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Operation Desert Storm 25th Anniversary

January 17th 2016 will mark 25 years since the US-led Coalition began airstrikes in a prelude to boots on the ground to force the withdrawal of Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi forces from Kuwait. To mark the 25th Anniversary, we will be commencing a Kiwimodeller Group Build, beginning January 17th 2016, and finishing on the 15th of July 2016.
The build is open to any scale and any subject that played a role in Operation Desert Storm. This includes Iraqi forces. The model must be built in its entirety within the specified build dates and the build should be accompanied by a thread in the group build forum documenting regular progress. Post shots of your sprues at the beginning of your thread.
By the end of the GB (and no later than 24 hours after the completion date) participants should post five pictures of the completed build in the GB completed builds thread. There is no entry fee for the GB, but a donation for the upkeep of Kiwimodeller is welcome The winner of the group build will be decided by popular vote.
Voting will run for the week following the 15th of July, ending Midday the 22nd of July. A deadlock will be decided by a separate run-off vote.

ODS: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways FINISHED!

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4 years 5 months ago #61 by Bishop
What Terry said. I would have used Grover's hammer suggestion long ago.

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4 years 5 months ago #62 by Grant
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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4 years 5 months ago #63 by RED
wow Grant, that looks awesome, well done on the scratch as well

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4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 5 months ago #64 by Grant
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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4 years 5 months ago #65 by Nosferatu
The kit shape may be awful but with the work you are putting it looks the business!

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4 years 5 months ago #66 by grover

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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4 years 5 months ago #67 by Kiwimav
Agreed

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Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.

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4 years 5 months ago #68 by Bishop
Nice Nice Nice. Another silk purse emerging.

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4 years 5 months ago #69 by Xtr3meNZer
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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4 years 5 months ago #70 by IAN
Man, that's good work.

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4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 5 months ago #71 by Grant
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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4 years 5 months ago #72 by IAN

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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4 years 5 months ago #73 by grover
Cool stuff Grant. And yep, those landing gear "missed leg day"

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4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 5 months ago #74 by Grant
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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4 years 5 months ago #75 by Bishop
Sorry, but this is not a turd, not since you've worked the magic. Enjoying some wine now myself.

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4 years 5 months ago #76 by Xtr3meNZer
Looking very good, nice primer coat down also, good colour
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4 years 4 months ago - 4 years 4 months ago #77 by Flying_Kiwi
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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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4 years 4 months ago #78 by Hadley
Like the colouring in that last photo

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3x 1/24 Subaru rally cars
1/35 AH-6J Little bird
1/48 AH-1W Cobra
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4 years 4 months ago #79 by Andrew
Nice progress man B)

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4 years 4 months ago - 4 years 4 months ago #80 by Flying_Kiwi
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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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4 years 4 months ago #81 by Grant
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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4 years 4 months ago #82 by Grant

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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4 years 4 months ago #83 by Xtr3meNZer

Grant wrote:

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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4 years 4 months ago - 4 years 4 months ago #84 by Flying_Kiwi
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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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4 years 4 months ago #85 by Terry

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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4 years 4 months ago #86 by Xtr3meNZer

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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4 years 4 months ago #87 by Gary

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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4 years 4 months ago #88 by Grant
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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4 years 4 months ago #89 by Flying_Kiwi
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so anybody want a Aries pit then :-)!!!! maybe i do a half and half???

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4 years 4 months ago #90 by Xtr3meNZer
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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