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Tiny Tonkas - The Panavia Tornado In 1/144

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Re: Tiny Tonkas - The Panavia Tornado In 1/144

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Courtesy of Kit's Kits, this next little beauty was in need of a good home and, as my Need To Collect The Set kicked in, I just had to have it and add it to the Build.

This is the newer tooling, with the seperate front fuselage section, so I won't bother with any sprue shots.
I've been tinkering today and this one has caught up with its twin.

Revell 1/144 Panavia Tornado IDS, 2002 Tigermeet.

(The 'new' Revell Tooling)

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Here's that pic again, to show off the lovely decalled cockpit, seen here on the right;

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Revell 1/144's get better and better.

On my other Tonkas, I'd failed to take into account that gap, revealed behind the wings. This time, however, I used some old masking tape strips, glued into place;

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I know you'll have seen this pic before, but for the sake of completeness, here's the progress to date...this is the green one, on the left for those with black and white monitors!

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Again, a little filling was needed for the front-rear fuselage join, but superglue and zapper sorted this out nicely.
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Painting

Revell paint schemes!?!
Don't get me started!

Suffice to say I've had fun tracking down 'Good Enough' colour matches.

(Ever get that "French feeling?")

The tail and spine were given a couple of coats of matt white and then an overall coat of H79 was applied, followed by H91 and finishing off with H67.

I can next crack on with the detail painting, as the colours used for each of my Tonkas in this respect, will be the same

I've been busy at this, on and off...adding detail here and painting a bit there...touching up...repeat...

Then, yesterday, I realised that all the painting was done and I had no excuse not to decal...so I took a Before photo and have, this afternoon, taken an After.

The decals were really brilliant and well thought out...no complex curves for them to have to bend around on the aircraft. There were decals for the tanks, but, again, these were cut exactly right, so that they fitted perfectly. The instructions told me to paint the canopy framing, but there were decals for this and they also fitted beautifully. A coat of Mattcote finished it.

Painting done;

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Decalling done;

Revell 1/144 Panavia Tornado IDS of the AG51, (Reconnaissance Air Wing 51), Jagel AB, Luftwaffe

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Family portraits;

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Revell 1/144 Tornado IDS Marineflieger Jubilee

Whilst waiting for some yellow gloss to dry and ever so carefully, ever so steadily working through another build, the Madness struck and I seized a Revell 1/144 Tornado. I've built these kits before and they're on my list of Happy To Build Again...And Again. I didn't have this particular celebratory scheme, so the collector in me insisted I add it to the flight of Tigermeet Tonka.

I couldn't remember if Tonka are tailsitters, so I added some Liquid Gravity, just in case;

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As this will be grounded, I'm fixing the elevators and wings in position. Whilst the wings work nicely enough, the pylons don't. Notice that I've added strips of thin card to the wing gloves, to stop that see-thru look;
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Very quickly, I got so far;
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The engineering of the intakes is very nice. Don't forget, this is 1/144;

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And it's all ready for paint;

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Beginning with the undercarriage and bays;

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Paints used;
H27
H66
H224

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Done.
A nice, stress-free build and, although the camo is somewhat complex, it's not so bad, once I found the Humbrol colours.

Revell 1/144 Panavia Tornado IDS Marineflieger Jubilee, Solo Display Aircraft for 2002, of MFG2, (Naval Air Wing 2), Eggebek AB, 2002

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Next up is a...

Revell 1/144 Panavia Tornado GR4

...Under Blitzbau conditions.

Here are the bits;

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Here is the stage;

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Best get cracking then...completion to occur at least before 21:30 tomorrow

After half an hours play, the tiny cockpit is practically complete and I've added masking tape around the wing 'gappage'.

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The completed quartet have come up a treat. Let's see how the Blitzbau goes ... good luck! :D
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Close-up of the i/p decals;

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Having been here before, I thought it best to add some nose weight;

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...And after an hours-ish play;

Final shot afore beddy-byes;

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Undercarriage is sorted, sans wheels.

I spent some time deciding what ordnance to give my Tonka. Now I know

Would I need 24 hours? My "Rate Determining Factor" tends to be my insistence on using enamels. They take longer to dry and I've got a two-colour camo.
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