Revell 1/32 Tornado GR1 - Desert War

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Looking very nice Barry.
Those paints, are they allowed to be sent by air-mail or are they on the no fly list as well. Being over here is a pain at times since the jobsworths started banning this that and the other from air transport...
 

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Hi Barry
Paintwork is very nice. Not seen that metallic paint before.
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Looking very nice Barry.
Those paints, are they allowed to be sent by air-mail or are they on the no fly list as well. Being over here is a pain at times since the jobsworths started banning this that and the other from air transport...
I do t see why not Ian. It can be ordered direct from AK via their website. I got mine, a full set, a ping time back.
 

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Looking great Barry. Can't wait to see this unveiled


On a side note. Where did you get the model work stand from? I've been trying to find them on evilbay but came up blank
 

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Looking great Barry. Can't wait to see this unveiled


On a side note. Where did you get the model work stand from? I've been trying to find them on evilbay but came up blank
I don’t remember Alan. I have had it for a while now. All I can suggest is to Google for model building jigs.
 

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Alan. I had a quick google and look at this.
 

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Many thanks Barry
 

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Shame John doesn't stock those.
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Indeed. If only he could stock MRP as well but I suspect they are quite an investment. He does have some AKI goodies, The weathering pencils for instance. I will be using those for the first time shortly.
 

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Looking great Barry. Can't wait to see this unveiled


On a side note. Where did you get the model work stand from? I've been trying to find them on evilbay but came up blank
Hi Alan. I got something similar which I'm really unlikely to be using. Let me dig it out from my cupboard and measure it up. I'll get back to you tomorrow.
 

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Hi Barry
Looking good as always and progressing well. What do you use for the pin wash? Does the finish of the MRP paint allow the pin wash to flow OK?
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Barry. If you intend to do hydraulic fluid staining then the hyd oil used in the Tonka is OM-15 which is a red colour. When it dries out it turns a sort of brown-red colour. The airbrake region is always an area this could be found along with carbon deposits from the reverse thrust action.
 

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Hi Barry
Looking good as always and progressing well. What do you use for the pin wash? Does the finish of the MRP paint allow the pin wash to flow OK?
Jim
Hi Jim.
I glossed to seal the decals before the pin wash. I did use MRP varnish and when I have used a pin wash on stores where there were no decals I have done direct k to the paint. No problems.
 

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Barry. If you intend to do hydraulic fluid staining then the hyd oil used in the Tonka is OM-15 which is a red colour. When it dries out it turns a sort of brown-red colour. The airbrake region is always an area this could be found along with carbon deposits from the reverse thrust action.
Thanks Alan.
I have been looking at some photos and I see some very characteristic staining in areas such as the fin which I plan to replicate. I will use MRP clear smoke for the carbon staining and I will try out the AK weathering pencils to do some red/ brown streaks among other effects.
 

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The staining under the engines is from the gearbox oil (OX-26). This is a brown-yellow colour. Normally the engine gearbox is vented after every flight on the left side of the aircraft (little drain pipes you see) and this leaves some staining there. Also when the engines are shut down, under the centre just forward of the arrestor hook fuel is dumped so this also creates a staining in that area too. Sorry if i'm teaching you to suck eggs with all this lol
 

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I have done a semi-matt coat, removed masking from metal areas including exhausts and sprayed the exhaust staining on the tail. As this is an operational aircraft in a combat zone I wanted a rather heavyish effect with the staining. That said I am debating whether I need to tone it down though. I will decide tonight.

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I also have some more work on the tail pipes to do with metal powder. I did a wash with AK Exhaust Wash.
 

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Not to heavy at all if you ask me. I have seen photos of the real aircraft where almost all of that huge fin is covered with soot.
This is looking very good Barry.
 
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