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Tornado GR4 conversion 1/48

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Here's a question for all you Tonka gurus to hopefully point me in the right direction.

I bought some decals for the 70th anniversary 617 squadron GR4, one thing and another I never got round to getting a Revell kit before they were sadly discontinued, and from rumours I've heard won't be re released unfortunately

I have an Airfix GR4 which I've had a while, but have always shied away from as due to the bad reports.

What I was wondering was do I stumble along swearing trying to get the best out of the Airfix kit or is it possible with a bit of surgery to graft the relevant parts from the Airfix kit onto say a Revell IDS kit as I believe the main difference is only the chin pods (being 2 of instead of 1) and one of the cannons being blanked off?

Or is there a conversion kit out there for the IDS which would be better, I've had a quick google and not found anything, but that's nothing new

 

Many thanks

 

Ian

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If you have the Airfix GR4 parts you can offcourse transfer these to the Revell IDS and get a GR4. Blanking off one or both of the guns (GR4A) is a matter of putty. 

 

As for the Revell GR4, it can still be found on Ebay, and the instructions are up on Revell's page; 

GR4: http://manuals.hobbico.com/rvl/80-4924.pdf

IDS: http://manuals.hobbico.com/rvl/80-3987.pdf

 

 

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That's great, thanks Boman

I'll print both sets of instructions off and check the differences

I'll keep a look out for a gr4, but as long as I know I can convert an IDS I'm happy :) 

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On 06/10/2018 at 14:51, Witness said:

Can also still order the gr4 kit from the Revell site, 40ish quid delivered

Thanks Witness, I never thought of checking the main Revell site

 

I've placed an order and they said it is in stock

So lets see what happens :)

 

Ian

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19 hours ago, Witness said:

Mine showed up in a few days!

I've had despatch confirmation this morning so I guess I might see it by the end of the week

I've got a free gift coming as well, a Taschenlampe, whatever that is, I think a torch of some description maybe? 🤔

 

Ian :) 

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On 8/26/2019 at 6:30 PM, tk1608 said:

I can’t understand why Revell discontinued it..

:(

Usually, it's a result of being an underseller.

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

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On 8/26/2019 at 6:30 PM, tk1608 said:

I can’t understand why Revell discontinued it..

:(

It id still available online if you shop around... buy them all! Maybe Revell is ro re-release it then ;)

 

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