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  1. Not much to add, bit I got the duel tanks for T1 done today. Tonka 2 is now on its legs, just needs to gloss. What has arrived are some resin wheels, the kit ones are just awful. Each day is a step forward  Started on the undercarriage lighting, this little bugger disappeared. I was resigned to having to raid another kit, when i found it - stuck to the finger, All hail the superglue! There she is, starting to look like she should. Canopy de-masked, and this was the New Ware masks, so sadly I ne
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    Tornado F3 Paints

    I'm nearing the end of my F.3 build, and have this, and used the Barley Grey from it - Though the Tamiya RAF Medium Sea Grey (XF-83) is a close match if you're not being too concerned about colour. Afterall, an airframe will change colour over its life, and the one I'm building ZH552, had at least 3 different schemes. The Hataka is a damn good paint, but Very thick, I would suggest either a 0.4 needle, or thinning it upto 40/50% for a standard needle.
  3. Rock on! Looking forward to this one. (How many stencils n this one?)
  4. Just finished reading your build, Cracking work, it looks fab in AntiFlash White, hope your eyes have recovered from all the decals!
  5. What a bugger, all that work. But, nicely recovered. everyday is a school day in building. As others have said, I would have gone for a 2nd kit and restart - take over as much as you can, like the cockpit, and use the first as a mule/test build. Never anything wrong with persevering though, keep at it.
  6. Moving on from getting the weapons all marked, it was time for No1 Airframe.Can I have new eyes please! Oh, and a back, and some patience!! Lots of Bloody Patience! All the common markings: Ignore the colour scheme, I just need the markings map. I think this took me 2 sittings to get this far, 1 more sitting after that, and she was done. I know I was!. At least with 1/72 builds, I can escape all the stencils if I so wish, and it not be as noticeable as 1/48, Slow progress, and as my build area is a conservatory, I need it to be a touc
  7. Oh, blimey, has it been that long since an update? I started June off with insomnia, which meant I could get some work done in the cool of the morning. Ii was able to be productive, took me about 4 back aching hours, starting in the dark and watching the sun rise, hearing the birds tweeting- how they use phones I don't know. All those markings, and I've not even started on the plane itself! All glossed, ready for markings. As you can tell, I've been focussing on one airframe a bit too much lately, must try to bring #2 upto pace.
  8. Can you not locate on ebay, or an online shop?
  9. Hi, have a look at Kits World https://www.kitsworld.co.uk/index.php?CATEGORY=5&SUB=6&THISPAGE=1&RADIOSORT=4&PICFILE=275&STKNR=275&STRH=3808&ORDN=2256&RNZ=113628
  10. Fiddly little things, as i had lost one brass pitot, and appear to have binned the kit ones in a clean up, I decided a small upgrade was needed. As this is to be built as sitting at a dispersal it would have its tags in place. And the pitots have covers. Viola! RBF covers in 1mm plasticard. And blended in. I'll get the red crayons out later. Doesn't she look good in Barley Grey! Now to do the same on the other airframe, and I'll have 2 on their legs at least.
  11. Thanks Don, They are quite rewarding when they go right. I convertd a GR1 to a GR4, wasn't a lot to do in the end, it depends how far into the rabbit hole you want to go. Have you a thread going? like to see it. I'm thoroughly enjoying the dual build, but never again, one at a time as you get to a point and start to focus on just one, and you stick with it, then realise No2 is way behind...
  12. Update time, and I have to admit to a bit of mojo death with the two F3s, at the moment I'm not getting the buzz from them and jumping to other builds which are quick and a bit more fun. Can't tell if the gap is poor fit by me the nozzles not in enough, or poor piece creation - being missized.   Anys, i added a shim of 2 0.25 sheets to the bucket.   Trimmed down and fitted, same on the other side. The underside buckets, I just filled with milliput. (shh, don't tell) Then onto an attempt at the canopies today, and two types of ma
  13. time for a catch up. Recently it was a weapons production line this weekend, 8 missiles mostly assembled, I say mostly as I'll not be adding the top as the wheel bay seems to block where the fin inserts.  Next, to airframe 1, I added the wedge that sits under the rudder. Just needs to be filled And finally, missiles and droptanks given a light priming, ready for final colouring (anyone got a grey crayon?) I filled in some of the gaps in the tail using highly thinned Vallejo putty. Just wish I'd done it before doing the majority of t
  14. Time for an update. Just before all the current silliness started, I had a good time catch up with my friend who asked for these, and told him the plans I had for the builds, which he liked - that's always the worry. So, a month later (thanks work!) I managed a bit of bench time. Previously I had attempted to add some depth/'dirtying' with one of the Uschi splatter masks I received and a thinned down nato black. Probably overdone.  That was then covered with a thinned Hakata Light Ghost Grey. One airframe done One Tonka done, the other to be done in th
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