Revell 1/72 Tornado GR.1 – Converted to GR.4 617 Squadron RAF Lossiemouth
This was a holdover from 2020 as I was awaiting Euro Decals GR.4 Stencils to arrive as the kit ones were Bi-lingual in places.
The conversion kit came from Freightdog,
The Decals were Xtradecal X72216 RAF 2014 Update (I’ve got a Tucano with these in mind too)
Primed in UMP Primer.
Painted with Mr. Hobby Gloss Black, Colourcoats Medium Sea Grey and Light Aircraft Grey, Tamiya Nato Black, Neutral Grey, Matt White, Rubber Black, Clear Green and Clear Red.
Vallejo Silver and Aluminium, Xtreme Metals Aluminium, Steel, Burnt Metal and Jet Exhaust.
Clear coated with Windsor and Newton Matt and Gloss.
The Fin caused me a few issues when it came to the final coat. I hit it with two lightly misted coats of Mr. Color Super Clear then a wet coat and it was like I’d put a crackle glaze on.
I admit to user error here as the wet coat must have been too wet.
I micro-meshed it back very lightly when fully dry and then coated with Windsor and Newton.
Just about got away with it. Looks OK from 3 feet.
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