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  1. The nail would be bigger than the plane, maybe a staple would work
  2. Mine arrived this morning, man it's tiny, should be a fun build at some point
  3. I've got a mace lug as a paper weight somewhere, possibly from a pod we fitted on a Saab 105, we may have used it to make sure we could have used mace fittings as well
  4. Thanks for the answers so far, to clarify, I'm looking at the concrete practice (although I know some were used "for real" in Iraq) that the RAF use
  5. Does anyone have a god colour match for the blue body of dummy paveways? Preferably tamiya or revell ranges. Tia, Chris
  6. I've gone and brought one anyway, looks like a nice fun little kit
  7. The picture looks like a matchbox copy but they never did a 1:700 F-16, a resin kit or anything with p.e. as far as I remember so definitely not a matchbox clone
  8. the only other external differences were meant to be a new g band (i think) antenna, possibly on the rear nose under carriage door and the modified eject lauchers
  9. As the lead Mechanical Design Engineer for that aircraft modifications, they were the old sky shadow based pods from BAe, the only change we made to them was new cameras in them
  10. Looks, great, out of interest how tall is he, and how long is the blade on the lightsaber?
  11. Just a quick build of Bandais 1:144 Tie Fighter crashed on a desert planet, undamaged solar panels scavenged for scrap.
  12. Good old Blue Circle Radar! although this one had the Sea Harrier Radar fitted for at least a time
  13. In this case it was only due to the manufacturer drilling some holes incorrectly in 16 of the new F3 Fuselages so the relevant frames from the F2s were sacrificed rather than delay the build of the new aircraft.
  14. Maybe it's the extended time I've had off, maybe I'm just going mad but I've had an idea... If I combine Revells Tornado F3 with their GR4 along with some scratch building in the cockpit and between the nose and the windscreen, I reckon I can backdate an F3 into the sole F2A, other wise known as the Tornado Integrated Avionics Research Aircraft (TIARA for short). Due to the parts break down of the Revell kit it's pretty simple. The main changes are swapping the vertical tail from the GR4 onto the F3 including the lower fillet, along with the shorter engines and the rear fuselage plug between the tail lugs and the thrust reverse buckets. There aren't much in the way of markings to worry about so that just leaves the cockpit modifications and the nose. The area just aft of the hinge line for the radar was modified to test an IRST, which I believe influenced the decision for one to be included on the Typhoon. There may be a few changes to aerials due to the systems added over the aircrafts life but nothing to hard to fix. It does of course leave me with a what if Tornado GR5 which will be a GR4 with the longer engines following the retirement of the F3 fleet. The other alternative was to do the F3 in it's final flight configuration, with a single Meteor Test Missile under the rear port missile station (ok, so not the final final flight) but that would need markings sourced and I don't have access to the drawings for the added calibration markings, extra Skyshadow Pods to convert to camera pods, etc. The GR4 would become a GR1 ZA326. As far as I know the F2 had the extra Fuel Tank behind the cockpit the same as the F3. Are there any other external changes between the F3 and F2A that I've forgotten about? TIA Chris (an obviously fevered mind, or just far too much time on my hands) PS. I worked on TIARA, the Meteor Trails Tornado and ZA326 years ago so I'd be happy either way. I might do the GR5 as 326 just to mess with some heads
  15. It comes with the markings for 558, thankfully we aren't short of reference material for that!
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