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GROUP BUILDS => Theme Builds => Panavia Tornado Retirement Build => Topic started by: TallEng on February 10, 2019, 09:41:13 AM

Title: Belgian Tornado
Post by: TallEng on February 10, 2019, 09:41:13 AM
I thought I'd join in with a Tornado build as well :thumbsup:
Hopefully as this is a theme build I'll get this one finished?
Anyway, my first thoughts were for a Canadian Tornado as per Weavers Canadian topic,
See here http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,46135.0.html
but having checked my decal stash found that I had very little in the way of Canadian decals
that would fit a Tornado, So perusing my Tornado Development story (Francis Mason) I hit upon
the idea of using one of the original members of the MRCA development group, namely Belgium
Who pulled out early on for various reasons.
The build so far:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7915/47050441801_be9f4ae589_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eFFP8P)IMG_0152 (https://flic.kr/p/2eFFP8P) by  (https://www.flickr.com/photos/155882726@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7854/46136785435_3348598e85_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dhX5VR)IMG_E0150 (https://flic.kr/p/2dhX5VR) by  (https://www.flickr.com/photos/155882726@N06/), on Flickr

It is of course one of the many boxing's of the Revell Tornado IDS, which so far is going together quite well,
as you can see three out of four pylons can swivel at the moment, (one did break during assembly :banghead:) and the wobbly tailplanes are on;
how much of them will operate as intended by Revell at the end of the build will be another thing entirely ;D

Regards
Keith

Title: Re: Belgian Tornado
Post by: TallEng on February 14, 2019, 12:59:32 PM
Paint has been applied :thumbsup:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7801/33220922508_869d621a8d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SBBUS1)tornado (https://flic.kr/p/SBBUS1) by  (https://www.flickr.com/photos/155882726@N06/), on Flickr

As I'm following Modeldecal instructions, which I believe are (were?) widely regarded as some of the best in the business :angel:
It should be a very accurate rendition of the colour scheme as applied to the first Belgian Tornado's :thumbsup:
You can also see, its now down to one operating pylon and its lost a taileron. Not to worry
nothing that a bit of glue can't fix ;D
Apart from the bits (not surprisingly) knocked off by me I'm enjoying the build.
more sometime later.
Regards
Keith
Title: Re: Belgian Tornado
Post by: McColm on February 14, 2019, 11:06:10 PM
What scale is that?
Title: Re: Belgian Tornado
Post by: TallEng on February 15, 2019, 04:19:54 AM
Quote from: McColm on February 14, 2019, 11:06:10 PM
What scale is that?

It's the 1/72 Revell Tornado, first released in 1998!!!

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: Belgian Tornado
Post by: kitbasher on February 15, 2019, 05:08:25 AM
Quote from: TallEng on February 15, 2019, 04:19:54 AM
Quote from: McColm on February 14, 2019, 11:06:10 PM
What scale is that?

It's the 1/72 Revell Tornado, first released in 1998!!!

Regards
Keith

Is that the one also kitted by Italeri?
Title: Re: Belgian Tornado
Post by: Nils on February 15, 2019, 05:17:15 AM
i will be following this build closely  :mellow:
i was thinking the same idea, guess i will have to go Dutch now  ;D
Title: Re: Belgian Tornado
Post by: Leading Observer on February 15, 2019, 05:18:29 AM
Quote from: Nils on February 15, 2019, 05:17:15 AM
guess i will have to go Dutch now  ;D

with whom? :wacko:
Title: Re: Belgian Tornado
Post by: Mossie on February 15, 2019, 06:01:28 AM
Tornado'll look good in those colours. :thumbsup:

Quote from: Nils on February 15, 2019, 05:17:15 AM
i will be following this build closely  :mellow:
i was thinking the same idea, guess i will have to go Dutch now  ;D

How about one of the later Alpha Jet schemes instead, or maybe a funky special/display scheme that Belgium are famous for?
Title: Re: Belgian Tornado
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 15, 2019, 06:08:52 AM
Quote from: TallEng on February 14, 2019, 12:59:32 PM
You can also see, its now down to one operating pylon and its lost a taileron. Not to worry

A standard feature of these kits. I really want to see a Tornado kit that does NOT come with these extras...  :-\

I like the concept and the paint scheme! Will certainly look nice in that three-tone wraparound scheme.  :thumbsup:

If it goes together...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Belgian Tornado
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 15, 2019, 06:11:18 AM
Quote from: kitbasher on February 15, 2019, 05:08:25 AM
Quote from: TallEng on February 15, 2019, 04:19:54 AM
Quote from: McColm on February 14, 2019, 11:06:10 PM
What scale is that?

It's the 1/72 Revell Tornado, first released in 1998!!!

Regards
Keith

Is that the one also kitted by Italeri?

No. It's rather the other way around: the Italeri mold was also distributed by Revell (and Tamiya, too?), and AFAIK the Revell 1998 mold has just be released under the Revell label. Best way to tell the kits apart is the separate cockpit section of the Revell kit (split vertically).