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Windy

Windy's Tonka

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Hi Folks,

This will be my attempt at tackling the Airfix Tornado re-tooled F.3. I have a a stash of old Airfix Tonkas sat in the loft that I have plucked from Ebay and shows some as cheap as 99p as no one in their right mind would want to tackle one (that is until I have a go :fool: )

Well to start I have pulled out my brother's copy of On Target Special No.1 Op Telic and the wife (yes the wife) has chossen ZE161 'Lacey 28' as the bird to build. I have a selection of aftermarket parts in the stash but I have chossen to use a Eduard Torndao F.3 set and a set of Aeroclub seats. The eduard set is primarily going to be used to correct the rubbish cockpit of the Airfix kit, the seat as you can guess are a better choice over the Airfix version.

Here are the bits I will be using;

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Your as mad as I am Windy :mental:

He will be by the time he's glued the fuselage halves together! :lol:

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Well I am slowly making some progress with this plasic turd of a kit. The cockpit is going to me a mish mash of a old Italeri tub and parts from the Eduard set. Trial fitting the 2 fuselage halves made me laugh, cry and then laugh again, I will have to sort out some sort of clamp to hold it together.

One question I have is that why did Airfix re-tool the upper halves? I take it the old version was incorrect for a F.3?

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Well I am slowly making some progress with this plasic turd of a kit. The cockpit is going to me a mish mash of a old Italeri tub and parts from the Eduard set. Trial fitting the 2 fuselage halves made me laugh, cry and then laugh again, I will have to sort out some sort of clamp to hold it together.

One question I have is that why did Airfix re-tool the upper halves? I take it the old version was incorrect for a F.3?

it's airfix it was probably incorrect for the one they were modelling :rofl:

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By the time I correct the cockpit and the fuselage I might as well build a whole new kit :wall: . At least there is news of a all new ADV tooling in 1/48th on the horizon :partytime:

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By the time I correct the cockpit and the fuselage I might as well build a whole new kit :wall: . At least there is news of a all new ADV tooling in 1/48th on the horizon :partytime:

about bloody time theres been issues with this one for so long a botched attempt at something that should have been great

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I've sort of started a quick build Airfaux GR4(now GR1) in flight & the canopy has been painted black as I cant be bothered with the cockpit!

Merv

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Hey Windy,

If you get bored with this one, you could always do a scrap diorama and then build that 1:32 one youve got hidden away :wicked:

Bex

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Hey Windy,

If you get bored with this one, you could always do a scrap diorama and then build that 1:32 one youve got hidden away :wicked:

Bex

I was keeping the 1/32 Tonka for when I get all the bits I need (working out to be bl**dy expensive).

I could do a scrapped Italeri GR.1 like this

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I found the best way to get the Airfix fuselage to fit is to substitute it with the Italeri one!! :analintruder:

Seriously man, good luck with this one, you are gonna need it.

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I was keeping the 1/32 Tonka for when I get all the bits I need (working out to be bl**dy expensive).

I could do a scrapped Italeri GR.1 like this

Tornado%20Crash1.jpg

1:32 is an expensive hobby :crying:

With ref to the photo, now that would look amazing, and very different :thumbsup2:

Bex

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My Airfix F.3 might end up like that :analintruder:

Well it wouldn't take a lot of work Mish! :lol:

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Well it wouldn't take a lot of work Mish! :lol:

the last one i did i thaught airfix had modelled it off that one ........!!!!!!!

and i'm doing it again....oooohhhhhh noooooooo..!!!!!!!!

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Well as promised I now have a few photos of my slow progress, I hope you enjoy them?

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The drops flaps and slats is a simple attempt at adding so more detail to the kit, I used nothing but the kit parts which were just cut and repositioned (although not accurate it is better I hope you agree?).

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Oh forgot to metion that I tried to make the cockpit look more like a F.3 using some plastic card and bits of wire, again not accurate but better than the Airfix version. :P

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Hello mate

You still enjoying this one then

Al

Well just look at the fuselage join, what do you think :hypnotised:

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