Bowcat's 1/48 Tornado F.3 ADV

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Cheers John. :smiling3:

I'm still undecided whether this black basing is worth it, it is a lot of extra work compared to pre-shading.
Hi Bob, the Tornado isn't my fav plane but I had a discussion with a friend about it last night and he highlighted that it was the smallest swept wing fighter ever made and that got me into looking into this. Well worth it as you distinctly have done weathering similar to Shuichi Hayashi with the mottling effect. I think it's looking very good.

That missing aerial will be easy to fabricate using the other two as a template.

I only have a question regarding the cockpit backseat instrument panel console piping. Are those grab handles as they look like parts of a sprue. I ask because I'm not familiar with the Tornado cockpit.

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That missing E 194 piece is quite a mystery. Revell have clearly messed up there.
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The instructions are fairly crap Jim, several parts were mislabeled but this was the only missing one.

Richard, not sure if the piping are grab handles but they are supposed to be there (not sprue), at least according to the instructions (however please note above comment re instructions. :smiling3:

So, with regard to the missing sensor (or whatever it is), I came up with this.

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It's not great, but at least it's close and shouldn't be too obvious when it's on its base.

I also got the tanks and AIM-9L's on their pylons and the Skyflash missiles installed on the belly.

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Bob.
Just had a good catch up, most impressive. Think these were based at Cottesmore, might be wrong but we often saw them over Stamford. Great looking plane.
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Been finishing off the last few bits and pieces, got the tanks/missiles installed on the wings and all the various lights painted and attached.

Also added a few bits to the inside of the canopy, some rails and 5 tiny rearview mirrors.

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I also started working on the base. Rather than go with a picture frame I cut up some plywood and moulding and made my own. The corners were a bit rough so needed some filler. I guess that's what you get for using a chop saw on small bits of wood. :smiling3:

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Nothing wrong with using a chop saw for that frame size, any problem would caused by the no of teeth on the blade if the finish was rough.
The canopy looks very clean, have you polished it ?
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Cheers Gents. :smiling3:

John, thanks for the advice on the saw, if I end up dong a lot of these I will invest in a different blade, or just use a manual saw and mitre block. No, the canopy wasnt polished, and I also forgot to dip it in clear so it's as it came out of the box. I did wipe the fingerprints off though. :smiling:
 

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Been working on the base today. Just given it a gloss coat so I can go in with some oils tomorrow, but this is the progress so far.

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Now weathered with a starship filth oil wash and looking more like I envisaged. :smiling3:

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Hi Bob
Missing part looks fine. The finish you have achieved is really nice. Base will set it off a treat. What did you use for the concrete slabs? Five mirrors!! - a very steady hand!
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Cheers Jim. :smiling3:

I just poured a base of tile grout then scribed it when dry.
 
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