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Inspired by @theplasticsurgeon I shall build a Hasegawa F.3  Tornado compare it with Revells/Italeris kit.

 

The Tonka will be in Italian livery, since Italian Tornados are slightly underrepresented in this GB, even though they have some striking liveries.

 

Pictures to follow...

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Yes the Italiens are currently under represented so an Italian F3 would be great. I was at the ITAF Museum in 2017 and they have an F3 on display.

 

Colin

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Ah, Vigna di Vale, what a museum! Looking forward seeing your italian job!

 

I did cut mine up to kitbash the F-3 parts to a Revell ECR which I recovered from failure. Only to see both airframes (ADV-IDS) have a load of differences... but slowly through the years probably I'll get there... 

 

The biggest question to me will be: who provides me the decals I want. I have the 2005 air arms update with the seasons Firebirds display duo, but actually I realy want a Fighting Cocks F.3. I do remember a total black one which once was in decals but I prefer a normal painted one. Or maybe one side 43 and the other side 56 Sqn... 

 

Good luck on your build and will be watching with interest!

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1 hour ago, 128fiddler said:

I have the 2005 air arms update with the seasons Firebirds display duo, but actually I realy want a Fighting Cocks F.3.

Get the Operation Telic F.3 Hasegawa then, it supposedly has the Fighting Cocks markings.

 

Hasegawa also did a black Tornado, but that was a GR.1, not sure about the F.3

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18 hours ago, 128fiddler said:

The biggest question to me will be: who provides me the decals I want. I have the 2005 air arms update with the seasons Firebirds display duo, but actually I realy want a Fighting Cocks F.3. I do remember a total black one which once was in decals but I prefer a normal painted one. Or maybe one side 43 and the other side 56 Sqn... 

If you're after the standard 1980s scheme for 43 Squadron, it's available from Xtradecal on sheet X72013 ("Tornado Update").  Note that this sheet covers unique squadron marks and serials only, you'll need to use kit or other aftermarket decals for national markings & data stencils.

 

X72067 RAF Update 2004-2006 Part 2 includes ZG757 with 43 Squadron in two different schemes (variations on the standard with differing presentations of the checkered band).

 

X72066 RAF Update 2004-2006 Part 1 features ZG797 in an attractive 43 Sqn display scheme with all-black tail and a more colorful and aggressive presentation of the squadron's mascot.  Also of interest to you, this sheet includes ZE154 in 56 Sqn livery for this era.

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