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TOPIC: Tornado GR4 - Operation Ellamy 2011

Tornado GR4 - Operation Ellamy 2011 2 weeks 1 day ago #1

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www.warfare.today/2018/04/16/raf-31-squa...os-in-syrian-attack/

April 2018 - 31 Sqn Tornado's used Storm Shadow stand-off missiles against Syrian Government targets.

Revell 1:48 kit with many extra's, not colourful in any way at all, but a 'shoe-in' for this GB. Official start-up pics in a couple of weeks after the Messerschmitt is off the bench and I've made sure that I have everything that I need.


All change - now Operation Ellamy, Libya 2011... Carry-on, chaps.

Stay tuned.



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Tornado GR4 - Operation Shader 2018 2 weeks 1 day ago #2

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Tornado with Storm Shadow - deja vu. What's not to like?! ;)
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Tornado GR4 - Operation Ellamy 2011 1 week 5 days ago #3

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Slight change in plan:

Going to use the Italeri GR1 / IDS kit, with GR4 parts donated from the RoG kit, and changing from Operation Shader to Operation Ellamy (Libya 2011) - but only because I found the decals going cheap !!






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Tornado GR4 - Operation Ellamy 2011 1 week 5 days ago #4

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Great stuff. Have not seen one with 4x Pave way IV.

Looking forward to your build.

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Tornado GR4 - Operation Ellamy 2011 1 week 4 days ago #5

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Cool Ian, looking forward to it. Ive seen lots about the Revell kit but nothing about the Italeri one.

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grover wrote: Cool Ian, looking forward to it. Ive seen lots about the Revell kit but nothing about the Italeri one.


It's not great, been around about fifteen years, maybe longer, some well-known fit issues and woefully inaccurate drop-tanks... BUT, it's cheap as h*ll, easily available and all the issues with the fit are easily sorted with filler, sanding and a bit of experience.


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Tornado GR4 - Operation Ellamy 2011 1 week 4 days ago #7

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Whose decals did you find?

There does seem to be only a very limited selection of GR4 decals on the market.

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Tornado GR4 - Operation Ellamy 2011 1 week 4 days ago #8

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Marcus, Xtradecal in UK (Hannants own brand) do lots of sheets for the GR4 most are for anniversary schemes, however I picked-up their 617 Sqn historic sheet which has a Lancaster (no surprise), a Mosquito and four Tornado options including the one in the photo.



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