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Readers’ Gallery: George Collazo’s 1/48 Hasegawa AV-8B Harrier II

George Collazo finished this awesome looking US Marine Harrier, complete with a shot of it “in-flight”! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome work. And be sure and check out George’s website, Model Kits Review!

I started this Harrier about 3 to 4 months ago, I did hit a few fit issues. No big deal, but I was getting involved with some 1/72 and 1/35 armor builds. After finishing a Tamiya Quad Gun Tractor last week, I decided to pull the Harrier out of the showcase. Since I bought this kit from LHS, I wanted Marines markings, but they only had the Italian Navy version. So, I had to order a set of OIF markings from Super Scale Decals (48-947) from Sprue Brothers.

Some gaps between the fuselage and wings were filled with A+B Epoxy which can be smoothed with cotton swabs and saliva (don’t ask me why, I don’t know, it works better than moistened with water). Putty on those areas would have been near to impossible to sand.