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#101 crobinsonh

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:14 PM

Super work - really high standard of detailing and finish.

#102 Alan Kelley

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:17 PM

Wow, amazing work. I must try to copy your technique for the coil springs and ejector handles. Very effective.

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#103 Warris

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 06:25 AM

Work of art Andy well done mate

#104 AirfixAndy

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:36 PM

That is drop dead gorgeous :wub:
Top drawer :worthy:

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#105 fu_manchu

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:39 PM

Absolutely stunning, cant wait to see this finished

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#106 woody37

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:24 PM

Wow, pure aircraft porn !!!!!!!

#107 Dermo245

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:31 PM

This build is simply stunning and made me fall in love with the Tornado again...

Superb mate.

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#108 AjD

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:23 PM

Thank you for all those pleasant comments. Some of them are overly complimentary, I'm sure! But I really do appreciate them. :)

Compared to some of the work I see this isn't up to much but I've enjoyed the journey!

Almost there now...!

Andy

#109 Mark

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:40 PM

What an incredible build ANdy! That is superb and easily amongst the highest standards on BM :worthy:

#110 Nick Belbin

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:54 PM

Stunning stuff! Don't know how I missed this one . . .

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#111 Logan

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:12 PM

nice build- hope mine turns out this good.

#112 Neal

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:45 PM

Stunning. Only just caught up with this thread, the build is amazing, and the text amazingly helpful, I've learnt a lot. Thanks

#113 AjD

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:48 PM

Thank you again guys. I've just been building this one for fun really so if anything I've said/done has turned out useful for people then that's certainly a bonus for me.

All the best,

Andy

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:30 PM

Thank you again guys. I've just been building this one for fun really so if anything I've said/done has turned out useful for people then that's certainly a bonus for me.

All the best,

Andy


Tried your method for the handles on my tornado, the yellow was a bit lost but the "texture" looks great. Thanks

#115 exdraken

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:21 PM

Great work, I really like it!

Espacially the raptor load out, first time I've seen Model Alliance's pod on a model!

Cheers,

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#116 AjD

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 08:15 PM

Sorry for the slow updates! Having your first child will do that to you! In the very limited time I have to model at the moment, I've got the Tornado pretty much finished - on the home straight now with the canopy detailing complete. It's now attached so I'll leave the glue to harden over night before removing the supports. In the mean time, here's a few shot of the part itself...

Attaching the WSOp's sticks to the canopy frame using parts from the spares box - they're used to brace against G and fire off chaff/flares I believe but ready to stand corrected of that's wrong. I've also replicated the MDC with lead wire.

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The finished canopy, with all of the air-con hoses, etc, attached.

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Cheers,

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#117 Logan

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 04:39 AM

wow nice work, will deff be coming back to this when its canopy time for my tonka

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:42 AM

very nice work so far Andy!
great built!

how did you attache the cord inside the canopy?

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#119 Modelarczyk

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:21 AM

Wow! Gread build. :clap2: Fantastic looking model of Tornado :thumbsup: Congratulations, mate :goodjob:

#120 AjD

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:42 AM

how did you attache the cord inside the canopy?

Hiya,

The MDC was the first job to be done on the canopy. It started with the canopy resting on a duster and a length of 0.2mm lead wire was attached to the front framing with Gator Acrylic Hobby Glue (great stuff - dries really strong but is completely odourless and won't cloud transparencies - the strong man of PVAs!). Then, once that anchor point was established, I used a combination of cocktail sticks and the rounded end of a paint brush handle to insert the kinks in the wire and manoeuvre it to the next anchor point on the central frame. Again it was glued with a tiny spot of Gator and left to dry. I repeated that for the rear canopy and once it had dried to the rear frame snipped off the excess wire. Then, to hide the attachment points at the front and centre, the internal frame was mounted over the top of the wire (it's so thin that it's hardly noticable). The one at the rear doesn't matter because once the canopy is attached that part it hidden due to it's proximity to the spine of the aircraft.

Hope that's helpful.

Andy