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TOPIC: RAF 100 GB - Craig's Hasegawa 1/72 Tornado GR.1

RAF 100 GB - Craig's Hasegawa 1/72 Tornado GR.1 1 month 6 days ago #1

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I'll start with this:


And already have these in the box, so will use them as well
- Aires cockpit and wheel wells
- PP Aeroparts/Flightpath correction/update set
- DB Conversions resin wings
- Eduard Brassin AIM-9L Sidewinders
- Master Models pitot
- Armory wheels
- Various bits and pieces taken from the Revell kit

Aim is to try and build the model as ZD740/DA "Dhahran Annie" as she appeared during Granby, and before all her mssion markings were repainted.



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RAF 100 GB - Craig's Hasegawa 1/72 Tornado GR.1 1 month 6 days ago #2

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Here’s the box of bits ready to try and turn in to an Operation Granby bomber. There are a bunch of useful parts from the Revell kit loose in the bottom. I discovered I had also previously removed the kit nosecone ready to replace with the PP Aeroparts corrected resin one.


This will be a ‘background’ build while I try and get my MS Type I and Hornet prototype models finished.
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RAF 100 GB - Craig's Hasegawa 1/72 Tornado GR.1 1 month 6 days ago #3

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Here is a photo with Hasegawa sprues and aftermarket sets removed. Revell parts to be used, PP Aeroparts photoetch and DB conversions wings with extended slats and flaps. At some stage I also glued one set of droptanks halves partially, and opened the slots for the wings to be inserted after fuselage assembly.
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RAF 100 GB - Craig's Hasegawa 1/72 Tornado GR.1 1 month 6 days ago #4

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I learnt a lot of things about this kit when I built the Italian one back in 2016, and will be applying many of the lessons and improvements learned from that one to this build, and refining it further in the areas I was not happy with last time.
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RAF 100 GB - Craig's Hasegawa 1/72 Tornado GR.1 1 month 6 days ago #5

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Looking forward to watching all these builds unfold. Your last one here looks amazing to a tank person.

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RAF 100 GB - Craig's Hasegawa 1/72 Tornado GR.1 1 month 5 days ago #6

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Bishop wrote: Looking forward to watching all these builds unfold. Your last one here looks amazing to a tank person.


It looks pretty good to a plane person as well! it worries me when people say things like,... "i'll fix these things next time", and then post picture like that... I worry what i'm missing.

So this GB is a real thing then??? i'll get my entry out then...

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RAF 100 GB - Craig's Hasegawa 1/72 Tornado GR.1 1 month 5 days ago #7

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First simple fix. Hasegawa have moulded a non-existent protrusion on the outboard end of the Tornado tailplanes. Few swipes with some sandpaper fixes the issue.

On the left, as moulded, on the right, corrected.
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RAF 100 GB - Craig's Hasegawa 1/72 Tornado GR.1 1 week 3 days ago #8

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I've been tinkering away with this in between working on the Hornet, and managed to make some progress.

Nose is assembled with the Aires tub fitted, the PP Aeroparts (now Flightpath) corrected radome added, Aires nose gear bay added, Revell refuelling probe glued to the Hasgegawa nose, drilled out the gun barrels, rescribed the panel lines on the bottom of the kit and fitted the clear LRMTS sensor fairing. The back of the Aires cockpit needed a little shimming as it was designed to fit the Revell kit.



Rear fuselage progressing as well. Aires wheel wells are in place, and have managed to rescribe detail on the port side (hence why there is only a tailplane on one side at present. I've also modified and fitted the under-fuselage pylons from a Revell kit as the Hasegawa ones are just 4 x 2s ( a few minor gaps I can see that will need filling). I've also opened up the vent in front of the port wheel well and another behind the starboard wheel well which Hasegawa provides as black decals so a little too 2D for me. I've also started adding the PP Aeroparts details around the exhaust openings, and added the antennae on the tailfin from the Revell kit, and glued the speedbrakes closed.

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RAF 100 GB - Craig's Hasegawa 1/72 Tornado GR.1 1 week 3 days ago #9

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Looking very sharp, Craig.


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RAF 100 GB - Craig's Hasegawa 1/72 Tornado GR.1 1 week 2 days ago #10

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NICE aftermarket bits. The nose area has all been blended together so well. Is the nose cone separate to the pit or have they all been molded together so you simply encase the lot in kit parts?

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RAF 100 GB - Craig's Hasegawa 1/72 Tornado GR.1 1 week 2 days ago #11

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Thanks. 2 separate sets. Here are the instructions for the cockpit set to see what is included

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