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Alistair Gauld
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Revell 1/72 Tornado GR.1Converted to GR.4 617 Squadron RAF Lossiemouth

January 20, 2021 · in Aviation · · 16 · 2.4K

Hi There,

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 with these in mind too)

Primed in UMP Primer.
Painted with Mr. Hobby Gloss Black, Colourcoats Medium Sea Grey and Light Aircraft Grey, 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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16 responses

  1. Very nice, Alistair.
    I think even closer than 3 feet it will still look perfect.
    Nice remembrance to the Dambusters.

  2. Nicely done Alistair, she looks good from here.

  3. Nice looking Tornado Alistair - I really like the art work on the tail.
    I must have watched the The Dam Busters movie about half a dozen times.

  4. Nicely done Alistair, looks good, I like anniversary schemes !

  5. Terrific Tornado! Nicely done.

  6. Really nice work on this and a very good result.

  7. Nice Tornado, Alistair @alistairfgauld.
    Definitely better than a three feeter!
    What a motivation to proceed with my half finished 1/32 Mig Eater one!

  8. Thanks very much.

    Go for it you know you want to.


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