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Build #3 - Tornado GR4 24 Jan 2019 17:01 #1

Yep number three:

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In March the RAF will be the first Air Force to retire the IDS (mud moving) version of the incredible Panavia Tornado. That in-mind I've decided to build my Italeri kit as an 'Operation Ellamy' (Libya 2011) GR4. Lots of bits from the Revell GR4 kit, loadout from a Revell Rafale and decals from Xtradecal.

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Hopefully when I'm done it will look a little like this one (blasting-off from Malta on 'actual' operations). Should be a relatively quick build, so stay tuned folks, as ever comments questions and criticisms are more than welcome.



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Build #3 - Tornado GR4 24 Jan 2019 22:03 #2

Cool!


Will be watching

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Build #3 - Tornado GR4 26 Jan 2019 03:01 #3

Three sessions in, and I've built (but not filled) the rear fuselage, Finished the pit and sandwiched it into the forward fuselage and built-up all of the sub-assemblies.

Knew it would be a quick build ! - filling and blending it all together is another story tho':


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All Tamiya acrylics here, none of my usual Eduard pre-painted etch. Not bad for a middle aged bloke with sausage fingers and less-then-perfect vision, eh ?. Not sure about all the colours of the switches, but the canopy will be closed anyways, so won't be too obvious if there's an error or two.




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Radome in the kit is about .75mm too big all around the circumference so I added a couple of spreaders from plastic strip, filler will take care of anything more.

Stay tuned.



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Build #3 - Tornado GR4 28 Jan 2019 02:16 #4

Yep more building has occurred !

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Some of the fit is frustrating to say the least. A lot of the details are questionable, but, man, Italeri know how to mold a crystal clear canopy !




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Getting close to joining-up the two fuselage sections now. Am I looking forward to the filler-fest to follow - no, no I'm absolutely not. :java



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Build #3 - Tornado GR4 29 Jan 2019 15:40 #5

Ready for primer:

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More soon...

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Build #3 - Tornado GR4 29 Jan 2019 22:46 #6

Yes my friend!...very nice , as always! :good

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Build #3 - Tornado GR4 06 Feb 2019 23:26 #7

Paint on:

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Build #3 - Tornado GR4 07 Feb 2019 06:41 #8

:pilot
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Build #3 - Tornado GR4 07 Feb 2019 08:27 #9

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Build #3 - Tornado GR4 07 Feb 2019 20:59 #10

Nice progress :thumbsup
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Build #3 - Tornado GR4 08 Feb 2019 22:35 #11

Very good!

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Build #3 - Tornado GR4 09 Feb 2019 08:05 #12

Looking fine indeed :pilot
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