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This is the first finish of 2020, a Revell 1/72 Tornado GR1 finished in 1998 17 Sqn colours from Bruggen. Built OOB except for the ubiquitous PJ Productions resin crew mates. Painted with Hataka modern RAF paints. The decals are the stock ones and didn't want to sit very well even on a very glossy surface and with lashings of microsol/microset. However not too displeased with the finished result Base is made from a beechwood kitchen draw front.
Here we have an RAF Fury FB.XI of 17 Sqn, based in Burma in April 1945. This was the usual mount of the Battle of Britain veteran, Sqn Ldr 'Ginger' Lacey. This was made from the PM kit. Not without its issues in terms of accuracy and detail, it's at least a blank canvas for any upgrades you wish to make. I gouged out the undercarriage bay and scratchbuilt my own, built up the leading edge shape (missing out a square oil cooler), plated over the rear of the cockpit (a blank pit) and smoothed it out with filler, and added some exhaust pipes. As the carpet monster ate my Heller Tempest V windscreen, I had to use a Falcon vacform Tempest canopy which fits approximately, I suppose, but gives to much insight into the lack of cockpit detail inside. regards, Martin