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Hi all,

Jumping in with this one, Tamiya's rebox of Italeri's F3 Tornado. Decals will be from Xtradecal which are on the way! 

 

50381182548_0b6410ef45_z.jpgTamiya F3 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

This will be my 3rd Tornado since getting back in the hobby - my first effort (and second kit made as an adult) was Italeri's GR1 from eight years ago - totally wrong paint colour, overdone weathering, messed up the decals.....not my best!

 

50381137253_d7d6e5eb11.jpgItaleri172TornadoGR1Finished by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

So I kept building kits, learning tips along the way from good people here and in the club. My next was from five years ago, Revell's ECR in 'Boelcke' anniversary scheme.. Much better!

 

38138028664_d02e2c2bf4_b.jpg. by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Looking forward to it.
Cheers,

Dermot

 

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Nice colour-scheme choice B)

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So here we go...

 

50401355506_bf6b9d4e26_b.jpgTamiya Tornado F-3 Box top by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Contents - just the two main sprues and one clear one..

 

50401355246_466c9ed0bc_b.jpgTamiya Tornado F-3 contents1 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

This Tamiya kit is made in Italy!

 

50401355446_c7d8c4596f_b.jpgTamiya Tornado F-3 contents2 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Postman has been so fingers crossed the decals are waiting.

 

Good luck with your builds, look forward to following them.

 

All the best,
Dermot

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8 hours ago, Dermo245 said:

This Tamiya kit is made in Italy!

It’s the Italeri kit reboxed.  Same e as the Revell one if I’m not mistaken.

 

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So a little bit done on the F3.

 

Instrument panels..

 

50470208272_4169ee4c41_b.jpgTamiya Tornado F3 build 2 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

50469351668_77040e816e_b.jpgTamiya Tornado F3 build 3 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

When doing some test fits, I found the lower fuselage was a little narrower in places. So added some braces from sprue to push them out just a little bit..

 

50470052386_2bd817f6ac_b.jpgTamiya Tornado F3 build 1 mod by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Then out with a candle and screwdriver to set the wing pivot.

 

50470052241_ec810712a6_b.jpgTamiya Tornado F3 build 4 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Yep, happy with that! I've also added some nose weight.

 

50470052956_cf29648cf8_b.jpgTamiya Tornado F3 build 5 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

50469352533_4801035d12_b.jpgTamiya Tornado F3 build 6 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Thanks for looking, stay safe and good luck with your builds.

Cheers,

Dermot

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Great start and love the scheme that you have chosen. It was a popular one when I built it in 48th scale for a previous Tornado group build.

 

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Good idea using the sprue  to spread the lower fuselage, I wish I had thought to do this with my Revell F3 (same ex Italeri mould), would have saved me a lot of bother with the seam.

 

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On 10/13/2020 at 11:53 PM, Andwil said:

Good idea using the sprue  to spread the lower fuselage, I wish I had thought to do this with my Revell F3 (same ex Italeri mould), would have saved me a lot of bother with the seam.

 

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I pinched it from someone else!

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A few days off for mid-term so a bit more done..

 

After a shot of primer and my efforts at re-scribing..

 

50547379988_e3b394a608_b.jpgTamiya Tornado F3 build 4_primer by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Light grey on the lower surfaces, then masked up for Barley Grey

 

50548168447_06d33973b2_b.jpgTamiya Tornado F3 build 5 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Kind of hard to see but it's there!

 

50547300358_881019242e_b.jpgTamiya Tornado F3 build 6 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Barley Grey on the top & side surfaces..

 

50548168672_a078fbcb33_b.jpgTamiya Tornado F3 build 7 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

A few small tidy ups here and there but then on to the nose, metal areas and wing-sweep.

Thanks for looking.

Cheers,

Dermot

 

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Thanks all and on to the main event - decals!

 

Glossed up and ready to go.

 

50583940016_d2d0f48a7b_b.jpgTamiya Tornado F3 build 8 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

To their credit, there's a page of instructions with the decals on what order to place them so we start with the lower fuselage, from the back to front.

 

50583198198_b0b2c30838_b.jpgTamiya Tornado F3 build 9 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Mostly, they went on fine with really strong colours but were a little prone to cracking in places so some touching in with paint will be needed. 

 

50583939646_dffb708452_b.jpgTamiya Tornado F3 build 10 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

On to the top. I found the tail decal to be a little too big so needs trimming. The kit stencils are also used and they went on great. 

 

50583198678_ed97550392_b.jpgTamiya Tornado F3 build 11 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Will get the canopy finished tonight, then on to touch-ups and repairs!

Thanks for looking.

All the best,

 

 

 

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Great work with those decals, it would not have been easy getting them lined up correctly.

 

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Thanks all and decals are done now with a final gloss coat..

 

50604798357_53c1ac6403_b.jpgTamiya Tornado F3 build 11 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Decals were a little cracky in places, I think they could have done with a coat of Klear on the sheet beforehand. So there are some touch-ups with red paint here and there.

Then, just a little panel line wash, nothing too heavy.

 

50604677036_fd1b950694_b.jpgTamiya Tornado F3 build 12 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Final bits to add and she'll be done!

Thanks for looking.

Dermot

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