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Peter W

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  1. Hi Lord Riot, Having not long finished a Canberra I can appreciate all of the niggly bits of the kit, but you’re making a great job of it. I would be tempted to go with the fine ez-line as the thick always looks a bit heavy on the model. You can get it here quite reasonably priced. https://www.modelscenerysupplies.co.uk/brands/EZ-Line/EZ-Line-Black Pete
  2. Thanks Colin - took a while to get my butt in gear and get it painted but we're there now. Still can't believe how long it took though, especially as I've worked on it most, if not all, evenings. On to the fun, and sometimes headache inducing, bit now though. Pete
  3. Hi exdraken - the main colour was xtracrylix Gulf War Desert Pink, which sprayed really well. Then lightened it with a few drops of white to break up the colour. It’s one of those colours that you get tired of looking at after a while though, so glad to have it done and ready for decals. Pete
  4. Sorry for not replying to comments guys but have had my head down in the spray barn for the last week or so. It's not until you get the little bits that you realise how many awkward areas a Tornado has to mask and paint a different colour. As well as that I can't believe how many bits I've got that still have to glued on in time. I always find the worst thing with modelling jets is the amount of tanks, missiles, pylons etc that go with the job. Now I know why I have been doing so many WW2 builds of late. I think that I've got them all though and it's now ready for a gloss coat or t
  5. Looks great Dermot and every bit as colourful as I remember it. Pete
  6. Coming along nicely Mike. The good thing is you have a fairly straightforward paint scheme so plenty of time left. Pete
  7. Time for a small update, just to show that something is happening. One of the hardest parts to mask on a Tornado is the intakes where the demarcation begins. With the memory of the difficulty that it caused on my last Tornado build still front and centre, I thought that I'd do it, and paint them, before I glued them on. Painted: And all ready to glue in place: After gluing them on I then got it all prepped for the next stage. If Gene Hunt made models then now would be the time to say "Fire up the airbrush" Back
  8. Hi Mike, sorry to hear that your one is fighting you. I guess that I have the advantage of having already built that one and learnt something from it. This one has had it’s share of finessing with a big file too but it’s getting there. Pete
  9. I really enjoy this part of modelling but sometimes it’s hard to leave the confines of the hobby room and head outside. It will be done though without too much delay
  10. Hi Colin - I think that the problems with this kit go deeper than is first obvious. It goes together well with a bit of care but there are so many annoying little things that take time to correct, if you want to. If you build it straight OOB then you'll end up with a nice looking Tornado but if you want something more accurate then there are lots of shape issues and errors that will drive you crazy. I'm more of the kind of person that just enjoys building kits , so can live with a few flaws, which is just as well because I'm certainly not averse to adding a few of my own. I've been
  11. Another GB that ticks a box for me, sign me up please. Pete
  12. A long way away but this will give me some motivation to get one out of the build pile, so please sign me up. Pete
  13. Just worked out that I haven’t built an F-15 since the 2013 group build, so best get on the list for this one. Sign me up please Pete.
  14. Some good work going on Marlin but doesn’t look like the easiest of builds. Pete
  15. Another small but rewarding update. I remember from doing the ADV version that the tail end is a fiddly exercise when you want to close the reverse thrusters and add Aires exhausts, so thought that I'd tackle this bit before it gets harder to handle. Both top and bottom plates need a few protusions and webs removing before they can be glued in place. This is to give clearance on the exhausts. I've only shown the top plates but both were treated the same. The holes in back end need opening up as well and the reverse thrust actuator gear is removed from the middle
  16. Hi Colin, Hobby Boss made a better job of them on the ADV kit but this one is not even close. A really simple improvement though, so worth the effort.
  17. Great start and love the scheme that you have chosen. It was a popular one when I built it in 48th scale for a previous Tornado group build. Pete
  18. Gorgeous looking T-38. I’ve got this one in the pile to build one any definitely inspired by the job you’ve done. Pete
  19. Hi Shalako, I’ve been drawn into the Tornado group build, so this one hasn’t had any progress lately. I’m not sure what squadron yet but it will be a green/grey wraparound scheme. I used Hataka Modern Royal Air Force Vol.2 paint set for a Canberra that I finished recently and will use them again for this one, as they looked pretty close. Pete
  20. Echo what everyone has said Martian and wishing you healthier times ahead. Pete
  21. Spent a night gluing things together and cleaning up some of the bad bits on the kit. There's a horrible little step on the nose parts that's awkward to clean up but patience and a good file and sanding stick does the job. Next I ignored the instructions, which is a common theme for this kit, and glued the air brakes in place on the top fuselage half. It makes it so much easier to control the gap which you invariably get if you leave them until the fuselage is glued together. At least I did when I built the ADV version of this kit and didn't want the same problem
  22. Hi AIhenderson - I think that the real ones would be whole lot less stressful to get the belts on Thanks Marlin, I'm pretty pleased with them and think that they'll look ok once in place. Pete
  23. Time for a small catch up after a break for a holiday. I spent a few fiddly hours on the cockpit and, apart from a bit of dirtying up, it's ready to get glued into place. I've never been a great fan of Eduard printed etch but it does make an improvement over the kit parts. Back soon Pete
  24. Martian, I found the leading edge to be a fairly simple improvement because the plastic is so thick at that point that you don't break through. I also drew the shape on the inside of the plastic, before I got the file out, just to be sure. Great work so far though. Pete
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