Monday, November 29, 2010

The "Semper Fi Harrier" work: Hasegawa 1/72.

At the time I made this model I was very influenced by Shigeo Koike´s boxart works so I tried to give the model a sort of illustration look. The photo-montage of the first pic is made using the cloudy sky of Mr. Koike´s "LOCKHEED VEGA" illustration.
This U.S.M.C. AV-8B Harrier II Plus is made almost from the box, with no aftermarket at all. Only minimun detail in cockpit and landing gear done with rods of stretched sprue and styrene sheets, the seat belts were made with stripes of Tamiya masking tape.
The model was painted using Model Air colors. The weathering is done first with some spots of oil colors blended with white spirit, then I shadowed some panel lines with masking tape and Tamiya Smoke. I marked the panel lines with a fine pencil and black oil paint for the lines of moving elements, the rivets were also imitated with the pencil. The characteristic fluid leaks and stains of dragged dirt were imitated with a 4B graphite pencil and a blending stump.
This was a very quick model and so very funny to build.

Diego Quijano.


  1. hello how are you.
    i've arrived here from the arc forums.
    well wonderfull work really stuning, i' have a 72 harrier on my production line, so yours will be a great inspiration when i start on that.

    really great job, your spanish hornet its incredible.

    hope te see more of your work soon.

    Regards From Chile

  2. Diego, que fantastico talento tenes!!

    Me gustaria hicieras un tutorial sobre pintura de cockpits y asientos eyectables.... es posible?

    Muchas gracias y te mando un abrazo desde Argentina.

    1. Muchas gracias por tus palabras. A ver si saco algo de tiempo para hacer ese tutorial.
      Un abrazo.