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cathasatail

Raspberry Ripple Tornado 1:32 -ZA326

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Good evening everyone,

 

I thought it might be worth shifting my attempt at the RAF Centenary Groupbuild to the WIP area, seeing as I never had chance of meeting the deadline! :D(The build can be found by clicking here)

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So,

To bring everyone up to speed:

-I plan to build a representation of the Panavia Tornado ZA326 in its iconic raspberry ripple colours. I'll be using the 1:32 Tornado GR1 kit from Revell and an abundance of plasticard, to model her with a plethora of panels open (nose, side electronics bays, ground equipment connection points, the spine, and maybe even an open engine bay!)

 

Here are a few select images which visually describe the process so far:

 

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(Note that the paintwork on bits and bobs has been tidied up since these images were taken)

 

What's the plan of action going forward, then?

-Nose electronics bay

-Nose hinge and detailing

-Cockpit wiring

-Fuselage panels and internal gubbins

-Fuselage rescribing (+rivets, should they be required)

-Engine bay (there might be a bit of a surprise in that regard, stay tuned!)

-Wings

-Other (landing gear, etc)

 

 

It will be a slow (I've got a summer placement in a research lab at my university) but hopefully steady project.

 

 

As for references that I'll be using:

The good General's own Tornado build

The Tornado SIG

The ZA326 group's Flickr

 

Stay tuned for more! :)

 

Best wishes,

Sam

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Sam,

WOW I got a front row seat. I have a very early Tornado plus some Flight Path update sets. So I'll watch with interest and a member of The Tornado SIG. I've collected a bunch of information and hope to get started in the near future.

 

Ron VanDerwarker

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Very nice work with the cockpit! :)

 

Håkan

 

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Great start on the cockpit. Lots of detail that pictures I have do not show.

 

Ron VanDerwarker

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These seats are taking rather a long time to complete! (I'd estimate that they're about 60-70% complete)

 

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-Comparing the original and the 60-70% completed seat

 

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Best wishes,

Sam

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Seats are looking great as with the beginning. Like the electronics bay scratchbuild. I have 2 Revell kits and plan...... to open as many panels as possible. Looking forward to this build.

Thanks

Ron VanDerwarker

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Hi everyone,

 

It's been a shockingly long time since I last updated. Fear not- progress is gradually being resumed after completing an essay (I can't foresee any other major commitments for a few weeks now)!

I've been scratchbuilding some of the side bays underneath the cockpit:

 

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(The internals are at a slight angle as they're not pushed in fully- it's quite a tight fit, so I won't close it up until it's fully detailed and painted)

 

Best wishes,

Sam

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Equipment bay is coming along quite nicely. Excellent progress and partial to the swing wing aircraft.

 

Ron VanDerwarker

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