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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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Up and leisurely breakfasted, plus the 3 S's and painted up the undercarriage and bays in a pale blue-grey and painted the rest of the model in H164. It's now sat awaiting the paint to dry enough.

I also masked and painted the canopy piece and the two large Hindenbergers I'll be using.

No photo, 'cos apparently the Picturetrail servers are down for scheduled maintenance until 2:30 Pacific Time.

I'll get on with painting the ordnance next

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No snags at all and fit is very good.
I had to wait until I could handle the canopy, before I could attach it, which I've now done. I was then able to confidently place the refuelling probe.

Also painted more ordnance;
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Well...we've been out for a stroll in the bright winter sunshine and come back to whisky tea and a couple of mince pies...

...And it's still just tacky. However, I found some acrylic dunkelgrun, so all may not be lost.

Pushing the Enamel Envelope a tad, but the acrylic Dunkelgrun is on. Fortunately, there'll be large decals to cover a lot of the model, so I'm in with a chance of a half tidy Tonka. (Dunno which half, though ).

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For those few of you wondering what I was doing with acrylic paint, it was in my Revell Lancaster box.

Detail painting and decals next and I will wait a couple more hours before attempting that.

Finished all the faffy detaily painting...all I need to do now is some touch-up. As you might be able to see, I've done some 'weathering' with my greasy fingers.

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I reckon as long as I can start decalling around 20:30 hours, job'll be a good 'un.
Here's where I got to;
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The urging worked well enough. Slight delay in posting up the pics, 'cos I killed my camera batteries in the process and then got distracted by a glass and some good telly.

It was a close call, I can tell you. There weren't fahzands of stencils, but each piece of ordnance had its own decal set and the large decals for the Tonka, although theyb were excellently cut and behaved themselves, didn't want to be rushed. In addition, I used a combination of Klear and Microsol and Microset to get everything down, sans silvering;

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Teeny stuff on the Sky Shadow pod;
Tick tock...and Anne came along to heckle...and take pics for me;

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Gluing on a BOZ;

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Ta-daaaaa...

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Celebration, with the first of a couple of glasses of Butch Sherry!

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Revell 1/144 BAe Tornado GR1, 27 Squadron, RAF, Marham, 1990

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Previously, I've built the older Revell 1/144 Tornado and then the later tooling, which is much, much recommended.
Once upon a time, I'd acquired some of the older tiddley Tonkas, to see how they held up against the new.
Cutting a long story short, they don't.

However, they're in The Stash and so have to be built. This thread is an illustration of that exercise.

First up is a pair of Revell F3's. These were actually old Dragon kits, but in terms of surface detail and general shape, they scrub up well with some work.
Unfortunately, this boxing only comes with one set of decals, for 111Sqdn's commemorative scheme.
Fortunately, I have the nice Xtradecal sheet, in 1/144, for Tornados.

So one will have wings fully swept and the other wings open. Whilst wings can be made to move easy enough, there remains the issue of getting pylons to do likewise.
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Then there's the wing-glove problem. These kits have a piece of plastic at the trailing edge, which fills that gap nicely. Unfortunately, it's too long and needs trimming nd it only fills the gap if the wings are fully open. When the wings are fully swept, the wing fills the gap. Anywhere inbetween and the gap remains unfilled;

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Being Dragon kits, they come with Sontaran crew, that needed some work with a sharp, pointy thing;

Before & After;

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Then there's the fin.
The F3 had bigger afterburners, requiring a longer rear fuselage. The tail was similarly adapted. Unfortunately, the Dragon toolmaker had an off-day;
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Rather that start mixing up Milliput, I used the superglue gel and accelerator trick;

Blob of gel in the hole;

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Harden with Zipkicker;

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Trim/sand to shape;

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I remembered that this particular kit had donated a set of elevators to my BAe/SAAB Loki.
So I scratched a pair of replacements;

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(I didn't have the confidence to do that, back then).

I also had managed to lose a pylon.

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The crew look happy enough, anyway;

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