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

Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 7 months ago #91

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This is looking superb Grant! Loving it!
The new Tornado kit you linked from TM, is that a new mould or the same as the one FK posted above?
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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 6 months ago #92

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Nah its a new tool, its the one that actually fits the aries pit so you don't need to do some serious re-work as grant has done.

It also has the correct fueling probe, the intakes are in the right spot so the probe terminate correctly and about a zillion other corrections.

I'm looking to get the one on TM but its open slather to those who want it...

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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 6 months ago #93

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too late its GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE i bought it, one of the guys here is picking up the old Marineflieger kit, so i use that money to fund the purchase,... well eventually.

so no torture for me,... although Grants will still look better ...i just know it!!!

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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 6 months ago #94

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Flying_Kiwi wrote: too late its GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE i bought it, one of the guys here is picking up the old Marineflieger kit, so i use that money to fund the purchase,... well eventually.


Nice work. I was tempted myself. :lol:

If you want to do the Desert Storm Tornado I'll have the left over decals I can send you. :)

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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 6 months ago #95

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thanks mate but part of the hannants order where i got the pit i made i got the same sheet as you (i think, anyway i'm building "Foxy Lady" when she arrives.

I'm not going to enter it as an ODS entry,.. tho just for me. your work, turning that kit and those gaps into an attractive looking tornado has got to be the winner! respect!

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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 6 months ago #96

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Painting the basics of the cockpit. This has a ways to go, including some more resin, pe and detail painting.





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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 6 months ago #97

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This really is a sensational build. The pit looks the part even with a ways to go. B)

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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 6 months ago #98

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Surely is looking the part!

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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 6 months ago #99

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Pretty much deserve the win on perseverance alone!!!

Oh Kane, your tornado is on the way,... $65 all up when you have the cash. enjoy! (checked it was all there)

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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 6 months ago #100

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Oh okay thanks! I'll be getting that cash to you next week mate, next pay day. Cheers!

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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 6 months ago #101

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Sorry to hijack your thread mate but i got the new tool last night and took some pics, thought you may be interested in whats changed

The cockpit fits!




Panel lines have improved, and the fit is a bit better.




There is a probe included :-) no need to make one!





This will piss you off,... they obviously worked out the cans and housing needed a bit of work.... no surgery for me... nasty ejector marks tho...




Resin pit is still way better than the kit.




I still marvel at your work and persistence ,.... i feel like i'm sort of cheating :-)
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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 6 months ago #102

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Interesting, and thanks for posting. The new kit has similar engineering but the detail is a big improvement. And they have certainly improved the instructions; the ones in the old kit look like someone knocked them up in 5th form tech drawing class. :lol:

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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 6 months ago #103

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Yeah i know what you mean, Revells instructions are a bit poor sometimes and at worse misleading (HE111 instructions for example) but it seems they've taken the lead from some of the newer companies and made a proper booklet.

The construction minus a few obvious modifications, is as far as i can tell the same. the panels lines are much better and are much crisper

I also don't think i'll need a nose weight that resin pit is heavy!!!

so keen to see where you got to

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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 6 months ago #104

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Just FYI FK - Model received thanks :)

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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 6 months ago #105

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More progress. All masked and I've begun the painting. This will be toned right down but the whole thing will be quite heavily weathered.









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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 6 months ago #106

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Given the poor 'raw materials' that you started off with... 'have to say I'm seriously impressed with what you've achieved.

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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 6 months ago #107

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This is looking great! You've got a lot more patience than me to do that much reworking, Grant.

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What these guys said. Really coming together nicely after some not so fun times.

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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 6 months ago #109

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Looking awesome Grant and am really liking that paint colour as well. Was it a 50/50 mix of Sand and flesh in the end?

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It has beaten me. :(

I gave it a quick sand and buff this morning in prep for the final coat of paint. To wash off the dust I gave it a quick run under the cold tap. The instant result was this:



The paint has bubbled and lifted all over the thing. I don't have the patience to strip this back, and really the model isn't worth the time for it, especially when there are so many nice kits waiting in the stash. So I am officially admitting defeat. :pinch:

I still have the decal sheet though so hopefully I will get to complete the subject one day. Thanks for commenting and following folks. It obviously wasn't meant to be. :lol:
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Oh bugger! :(

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KitModellerNZ wrote: Oh bugger! :(

Yup :pinch:

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Operation Desert Storm: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways 3 years 6 months ago #113

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It's a very weird reaction too. I have no idea why it did this. I was so close to finishing. :dry:

Now I need a replacement ODS build. 1/48 F-117 or 1/32 A-10?

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Oh man, that sucks!!

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Damn and bother!

Grant, I'm thinking the failure has everything to do with Vallejo acrylic. Why you might ask? My experience of Vallejo is it skins off and dries quite quickly but adhesion is the poorest I've ever encountered in a hobby paint on anything other than a matt primer, and it's the lack of adhesion that makes me wonder whether moisture has got under/through the top coat (perhaps because of the sanding?) to wreak havoc. None of this makes up for the loss of time and hard work you've put in, so my commiserations.

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Terry wrote: Grant, I'm thinking the failure has everything to do with Vallejo acrylic. Why you might ask? My experience of Vallejo is it skins off and dries quite quickly but adhesion is the poorest I've ever encountered in a hobby paint on anything other than a matt primer, and it's the lack of adhesion that makes me wonder whether moisture has got under/through the top coat (perhaps because of the sanding?) to wreak havoc. None of this makes up for the loss of time and hard work you've put in, so my commiserations.


I think I agree with your diagnosis Terry after giving it a bit of a scrub. The paint in those areas just peels off. Back to Tamiya acrylics. :pinch:

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...and after all that effort. So sorry to read this. If you still want to build a Tornado, the new RoG kit is phenomanal, and I've got some spare 1:48 decals you can have.

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Thanks Ian, I might start collecting the stuff for another 1/32 build though.

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I'm sorry to see this happen to you Grant after all the work you had put into it.
It is exactly the same thing that happened to me on my T-80 last year using Ammo MiG acrylics.
My blistering resulted from using moistened tissue to mask off the camouflage pattern though, and probably sat on the surface too long.
I was gutted as well. :(

Give it a couple days to think it over and hopefully you will decide to strip the paint back with some thinners etc and re-do it.
It looks like you've knocked off the majority of the assembly and it would be a shame to see all that effort got to waste.

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Ouch :pinch: That sucks :(

I reckon the 1/32 A-10! :woohoo:

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