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Re: Tornado Themed Build?
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2019, 02:51:20 am »
Great idea.  I'd join in but 40 days would be too short for me.  Three months and I'd be in.

Yea  :rolleyes: and I'd still end up moving the thread  ;) ;D
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Re: Tornado Themed Build?
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2019, 02:53:43 am »
What would you guys think of starting immediately (I too just started a Tornado) and running up to the RAFís Tornado retirement date, planned for late March. Gives a bit over 2 months.

OK I'll set the threads up early next week, probably Tuesday, as I'm a little busy at the moment.

As far as I know her retirement date is end March ? Anyone know the official one as I've seen a couple of dates mentioned in the press ?
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Re: Tornado Themed Build?
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2019, 07:36:40 am »
What would you guys think of starting immediately (I too just started a Tornado) and running up to the RAFís Tornado retirement date, planned for late March. Gives a bit over 2 months.

OK I'll set the threads up early next week, probably Tuesday, as I'm a little busy at the moment.

As far as I know her retirement date is end March ? Anyone know the official one as I've seen a couple of dates mentioned in the press ?


I haven't seen an official date either.  We could just make it run until March 31, and extend it if the Tornado hasn't retired by then.  Thanks Chris!
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Re: Tornado Themed Build?
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2019, 08:44:22 am »
Right then, help please.  Plan A or Plan B, that is the question.  To help me out can someone confirm that I correctly recall seeing on the forum a few years back a 617 Sqn GR4 commemorative scheme build?  Dark Earth/Dark Green top night/black bottoms?

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Re: Tornado Themed Build?
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2019, 10:22:09 am »
I've never seen a GR.4 in that scheme but it sounds great!!!! 
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Re: Tornado Themed Build?
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2019, 10:23:30 am »


If so then it looks like Plan I need an F3!

I have an Italeri 1/48 F.3 still in shrink wrap.  Open to trade offers in 1/48!
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Re: Tornado Themed Build?
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2019, 10:42:39 am »
Right then, help please.  Plan A or Plan B, that is the question.  To help me out can someone confirm that I correctly recall seeing on the forum a few years back a 617 Sqn GR4 commemorative scheme build?  Dark Earth/Dark Green top night/black bottoms?

If so then it looks like Plan I need an F3!

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Re: Tornado Themed Build?
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2019, 12:48:40 pm »

Right then, help please.  Plan A or Plan B, that is the question.  To help me out can someone confirm that I correctly recall seeing on the forum a few years back a 617 Sqn GR4 commemorative scheme build?  Dark Earth/Dark Green top night/black bottoms?


That rings a bell with me, but it was an RW aircraft IIRC.

I was at Lossie for 617's 50th anniversary celebrations and they were converting to GR4s at the time, but at least one of their GR1s was painted up in that scheme I think. I've just spent a while Googling it but no joy as all the pics are either current 70th anniversary schemes or 50th anniversary schemes for sinking the Tirpitz.
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Re: Tornado Themed Build?
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2019, 01:08:51 pm »
I like the idea of a Canadian version with big drop tanks patrolling the tundra looking for Bears. Probably would have been a better choice than F-18s. Iíll need to research the paint colors used on Voodoos, Hornets and Tornadoes
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Re: Tornado Themed Build?
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2019, 01:20:02 pm »
HMMMMMM.....    perhaps a USN version to take over where the SLUFF left off....  (OR WHATEVER)    hmmmmmm   ....   :wacko:

Oklahoma ANG? We have tons of Tornadoes here, what's a few more?

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Re: Tornado Themed Build?
« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2019, 01:51:26 pm »
Kit and Kitnut617 thanks but nope, not thinking of any of those, nor the 'bomber Command' Hawk.

Deffo a whiffed Tonka.  There were 'real' schemes but were around the current grey scheme (fin markings, basically).

Have Googled but to no avail.

EDIT: found it! https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235038451-617sqn-tornado-whiff/.  I'd have done it a bit differently but there you go, already been done.

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Re: Tornado Themed Build?
« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2019, 03:07:13 pm »
Oh that Dambuster is nice!! 

As for an F.3, see my earlier reply...unopened Italeri 1/48 F.3 available for a swap here!  Mostly interested in other 1/48 Allied/NATO types, but starting to look at armor too. 
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Re: Tornado Themed Build?
« Reply #27 on: January 13, 2019, 03:52:35 pm »
I'm in but I'm going to be delightfully subversive...

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Re: Tornado Themed Build?
« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2019, 04:52:19 pm »
I like the idea of a Canadian version with big drop tanks patrolling the tundra looking for Bears. Probably would have been a better choice than F-18s. Iíll need to research the paint colors used on Voodoos, Hornets and Tornadoes

It's probably the most 'natural' alternative application for it. Very similar to the RAF mission of protecting NATO navies in the North Atlantic from the predations of Backfires. Other than America itself, I can't think of anywhere else that had (in the timeframe of the F.3) an exclusively long-range, high-intensity threat.
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Re: Tornado Themed Build?
« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2019, 06:02:54 pm »
Canada, Holland and Belgium were all in on the project at the beginning.
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