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Operation Desert Storm 25th Anniversary

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ODS: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways FINISHED!

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3 years 7 months ago #151 by Bishop
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We all have those days. My first welds on the Tiger yesterday had me wanting to .... well, anyway, calming down and persisting yielded the same results as you've managed. Keep at it. B)

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3 years 7 months ago #152 by Grant
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And we're off again. with much sanding and filing I managed to get everything glued into the cockpit:





Here's some of the nice detail on the Aires set:



And then I weighted the nose with half a ton of lead and blue tac, and glued it on. Some gaps here that will need fixing.



And then I had a go at mixing the desert pink, this time using a number of Tamiya acrylic colours. The precise shade is still a mystery to me, so I have gone for a lightened tan with a bit of flesh and pink in the mix. It's not really pink but has a bit of a fleshy hue. Hopefully this will look right when it gets on the kit.



I also glue the wings together. The fit is superb on these.

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3 years 7 months ago #153 by KitModellerNZ
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Nice work on that pit Grant. Looks amazing!
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3 years 7 months ago #154 by Viperbuilder
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That pit looks really good Grant. Well done.

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3 years 7 months ago #155 by IAN
Well done, Grant, looking very good indeed.

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3 years 7 months ago #156 by grover
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Yeah, loving the look of the IPs and the Pit grant. B)

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3 years 7 months ago #157 by Tiger
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Smashing job Grant, looks like a few wee issues along the way but your pulling it off, splendid I say :)
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3 years 7 months ago #158 by Terry
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Nice to see you didn't do a "hulk" to this kit Grant. I'm curious about the nose weight. Is this kit a tail sitter, or do you simply prefer not to take the risk that it might be?
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3 years 7 months ago #159 by Grant
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Cheers all. The weight is precautionary Terry. I don't like that risk.

This is a very nice kit I've decided. I got lots done this weekend. So as not to bore you with too many pics, here's here it's at.



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3 years 7 months ago #160 by Grant
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Painting this is going to be fun. Look how shagged out Nikki is:

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3 years 7 months ago #161 by IAN
If it helps, I have a photo (somewhere) of a 'pink' Tonka fresh out of the paintshop at the 1990 Finningley airshow ???

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3 years 7 months ago #162 by Grant
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That would be cool thanks Ian. From what I can tell from the pictures I've found on the net they are lacking a lot of the stenciling they might ordinarily have?

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3 years 7 months ago - 3 years 7 months ago #163 by IAN
Not 100% but I think they lacked even the ejection seat triangles. I'll dig through my pics tomorrow.

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3 years 7 months ago #164 by Fritz
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This is looking really nice Grant. Very tempted to get this kit myself and do an Italian bird. Keep the pics coming.

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3 years 7 months ago #165 by Bishop
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It will look awesome matching the photo. Nice to see it coming together to this point

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3 years 7 months ago - 3 years 7 months ago #166 by Grant
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Gluing bits on, filling holes, and fixing bits up.



Yuck.



Hmmm.






Better, but more work needed. :whistle:
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3 years 7 months ago #167 by Viperbuilder
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That is an improvement Grant. It's an awkward one, it really needs a thin flat piece of rubber to capture the folding look or possibly thick lead foil.

I built a Hasegawa 1-72 Tornado in the early '90s and figured if I built another of the kits I'd make do with lead foil. Just throwing that idea out there to consider.

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3 years 7 months ago #168 by Grant
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Viperbuilder wrote: That is an improvement Grant. It's an awkward one, it really needs a thin flat piece of rubber to capture the folding look or possibly thick lead foil.

I built a Hasegawa 1-72 Tornado in the early '90s and figured if I built another of the kits I'd make do with lead foil. Just throwing that idea out there to consider.

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Yeah, foil sounds ideal. Maybe even a metal yogurt top (do they still exist?). I'll trim this, and make a little frame around it, and then try to manipulate the plastic to see what I can achieve.

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3 years 7 months ago #169 by Viperbuilder
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Shout yourself a bottle of red wine that has a decent lead foil cap and you'll be there. ;) :silly:

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3 years 7 months ago #170 by Bishop
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The problem with the foil (Milo interior tin would be both thick and thin enough), is that it will need shaping to get the vertical lines in it. Not really a problem, but not to be forgotten

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3 years 7 months ago #171 by Terry
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Grant,
When I eventually get around to making my Tornado I was planning on trying out a few things for the wing trailing edge curtains, lead foils etc as mentioned but also medical and/or elastic tapes. I might even raid my partners sewing box for various ribbons and tapes. Watching with interest as always.

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3 years 7 months ago #172 by Terry
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Another idea. Silicon mould rubber in a thin layer over a scribed sheet to make the pattern and then cut into strips to suit. Maybe even multiple coats of Maskol over a scribed sheet might work. Embed a straight copper wire in the bottom edge of the maskol after a few coats and the wire will help conform the maskol to shape over the wing.

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3 years 7 months ago #173 by Grant
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Viperbuilder wrote: Shout yourself a bottle of red wine that has a decent lead foil cap and you'll be there. ;) :silly:


I'll grab a bottle on the way home tonight. I might even get around to testing this suggestion. :whistle:

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3 years 7 months ago #174 by Andrew
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Looking good Grant.

Did you manage to try the wine bottle foil? :whistle:

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

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3 years 7 months ago #175 by Grant
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Andrew wrote: Did you manage to try the wine bottle foil? :whistle:


Yeah, I chipped away at this over the weekend. Filling, rescribing, adding more detail etc. Just need to fill a small gap around the front canopy and mask the cockpit and its ready to paint. :woohoo:

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3 years 7 months ago #176 by Grant
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Here's attempt two. Made with the foil off a bottle of wine. :dry:



I'm not sure to be honest. They're a bit wonky. :lol: Maybe I'll have a go at Mk.3, maybe I'll put them under a coat of paint and move on. This whole build will not win any awards. :whistle:
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3 years 7 months ago #177 by Xtr3meNZer
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Looks a lot more convincing than before!

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3 years 7 months ago #178 by IAN
I'd want to close the gap a wee bit, but tbh it looks fine.

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3 years 7 months ago #179 by Grant
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Okay, I'll probably go with Mk.2.5 and to to get it a little more precise.

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3 years 7 months ago #180 by Bishop
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Yes, I agree with Ian, but the main thing is that you're on the right track. That will do nicely.

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