The Seakings 7 Has 5’s and 2HC4’s from HMS Hermes were all modified from the Tamija SH3H American version as well as the Harriers which were originally AV8’s which came from Commander Models.
The model was painted in a mixture of acrylics enamels and oils. Contrary to what may seem RN Vessels are always in a clean freshly painted finish. But after consulting a myriad of pictures of the Invincible it showed that the vessel was quite weathered ….the top sections of the masts which were originally black were over painted in grey en route in the Atlantic…so were the undersides of the Harriers…I tried to create an impression of soot from number one funnel on the main mast as shown in various pictures.
White Ensign Photoetching was used to detail the ship.
From the Bridge HMS Invincible by Leo Marriott.
Harrier Carriers Vol1 HMS Invincible by Neil McCart.