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TOPIC: ODS: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways FINISHED!

Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 8 months ago #61

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What Terry said. I would have used Grover's hammer suggestion long ago.

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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 8 months ago #62

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I filled and sanded the gaps on the cockpit and then primed it. Then I made a start on the refueling probe. This was made from laminating some styrene sheet, and then shaping it with a file and sanding sponge. It's still not quite there in terms of shape as you can probably see, so I'll do a bit more shaping work before adding the remaining pieces. Fun fun. :cheer:









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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 8 months ago #63

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wow Grant, that looks awesome, well done on the scratch as well

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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 8 months ago #64

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Charging ahead. I shot some Vellejo Sand over the front end to see if I was satisfied. Good enough. I have no idea why I'm spendng so much time on this kit. The shape is awful. :sick:

My new airbrush is completely awesome though. So much control. :)





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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 8 months ago #65

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The kit shape may be awful but with the work you are putting it looks the business!

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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 8 months ago #66

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Nosferatu wrote: The kit shape may be awful but with the work you are putting it looks the business!

Agree! B)

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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 8 months ago #67

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Agreed

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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 8 months ago #68

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Nice Nice Nice. Another silk purse emerging.

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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 8 months ago #69

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Well after the pain you have been having with this one, you are certainly making a brilliant job of it! Good stuff

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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 8 months ago #70

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Man, that's good work.

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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 8 months ago #71

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Thanks all. This kit has been a real work out and a time sink. I detailed it a little more, adding the sight on the nose. I also bought some Tamiya fine polishing compound and buffed the canopy parts to remove the scratches. This stuff is magic. :cheer: Finally, I added the undercarriage. These are a very vague approximation of the real thing. Just a little more detailing to go and then I get to have a bit of fun with the painting.








There are actually two complete sets of decals on the sheet I bought. I may have to squirrel away a new mold Revell 1/32 Tornado so I can revisit this subject. :whistle:
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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 8 months ago #72

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Grant wrote: : Finally, I added the undercarriage. These are a very vague approximation of the real thing.


Man you're right, the legs in the new 1:48 kit are thicker than those !! :blink:

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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 8 months ago #73

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Cool stuff Grant. And yep, those landing gear "missed leg day"

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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 8 months ago #74

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A couple more hours and a couple glasses o' wine. All the detail is on (well at least as much detail as I'm willing to throw at this turd). Primer coat is a 50/50 mix of Vellejo pale flesh and sand. :whistle:







This has still been a fun build. The biggest upside has been the discovery of the combination of Vallejo Model Air and my new Paasche airbrush. It sprays like a dream. I think I'm going to switch to Vellejo Model Air acrylics. It's going to burn my compressor out though. :S
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Sorry, but this is not a turd, not since you've worked the magic. Enjoying some wine now myself.
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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 8 months ago #76

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Looking very good, nice primer coat down also, good colour
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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 8 months ago #77

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Man!!! this is a lot to live up too such a good save!!! i really love the refueling probe housing, what thickness card did you use?
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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 8 months ago #78

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Like the colouring in that last photo
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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 8 months ago #79

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Nice progress man B)
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So guys Grant has done some amazing work on this.
But I have to say he really understated how much of a gap there was to fill in the cockpit. I've started playing dry fit with my tornado essentially the same kit And the infamous aires pit


You fitted that into this. You sir are a legend. This is surgery!!


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Thanks. It was pretty major surgery. I'm sure the Aires pit is fine in the right kit though. :blush:

Also, the refueling prove was made with .5 card I think. I'be done a bit more on the kit ready for the paint job this weekend.

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Flying_Kiwi wrote: I've started playing dry fit with my tornado essentially the same kit


Ditch that old kit and get this: www.trademe.co.nz/toys-models/models/air...ction-1034450358.htm B)

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Flying_Kiwi wrote: I've started playing dry fit with my tornado essentially the same kit


Ditch that old kit and get this: www.trademe.co.nz/toys-models/models/air...ction-1034450358.htm B)


Oh that looks nice - Probably not allowed to buy any more though! lol. But that does look quite nice

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So anybody want to buy a 1:32 slightly older model of the Revell tornado $50 ??

no takers??? yeah thought not :-) (after seeing this thread)





seriously if somebody buys it i'll get the tiger meet tornado,... just needs a boost,... and there goes my Firefox budget for the month
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Flying_Kiwi wrote: But I have to say he really understated how much of a gap there was to fill in the cockpit.


That's no gap, that's a canyon! :ohmy:

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Flying_Kiwi wrote: So anybody want to buy a 1:32 slightly older model of the Revell tornado $50 ??




seriously if somebody buys it i'll get the tiger meet tornado,... just needs a boost,... and there goes my Firefox budget for the month


Seriously - $50... I would do it... Not immediately, but I would. I don't care about inaccuracies etc... I'd just build it to look pretty lol

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Xtr3meNZer wrote:

Flying_Kiwi wrote: So anybody want to buy a 1:32 slightly older model of the Revell tornado $50 ??




seriously if somebody buys it i'll get the tiger meet tornado,... just needs a boost,... and there goes my Firefox budget for the month


Seriously - $50... I would do it... Not immediately, but I would. I don't care about inaccuracies etc... I'd just build it to look pretty lol


Yeah same here, I'd just build it out the box, stick it in the display case, always fancied one of these.

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Out of the box it would be a super easy build and would look cool in the collection. It would also be a nice first 1/32 jet. :)

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so anybody want a Aries pit then :-)!!!! maybe i do a half and half???

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If anyone else wants that kit go for it, as I wont be able to afford to get it for another couple of weeks haha..

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