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AV-8 Harrier ?

Old 04-23-2002, 10:10 PM
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does any one know how to scale up a 1/24th scale plastic AV-8 Harrier to 1/6th scale ?, or is their a set of plans out there, thanks for the help,
Old 04-24-2002, 12:27 AM
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Default Scaling up plastic models

I've used several methods.

The most accurate one is to make marks, or use narrow masking tape, to define a bunch of cross-sections of the assembled parts. Then use a band saw to (Carefully!) cut up the model into slices. You can then trace the slices onto graph paper, and use the grid as your reference to scale it up.

Other methods I've tried, such as using contour gauges, etc., haven't been as precise as actually tracing the part. I also read of a method where you bend a piece of wire or solder to the contour, then trace the bent wire. Not very precise, in my opinion.

Of course, if it's an option for you, try and get someone to "3D scan" it into a CAD program and scale it up from there.

One other thing that probably won't work, but couldn't hurt to try, is find the kit you think is most accurate, then call or write the company and beg for drawings.

Here's a site with 24 reviews of plastic Harrier kits.

There's a reasonable 3-view at

Good luck.

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