Bowcat's 1/48 Tornado F.3 ADV

Mr Bowcat

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Made some good progress this weekend. Built the intakes and got them installed on the base plate along with the cockpit, wheel wells and side sections.

Only a small seam on top, but because of fit issues a couple of nasty ones on the underside that will need sorting.

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Nice work Bob, I'm sure you'll get the Seams sorted
 

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Cheers Ian. :smiling3:

Yep, a bit of hammering and they will be good. :tears-of-joy:
 

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Made good progress this weekend. Got the sides, top, wings and air intakes on. Even managed to get the wing sweep mechanism working do the pylons will remain pointing forward whatever angle the wings are at. :smiling3:

Had a few fit issues with the intakes, this was probably my error. Some of the parts didn't have locating pins, and the instructions were a bit vague which resulted in a small gap. Nothing that some card shim and filler can't sort.

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Good work on overcoming the build issues. Hopefully things will be a little easier soon
 

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Cheers Steve.

Had more issues at the back with the tail, soon fixed with a bit of shim and filler.

Got some weight in the nose and finished off a few odds and sods, so that's now most of the building done. I've still got to put the gear, doors and ordnance together but that can be done while paint dries.

Speaking of which, got the primer down. Couple of small fixes to seams to fix, but generally I'm pretty happy.

It looks mean in black.

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Looking mean and fantastic in black Bob!
 

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Cheers Joe. :smiling3:

Started a couple of bits of the top coat. I noted the areas of the wings that are hidden when swept back are a darker grey. I wasn't sure how to mask them so I figured if I painted the darker grey first then move the wings back the kit will mask itself. We'll see how than plan works out. :smiling3:

While I had the colour mixed I also did the nose cone (radome?).

I'm also planning to try a new to me technique of black basing so I had a bash at the tail planes.

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Very nice work Bob
 

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Well the self masking seems to have worked. I moved the wings to the swept position and went over again with the black primer. The result is some nice clean lines. :smiling3:

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Your post #34 confused me, but now I see - I think you meant to write "lighter grey", not darker?

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Cheers guys. :smiling3:

Pete, I did mean darker, but darker than the rest of the top coat, not the black base.

Speaking of which, stage 2: mottling is now complete.

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