before of a Harrier carrying sidewinders and the sway braces were in place. All is just taped together right now.
  5. Put together the first blush on the bomb racks, the shackles , sway braces and knobs are all printed parts, I used 080 flat head screws and nuts for sway brace pads.
  6. Other than a clear cover, the pod is done !!! fun project, the pod can be rotated 360 degrees on the base with all power on. https://i.imgur.com/Xsa3Mbq.mp4 music installed in the base.
  7. Not a whole lot of progress, been working on my sci-fy pod. Me and an engineer that I work with decided to buy an ultra violet led resin printer, $350, it prints really well for the cost which I split with my co-worker. He has drawn and printed some parts for the Harrier, these parts are the "knobs" that are on either side of the wing mounted ordanance racks, 2 different sizes and 2 different styles that go on either side. Also he has printed the sway braces and I have put flat head 080 machine screws with nuts to represent the limiter pads that adjust up to the ordanace hung on the racks. He is also going to print the shackles that will fit inside the rack to attach the sway braces to as well as some other details that go onto the sides of the racks.
  8. Finally got around to working on the "ear muffs" still have to put some decals on them, they fit really well, I'm not even going to glue them on. The one thing I have to say about this kit is that it is probably the best fitting kit that I've ever worked on. I have also found the sound track music from the movie and was able to download some onto my video content and now we have sound on the display(sorry no Hal speaking, but that could change...).
  9. Inching a little closer to the finish line, put all the decals on the main body, still have to paint some details here and there and put the clear lenses on the headlights. Still have to finish the "EAR MUFFS" for the 2 sides, just taking my time on this one.
  10. I have assembled a base for the pod , I used photos of the movie's scenes inside the pod bay for reference. I made a turn table from "egg crate" styrene that is used for ceilings as light diffusers and heat and air returns. The pod will be able to rotate 360 degrees , I have installed a 12 wire commutator that has all the video/electric running through it and allows free turning.
  11. Have been working on this project for the last few months, I was able to find some miniature TV screens and some small digital media players to replicate the information screens in the cockpit. It has been a challenge to say the least.... hopefully you can see the video. https://imgur.com/a/sECnkxW
  12. I don't think you need 2 kits, the YB-40s were base on "F" airframes and most photos I have seen show no "Cheek guns" with the "G" fairings and the chin turret on the YB-40 is not the same shape as the production chin turrets. Hope this might help.
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