Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some
form of model building activity. This site has been created to help me chronicle
my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which
all began in Mayo, MD
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Harrier Jump Jet
part of my attempt (unsuccessful) to get Philip interested in building models, we built this Harrier kit. It was
sometime around 1996, when we were living in Palm Bay, FL.
You can't see it from this picture, but scale
camouflage was done using a cardboard cutout mask of the pattern outlines, then holding it just above the base
color and spraying. It produced a nice blended line rather than a sharp edge that using masking tape would have