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Eagle GR.4 (TSR2) For One Week GB

Started by Ed S, July 04, 2008, 09:15:25 PM

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Ed S

Ok.  Here it is.  I'm going to build the Airfix 1/72 TSR2 for the GB.  I plan to paint it RAF Desert Storm/Operation Granby Sand-pink.  I don't plan any major surgery, but I think I add a few upgrades and make it a GR.4 Version with FLIR, new ECM antenna and some weapons under the wings.



I had time to do a little work tonight.  I should have time tomorrow to get some basic assembly done.

Ed
We don't just embrace insanity here.  We feel it up, french kiss it and then buy it a drink.

Ed S

Got the major assembly done today.  Here's what it looks like so far.  Now to put some filler in a few seams and start the PSR routine.



Ed
We don't just embrace insanity here.  We feel it up, french kiss it and then buy it a drink.

Eddie M.

I love to see the construction of this particular model. Yours is coming together very well.:)
    Eddie
Look behind you!

Ed S

So far, construction of this kit has been fairly straight forward.  It needed some putty around the top of the wing to fuselage joint and around the intakes.  Not as much as I was expecting after reading of some people's reviews of the kit.  Got it puttied up last night.  Used Apoxy two part epoxy for filler. Here's how it looks with the putty



After sanding it this evening, I brushed some Tamiya Surface Primer over all the joints.  Looks like a little light sanding tomorrow and it will be ready to start painting.



Here is a shot of the cockpit.  I used the kit cockpit and the decals that came with it.




Ed
We don't just embrace insanity here.  We feel it up, french kiss it and then buy it a drink.

Thorvic

Looking good so far, unfortunately the kit was subject to a bit of bad press by reviewers who expected tamigawa quality and when presented with Airfix, decided that didnt like it as a bit of modelling skill was required. The fit of some bits are a bit shoddy, the undernose panel being too narrow, the nose cone diameter too big for a its joint, the rear fuselage really neeeding an internal strengthener or Jig and the Canopies being a little too large, thick and ill defined.

BTW the TSR2 had it ECM gear built into the airframe along with the RWR, so most updates would be to the interanal avionics section, only active counter measures for chaff and flare would be noticable as additions, although some of the dilectic panels would possible change size, shape and location with a new internal system.

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Ed S

Haven't had a chance to update for a couple days.  Things have been a little crazy around here.  But I did get some work done on the model.  It now has a primer coat. I'm hoping to get the color coat on tomorrow.  Fortunately, it will just be Desert Pink so I don't have a lot of masking or complex camo to paint. 

Here is the lower surface.  You can see the new FLIR sensor under the nose. 




And here is the upper surface.  I've noticed a couple spots that need some touch up PSR, but it's minor.



Ed
We don't just embrace insanity here.  We feel it up, french kiss it and then buy it a drink.

AeroplaneDriver

Looking good Ed!  Always nice to see another TSR.2 being built.  I have a feeling this one will be tough to beat!   :thumbsup:
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

Daryl J.

There's nothing quite like a TSR.2!


Daryl J.

nev

Ed, what colour are you using for the Desert Pink?  The Humbrol colour is way too dark and brown - flesh is a good match, especially after it has been all weathered up  :wub:
Between almost-true and completely-crazy, there is a rainbow of nice shades - Tophe


Sales of Airfix kits plummeted in the 1980s, and GCSEs had to be made easier as a result - James May

Weaver

Quote from: nev on July 10, 2008, 12:53:38 AM
Ed, what colour are you using for the Desert Pink?  The Humbrol colour is way too dark and brown - flesh is a good match, especially after it has been all weathered up  :wub:

Think I still have a "Pink Panther" desert hovercraft that I did with flesh & weathering ages ago. I'll dig it out when I get home (don't get excited, it's white metal and about 2cm long).
"Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."
 - Morpheus in Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

"I dunno, I'm making this up as I go."
 - Indiana Jones '

Ed S

Quote from: nev on July 10, 2008, 12:53:38 AM
Ed, what colour are you using for the Desert Pink?  The Humbrol colour is way too dark and brown - flesh is a good match, especially after it has been all weathered up  :wub:

I picked up a bottle of Model Master Israel Desert Sand that looks pretty close.  I suspect that with some weathering it should look fine.  From what I've read on the Tornados, Jaguars and Buccaneers, that termporary sand paint tended to weather badly and fade into various shades.

Ed
We don't just embrace insanity here.  We feel it up, french kiss it and then buy it a drink.

nev

It also used to flake away quite badly on leading edges & areas of high wear  :tornado:
Between almost-true and completely-crazy, there is a rainbow of nice shades - Tophe


Sales of Airfix kits plummeted in the 1980s, and GCSEs had to be made easier as a result - James May

Weaver

Quote from: Overkiller on July 10, 2008, 05:48:31 AM
Quote from: Weaver on July 10, 2008, 05:11:38 AM
(don't get excited, it's white metal and about 2cm long).

Have you seen a Doctor about it? :wacko:

Well I was talking to a Doctor about it who said I was "in the wrong time period" or something like that, but when I turned around, he'd gone, and so had his blue box......

For what it's worth, flesh-coloured "Pink Panther" hovercraft from an old Sci-Fi wargame called Starforce 300:



Think it was Humbrol Flesh, weatherered with a "sand" colour of some sort, but 25 years later, I can't remember exactly what.



"Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."
 - Morpheus in Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

"I dunno, I'm making this up as I go."
 - Indiana Jones '

Ed S

Here's a quick update.  I've got it painted.  Should be able to get decals and weathering done tomorrow and then do the fiddely bits on Sunday.   It sure is pink.  But the weathering should tone that down a litttle.



Ed
We don't just embrace insanity here.  We feel it up, french kiss it and then buy it a drink.

cthulhu77

Used to use those metal figures for OGRE...neat stuff.

Love the pink on the TSR.2  !