by Bernhard Schrock
1/48 scale pre-painted AV-8B is available online from
Here is some Marine-Muscle from McDonnell Douglas - Monogram's AV-8B
Harrier in 1/48.
I started with the "old" Monogram kit and bought it the very beautiful
cockpit from Black Box.
All trailing edges of the wings and control surfaces were a little bit
too thick, so I thinned them down. Some details including navigation
lights were made from clear plastic (CMK). New antennae as well and
brake lines came next, and lenses from MV-Products for the undercarriage
The fabrication of the explosive cord inside the canopy was particularly
entertaining. I made a jig from a board and nails and then bent the
explosive cord from 0.3 mm soldering wire.
The markings are from the very beautiful AV-8B Two Bobs Aviation
Graphics decal sheet. The sheet is printed very clearly and can be very
Many thanks for the kind support by Two Bobs (picture of the real
plane #50 IFOR ) and Jens Popp/JPS-Modell (support with the decal
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