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Eduard is to rebox in June 2021 the Revell's 1/72nd MRCA Tornado IDS/GR.1 - Gulf War RAF "Desert Babes" - kit - ref. 2137

Schemes:

  • ZA452 - Gulf Killer, No. 20 Squadron, Tabuk AB, SaudiArabia, 1991
  • ZA465 - Foxy Killer, No. 16 Squadron, Tabuk AB, SaudiArabia, 1991
  • ZD715 - Luscious Lizzie!, No. 31 Squadron, Dhahran AB,Saudi Arabia, 1991
  • ZD719 - Check Six, No. 9 Squadron, Dhahran AB, SaudiArabia, 1991
  • ZD739 - Armoured Charmer, No. 9 Squadron, Tabuk AB, SaudiArabia, 1991
  • ZD809 - Awesome Annie, No. 617 Squadron, Muharraq AB, Bahrain,1991
  • ZD890 - No. 9 Squadron, Muharraq AB, Bahrain, 1991
  • ZD892 - Helen, No. 617 Squadron, Muharraq, Bahrain, 1991

Source: https://www.eduard.com/out/media/InfoEduard/archive/2021/info-eduard-2021-05-enrr.pdf

 

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V.P.

 

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/72 - MRCA Tornado IDS/GR.1 by Eduard (plastic Revell) - release in June 2021

Not yet released, expected in June 2021.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/EduardCompany/posts/4576193829062195

 

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8 marking options are a part of 1/72 scale Limited Edition kit of twin engine multirole combat aircraft Tornado GR.1. The kit is focused on aircraft in British service during Operation Granby.

It is going to be released in June under the name Desert Babes (cat. no. 2137).

Content:

- plastic parts: Revell,

- 8 marking options,

- decals: Eduard,

- pre-painted PE parts,

- painting mask,

- resin parts: seats and wheels.

 

V.P.

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8 hours ago, MiG-Mech said:

Already available at eBay and online shops.

No doubt 'pay now, maybe get it later' as it is a limited release (Eduard buys X number of kit in bare plastic).

And it's the Revell one, so what Italeri JP233s have to do with it isn't clear to me.

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10 hours ago, alt-92 said:

And it's the Revell one, so what Italeri JP233s have to do with it isn't clear to me.

In addition, there is no mention of them whatsoever in the Eduard info. 

 

Mind you, I still have a resin Airwaves pair stashed away...

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

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Eduard released for their 1/48 Desert Babes the JP233, so I hope it's also coming in 1/72.

Italeri was or still is the only one, who could provide a 1/72 JP233 on aftermarket, but details are not up to date.

Clear ?

 

 

Edit: Not Italeri - Airfix Weapons Set.

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/72 - MRCA Tornado IDS/GR.1 by Eduard (plastic Revell) - released
On 5/27/2021 at 12:44 PM, MiG-Mech said:

Eduard released for their 1/48 Desert Babes the JP233, so I hope it's also coming in 1/72.

Italeri was or still is the only one, who could provide a 1/72 JP233 on aftermarket, but details are not up to date.

I've just got the new Osprey book by Michael Napier on RAF Tornado Units of Gulf War 1 which includes some superb aircraft profiles - I've yet to read it (waiting for a nice sunny day!).  But its inspired me to get the Eduard kit.

 

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So I'm also hoping that Eduard will release the full range of stores for the Tornado GR.1 (I don't recall Italeri ever releasing a 1/72 Tornado kit with the JP233 option - the Hasegawa GR1 certainly came with these?).  Eduard have already made a good start (in addition to what's in the kit) with stores and other resin details released or planned, including: 

 

ALARM missiles

Sky Shadow ECM pod 

BOZ-107 pod 

CPU-123 Paveway II

GR.1 exhaust nozzles

 

I see they've also released Tornado GR.1 stencil decals for a grey/green camouflaged version. Fingers crossed for the JP233 and maybe 8x1000lb bombs carried during the first Operation Granby operations are to follow.

 

Rich

 

 

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1 hour ago, Piotr Mikolajski said:

 

Announced for August - 672271 JP233 dispenser

Nice. I have a pair of Airwaves resin ones tucked away, but Scalemates seems unaware of them.

 

Cheers,

 

Andre 

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6 minutes ago, Hook said:

Nice. I have a pair of Airwaves resin ones tucked away, but Scalemates seems unaware of them.

 

Cheers,

 

Andre 

In that case, maybe you should add the missing info there!? V-P

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4 hours ago, Piotr Mikolajski said:

 

Announced for August - 672271 JP233 dispenser

Expected them.
What would Gulf War Tornados be without JP233 !?

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On 6/15/2021 at 8:39 PM, MiG-Mech said:

What would Gulf War Tornados be without JP233 !?

Not being shot down? Flying predictically straight and level, and relatively slow,  over some of the most heavily defended runways in the world is not the safest place to be. 

 

They are iconic, and I have the recent Eduard ones and an older pair (Airwaves?) to use on mine, but since airfields are not known for their ability to move around I never understood why no missiles were developed for the job. 

 

Cheers,

 

Andrr

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