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1/32 Italeri GR4 Tornado, 617 Squadron.


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Hi, Please find my Italeri 1/32 Tonka in 617 Squadron 70th markings.

 

A massive thank you to Jack Ruskin, without him and his Fuel tanks, I would have had to fitted the larger Italeri tanks, Thanks JR..

 

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Thanks for looking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Very well done, but that kit is just a zillion miles ahead of the Revell, great work!

 

Alan

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That's impressive work you've done. What was the kit like to build? I ask because I'm contemplating buying one.

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10 hours ago, SAT69 said:

That's impressive work you've done. What was the kit like to build? I ask because I'm contemplating buying one.


The kit went together fairly well, I used Spencer Pollards book as a build guild as well as the instructions. I would advise filling the nose with fishing weights and resin glue though, she’s a big lump to tail sit. I used the Master Casters seats, Master pitot set is also a given. The intakes are a fiddle to sit right and need injector pin marks filling and painting before assembling.
 

The weapons are a bit crude in detail, hence why I opted for Eduard Brassin GBU (need slight modifications to make US bombs to ones used by the U.K.) Boz pod and AIM’s. The FLIR pod is from Tim Perry, it’s 3D printed and a gem, not seen anyone else do a Tornado pod in this scale. 
 

You may want to hand on if you’d like to add Brimstone missiles, Eduard are releasing these very soon (May time I think?)

 

Kit decals are good but I wanted to model the Dambusters 70th scheme, so use the Fantasy Decals for the Revell kit, they fit ok I think.

 

I will buy another kit and incorporate the same basic details but add different weapons and decals. 

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Wonderful job, a lovely big beasty! :clap:

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What a whopper, do you live in a stately house🏦? It’s certainly a class act, wonderful looking Tonka, good job!

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Impressive model of an impressive aeroplane,...... really well done indeed mate. 

Still feels strange that the Tornado is now a museum piece..... it was almost a `constant' in RAF life,.....  

Cheers

         Tony 

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You've certainly done a great job on the kit, but your choice of decals was inspired!!

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Wonderful Memorial to the crews of the original 617 Squadron. A superb achievement, and thank you for sharing it with us.

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I’d been inspired by Spencer Pollards book and a friend posting the markings of 617 on his fb page.

 

The extras did make up for the short comings of this kit and I’d advise anyone to go the extra mile to add them.

 

Glad you like.

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On 4/17/2021 at 12:53 PM, Wafu said:

The extras did make up for the short comings of this kit

I built the Revel one years ago when it first came out.  Compared to that I won't even notice anything like a "short coming" on this kit

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3 hours ago, PolarisPrime said:

I built the Revel one years ago when it first came out.  Compared to that I won't even notice anything like a "short coming" on this kit


I found the weapons ‘soft’ in detail compared with the rest of the kit. In addition the seats suffers the same conclusion in my humble opinion.

The wheels were a luxury and although I didn’t change them on this kit, I will on my next Tornado.

 

At the end of the day, it’s personal and financial choices.

 

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