Friday, July 22

New Zotz Harriers in 1/32

PhotobucketZotz from Mexico have released two new sheets of decals for the Harrier II and Gr7 harriers respectively – the first being for the advanced harrier and covering US, Spanish and Indian harriers, the second being for British Harriers during the Afghanistan Operations “Telic & Herrick” as well as some display aircraft in Germany and another on deployment to Norway in 2004. These sheets are in 1/32 and are made by modellers for modellers – On Large Scale Planes, there was a kind of “Suggestion Box” where you could put forward your own favourite scheme and these schemes won out.

Let’s have a look at the First sheet of the Harrier II in US/Spanish and Italian service first
Interesting to see an Italian Harrier!!
The UK GR7 sheet I particularly like – it is adorned with a few aircraft I would like to portray – a “Shark mouthed” Harrier from “Operation Telic” as well as some nice silhouetted cover girls artwork that was later covered over so as not to upset the local populace. The silhouettes belonging to famous page three “stunners” Lucy Pinder and Michelle Marsh. Let’s hope these decals aren’t the last with nose art to grace our eyes!!
Michelle and Lucy in Afghanistan on a visit to the troops in front of the plane Michelle signed
Can you believe they covered it up? Lucy's plane below -the "PC gone mad" version. After all, these machines are designed to kill people.

The last scheme on these sheets is for the interesting camouflaged Harriers that took part in an exercise in frosty Norway in 2004 – these aircraft were painted in Grey/White camo and would look striking on any modelling bench or display case – I couldn’t choose!
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