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macgregor

Revell 1/32 Tornado Gr1 17 Squadron

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TORNADO GR1 17 SQUADRON RAF BRUGGEN REVELL 1/32

After being brain washed completely by club mate & Tornado Sig leader Airfix Andy, I got the bug to build one of these beasts. Picked up last year (before the re-release) came complete with a genuine Pargon resin flap kit. Also harmed in the making was the Aries cockpit set (lovely piece & fit) some Aries cans & a metal pitot tube. I decided to re-scribe the sides of the rear fuselage, front under nose & intake tops using some 32nd scale drawings as the kit is strangely lacking any detail in those areas. Main wheel wells had some improvements done, all oleo legs were detailed & strengthened as well as the front being shortened some what. Canopy was detailed internally with mechanism & demister pipes & modified on the outside to improve side shape. Other refinements were to area below front canopy on anti glare panel, shortening of the front "antenna" thing on the tail, adding of the APU & making longer ram for the canopy prop so it opens higher.

Finished with Vallejo paints and a mixture of kit & Xtradecals in 17 Squadrons colours.

As always I build m models to convey the look & feel of the subject but don't profess it to have nailed on accuracy.

Pleased to pick up a highly commended for it in the 1/32 & above class at the Northern scale show the other week, hope you like her.

Cheers Mac

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Nice work, it looks very tidy and not over weathered. Just right.

I'd like to have a go at one of these myself one day, but with so many other projects to do, it's unlikely

Thanks for sharing

MH

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Gorgeous looking Tornado!

Lovely looking model :goodjob:

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Mac,

Not my scale, but that is one lovely job you've done there!

Mal

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That just looks stunning, can I ask where you got the 32 scale drawings?

Cheers

Bruce

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Gorgeous. An excellent build. I will be starting one of these next week and can tell you now that it won't be as good as yours.

Tom.

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That is stunning! Looks just right. Well done!

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Personally I'd have given her best in show! She's beautifully built!

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stunning Tonka, great job on the paint and finish, very nice build :goodjob:

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Now that it very nice, I really like the 'cold war' colours.... thanks for sharing.

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A breathtaking model. I absolutely love it! I pickup the re-box just a few weeks ago. If I can make it a fraction as good as this, i'll be over the moon!

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Well, this is certainly worth a comment on...

Absolutely superb!! Like many others here, I've got one but just need the time and space on the bench to get her finished, or even started! But in any case, I'd be very happy if it came out like yours.

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Beautifully done, Sir! Should be an inspiration to everyone who look at her....

Thanks very much for sharing.

Chris.

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Fantastic model also is an aircraft that seems to me the most beautiful on any scale.

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oh yes! superb. I really like your weathering, it's just right.

Cheers

John

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