41 Sqn Tornado ZA600

41 Sqn Tornado ZA600

Postby HawkT1 on Thu 01 Mar 2012, 1:54 pm

well firstly thanks to everyone whos helped me collect bits and info

special thanks goes to Ian at Adastra Masks for making the masks and decals for me

this is the first of 2 special tornado builds that im planning the next being a F3

any way this is what shes ment to look like in the end

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and this is what im using


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3 kits just in case 2x italeri and 1 x airfix

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aftermarket stuff

airwaves gr4 conversion
loads of resin
paragon wings aries seats
eduard F3 etch (for the undercart and airbreaks)
CLBS
loads

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and finally the masks for Adastra, now i have never ever used these so this is a learning curve
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well i just need to clear the bench of the hunter and tomcat then this will begin
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Re: 41 Sqn Tornado ZA600

Postby ArabJazzie on Thu 01 Mar 2012, 3:31 pm

Looking forward to this one Mark and will be using it for future info!
Arabest,
Geoff.
52 in a year! We must be certifiable!
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Re: 41 Sqn Tornado ZA600

Postby HawkT1 on Thu 01 Mar 2012, 3:43 pm

ArabJazzie wrote:Looking forward to this one Mark and will be using it for future info!
Arabest,
Geoff.



thanks mate, im just clearing the bench at the moment

plan is

wings, tub, body

im dreading cutting it all up
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Re: 41 Sqn Tornado ZA600

Postby Tug 747 on Thu 01 Mar 2012, 3:53 pm

Could be a good one will be watching this with extreme interest

Doug
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Re: 41 Sqn Tornado ZA600

Postby HawkT1 on Thu 01 Mar 2012, 6:18 pm

well i couldnt resist starting

heres what the instructions for the paragon flaps say to cut out

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and heres the first one, to say i was nervous is an understatement

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Re: 41 Sqn Tornado ZA600

Postby SHARFA2 on Thu 01 Mar 2012, 9:57 pm

Will definatley be following this one Mark!!
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Re: 41 Sqn Tornado ZA600

Postby HawkT1 on Thu 01 Mar 2012, 10:03 pm

SHARFA2 wrote:Will definatley be following this one Mark!!



thanks for your help with it
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Re: 41 Sqn Tornado ZA600

Postby Craig on Thu 01 Mar 2012, 11:02 pm

Great start! Can never have too many Tonkas :smile:
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Re: 41 Sqn Tornado ZA600

Postby Fumbles on Fri 02 Mar 2012, 4:44 am

Excellent start with the flaps and slats.. I'm interested to see how your masks work. I love these detailed Tornado's.
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Re: 41 Sqn Tornado ZA600

Postby HawkT1 on Fri 02 Mar 2012, 9:23 am

thanks guys

well last night i added the leading edges and filled the gaps, a bit more sanding needs to be done but they fit

and yes i have broken a ?bracket


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Re: 41 Sqn Tornado ZA600

Postby HawkT1 on Fri 02 Mar 2012, 3:07 pm

one wing virtually done

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Re: 41 Sqn Tornado ZA600

Postby HawkT1 on Fri 02 Mar 2012, 8:56 pm

well the wings are almost done but look ok primered

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Re: 41 Sqn Tornado ZA600

Postby Jamesv9820 on Fri 02 Mar 2012, 9:05 pm

Mark,

You have the flap on the wing the wrong way....
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Re: 41 Sqn Tornado ZA600

Postby HawkT1 on Fri 02 Mar 2012, 9:06 pm

dont think so mate, its the same as the instrustions
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Re: 41 Sqn Tornado ZA600

Postby Jamesv9820 on Fri 02 Mar 2012, 9:09 pm

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I have done three of these in my modelling career and I can assure you it is the wrong way.

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Hopefully you can see it in the attached image above...
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Re: 41 Sqn Tornado ZA600

Postby HawkT1 on Fri 02 Mar 2012, 9:14 pm

oh crap! :mad: :mad: :hide: :dizzy:

thanks mate, i think

this could be interesting getting them off again
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Re: 41 Sqn Tornado ZA600

Postby Jamesv9820 on Fri 02 Mar 2012, 9:19 pm

No worries. Best of luck getting them off. Might be best to cut them off and remake the arms to the flap.

Also remember to make the wing pivot point larger by 2mm at the rear which will enable to you push the wing forward further as the original italeri kit's wing is too far back and has a gap at the front of the wing glove...
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Re: 41 Sqn Tornado ZA600

Postby HawkT1 on Fri 02 Mar 2012, 9:32 pm

lol 2 days work down the pan, oh well, they are off i have a tube of debonder and they have come off fairly easy will only a little damage nothing much
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Re: 41 Sqn Tornado ZA600

Postby HawkT1 on Mon 05 Mar 2012, 6:31 pm

well after the failure on the wing i have spent the afternoon re building it and it looks ok not perfect but im fairly happy

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so while bits were drying i started the tub

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test fitted with blue tac

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im really not looking forward to painting this
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Re: 41 Sqn Tornado ZA600

Postby HawkT1 on Fri 09 Mar 2012, 12:41 pm

well ive been up all night throwing up hence im not at work, so while im felling ok

ive done a little of the tub, the side rails are from a f3 etch set, i cant find them on a gr4 piccy but im 90% sure they are there

bit more touching up to do and re painting of the black bits
next up, is the APU exhaust, and airbreak bays

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Re: 41 Sqn Tornado ZA600

Postby HawkT1 on Fri 09 Mar 2012, 8:45 pm

well ive got away with it with the wings i can take them in and out at will

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Re: 41 Sqn Tornado ZA600

Postby HawkT1 on Sat 10 Mar 2012, 7:50 pm

ok burner cans in, i thought they would be a straight fit, but no you have to extend the hole to get them in

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and ive added the intakes and wing shoulders, all filled


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more filling and sanding to come
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Re: 41 Sqn Tornado ZA600

Postby HawkT1 on Tue 13 Mar 2012, 3:29 pm

well it wont be long before she gets painted

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Re: 41 Sqn Tornado ZA600

Postby HawkT1 on Wed 21 Mar 2012, 11:17 am

well ive finally managed to start the paint work

pre shadding


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then a little medium sea grey

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more later
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Re: 41 Sqn Tornado ZA600

Postby HawkT1 on Wed 21 Mar 2012, 12:23 pm

ok nose paint on and i think ive got the colour about right

and silver on, ive tried a few paints and i think chrome mixed with airframe aluminium is about right

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