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Harrier Assembly (TUBX12)

Harrier Assembly (TUBX12)

How to assemble your AV-8 Harriers.

Check out the AV-8 Harrier Attack Flight spotlight here...

Harrier Assembly (TUBX12)
Assembling the Harrier
Step 1. Glue the nose cone on to the body.  Below: The nose cone attached correctly.
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Step 2. Attach the refueling probe to the left hand side of the fuselage.  Below: The probe in position.
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Step 3. Next, attach the horizontal stabilisers to the tail section of the Harrier.
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Step 4.  Attach the Cluster bombs to the bomb racks on the underside of the wings.
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Assembling The Flight Stand
Step One
Cut the parts of the flight stand off the plastic sprue using a sharp hobby knife or a pair of hobby cutters.
Cutting the parts off the plastic sprue Cutting the parts off the plastic sprue Cutting the parts off the plastic sprue
The stalk of the flight stand attached to the base

Step Two
Attach the stem to the flight stand base. The hard plastic of the flight stand will bond firmly with plastic cement, but you can also use superglue.

There are two sizes of stem; the standard practice is to use the shorter stem for helicopters and the tall stem for strike aircraft, to bolster the impression that they are flying at a higher altitude. But there's no reason you shouldn't use the tall stem for helicopters if you like how it looks.

Left: The stem attached to the base.

Step Three
Add the magnet cap to the top of the stem. The cap fits snugly to the top of the stem, so you will only need a small amount of glue to neatly secure the magnet cap in place.

Step Four
The cap has a recess to hold one of the supplied rare-earth magnets, to create a solid connection between the stand and the aircraft model. The tabs at the front and back help keep the aircraft pointing in the right direction.
The magnet cap on top of the stork Adding a magnet to the cap
Step Five
The bottom of the aircraft has a recess for a magnet and slots to match with the tabs on the cap.
Step Six
A second magnet is the glued into the recess, making sure the polarities match.
Step Seven 
Mated perfectly, the flight stand, aircraft and magnets create a solid, stable connection.
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Below: An assembled Harrier on its flight stand.
Harrier Assembly (TUBX12)


Last Updated On Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by Charlie at Battlefront