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Sebastien last won the day on May 18 2015

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  1. Revell 1/48th Tornado ADV

    It's grey. Very. BTW, modelling top tip: don't put your Tamiya extra thin green topped bottle too close to the Mr Softener decal setting solution green topped bottle. Results are ridiculous. The decal hated it. S.
  2. Well, here goes my newest Tornado on the bench : the long-nosed one. I don't know yet which colors it'll wear, I don't like Revell's decals and the options I have at home so far are 1435th Flight, Operation Granby and RSAF. First, as experienced on my previous Tornado builds, and as Shaun (IIRC) explained, here's what you need to get if you want to minimize putty and swear words use : Ah, I forgot, it's not an Academy Multi Color Plastic repop of Revell's Tornado. The light grey plastic is from the Tornado F3 box, which contained three "C" sprues and precisely zero "A" and "B" sprues. A mail to Wonderland Models later (kudos, folks, as it was on a Sunday) and the team there had sent a request to Revell. The darkest grey is from a GR4 I scavenged, as the sprues are identical and I'll wait before slapping another Tornado together. The black is from Mr Surfacer spray primer. Now, another tip: if you want to slide the completed nose on the fuselage bottom, you'll need to saw the "rails" off said bottom from the nose to about the front of the lnose landing gear opening (the landing gear bay would get in the way otherwise). So, start by disregarding the instructions, and proceed like this: - build the cockpit, decal it, glue the landing gear bay under it and glue the lot to one forwerd fuselage half before assembling the forward fuselage. - assemble the intake ducts, glue the main wheel well walls in place then the intake ducts. - thin (lI mean it) the outer walls of the intake ducts on the first quarter inch or so. - glue the bits the wings retract into when they sweep back (don't know the word, sorry) to the fuselage walls, and glue the fuselage walls to the fuselage bottom. A bit of putty might be necessary, and the right side doesn't behave as the left. Go figure. - if you want to have the wings fully forward, you might have to cut the upper part of TBTWRIWTSB (yeah, I know). - assemble the air intakes. Putty WILL be necessary, they are a pain in the butt. - Thin the "Y" shaped part that makes the front part on the fuselage spine where the intakes are supposed to go. There's a step, you'd be better of if that step disappeared at the rear. - glue the intakes to the Y shaped part, and glue that to the fuselage assembly. - slide the forward fuselage on the "keel", some MEK or equivalent goes on the joint and hold it in place till it sets. The result isn't perfect, but I'm rather satisfied. There'll be some putty, but not as much (by quite a margin) as if you had followed the instructions. And if you go subtle with it, you won't destroy any detail. Canopy masked, windscreen masked and glued, let's give it the primer coat: And some Gunze greys later: To be continued... Cheers, S.
  3. Tornado IDS MFG1 - Revell

    So far, I have a Gulf War Italian one, a green and gray GR1 and that one. A Granby desert pink Tornado is in the works, and I don't know yet what to put on the F3 presently on the paint table. Cheers, S.
  4. Tornado IDS MFG1 - Revell

    I intend to do every paint scheme (bar the commemorative paint schemes I can't stand, sorry) ever worn by a Tornado. But as you say, this one is quite lovely. Thanks, S.
  5. F/A-18C Hornet

    As I wrote, it was quite entertaining. It's a mix of engineering bright ideas and brain farts. Doog's Models video review is a must see, I'd say, but it is extremely not SFW. I'll wait before starting work on the Spanish A I have in mind. Cheers, Sebastien
  6. Tornado IDS MFG1 - Revell

    Thank you for your comment. I used the black basing technique described by Doogs Models (warning: some language may be heard, I don't remember if Matt was SFW on this video) : It's quite easy, in fact. Then, some black (heavily thinned) airbrushed here and there, a wash and Bob's your uncle. Try it, you'll see. Cheers, S.
  7. Hi there, I was challenged by a mate: one month to build Kinetic's Hornet. Well, I didn't quite succeeded (one month and a week) but... So here it is, OOB, with Mr Paint paints and Kinetic decals. I can post a WIP if you're interested (let's say it was an entertaining build). Cheers, S.
  8. Hi, Here's my latest: Revell 1/48 Tornado with HaHen decals for a MFG1 bird. It's straight from the box, with Mr Paint paints and Pebeo acrylic matt varnish. Hope you like it, S.
  9. Best early F-18 in 1/48

    Hi, I'd go with the Kinetic kit. The engineering borders on the bizarre on a couple of points, but the end result is quite interesting. Here is a -C i just built: Cheers, S.
  10. Kitty Hawk's 1/48th Scale Su-22M-3 & M-4

    Yup... Houston, we have a problem. S.
  11. Meng 1/48 F-35A

    Hi VP, I'll go with the masks. I'm far too good at ruining decals... S.
  12. Revell 1/48 Tornado ADV

    I hope Revell provides accurate Sidewinder missiles in the kit. That was standard loadout... Cheers, S.
  13. Early bath for a Buccaneer ;)

    Hi Chris, The hot water dunk isn't necessary. Start glueing the fuselage parts at a trailing side, then work your way around the fuselage by glueing inch by inch and letting the glue cure every time. You should be alright in the end. Cheers, S.
  14. Revell 1/48 Tornado ADV

    Absolutely none.
  15. Well, a lot, but probably less than KH's offering with all the AM correction sets, so...