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Josh's Tornado Gr.4 1+1 (Dragon)

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Josh's Tornado Gr.4 1+1 (Dragon)

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Hello all!

I started this 2-fer kit back in fall of 2013, and for one reason or another, I just keep deciding to do other things with my hobby time, and so they keep getting deeper and deeper on the Shelf of Shame!
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They made it as far as this- to the point I was ready to apply decals to them, before the giant task of little fiddly bits needed to go on.

But these Tornadoes are survivors! Both planes from the kit were in smaller boxes, and were blown by a big gust of wind, clear off the hobby table, scattering them and all their parts to the four corners of the earth. Somehow, I managed to find all those pieces, and did the weapons re-fit by going to some other kits, making it so that one plane will be carrying Storm Shadows from a RoG Typhoon kit, and the other will be carrying GBU-10s from a Dragon Super Hornet kit. Both are armed now with AIM-132 ASRAAMs, and one of them has the dual rails on the inner pylons, as I'd seen that if they did dual rails, the tornado could carry AAMs on one set of rails, and ALARM missiles on the other set of rails.

Some other shots of their current state:

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I plan to have the two of these long-forgotten Tornadoes done by June 15th! In Progress photos to follow!

JB

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Don't forget that the GR.4 has an extra chin sensor (FLIR) that the GR.1's don't.

HTH

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Acknowledged. I doubt the kit came with them, so that will be fun.

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Baaaa ha ha ha ha ha! These are still not done- but they ARE in line behind a few other projects that are moving along quite nicely. As soon as I make ANY progress, I'll post some pics.

JB

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Whatever the case, it's good to know that someone else has the cojones to admit to partially complete items sitting gathering dust ... ;)
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Well, I'll say it like this: I've been out of the hobby since 2016, but since getting back into it, I have had 9 planes and 2 choppers gathering might amounts of dust, and the move I made to my new place in 2015 was not kind to my built kits. So MASS repairs and a couple of write-offs for those, and the 9 kits I'm finishing before I start anything new.

The Tornadoes are about to go back into the line up to get finished. I just have two hornets ahead of them.

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Breaking News!

These two Tornadoes will get some much needed work done this weekend. Photos if I get anything significant done. :)


JB

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