The update this week is a little early. My Wife and I are celebrating our anniversary of 30 wonderful years! Anyhow, this next build is a commission build. The client supported the Marine squadron VMA-223 in Afghanistan in 2011. In appreciation of his support they carried an American flag on a mission aboard and aircraft call sign “ALAMO 12”. Upon their return the American flag and a certificate were presented to him. I have been commissioned to replicate the aircraft. The client supplied the 1/48 Revell kit to use for this build.
The build itself will be mostly out of the box with some scratch built add-ons. I will need to add the front sensor pod above the nose, modify the nose, extend the tail scoop, and add the two chaff panels in the top half of the fuselage near the tail. All of the decals will be made custom for this build.
I have the cockpit completed and the fuselage together. I also had to do some work on the canopy and am now working on the fuselage modifications now. Stay tuned for this interesting build.
You can see all the photos and details from the start in my build log at: 1/48 AV-8B Harrier