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REVELL 1/32 TORNADO GR1 "Gulf War"

THANK YOU SANTA, ok, thank you to the Mrs.

Next build, and it'll be a LONG one to boot. 's Gr1. At 55.1cm, this one will take pride of place in our living room, IF i can do it justice.

I know it's an old kit that's been re-boxed, but it doesn't matter too much.

Extras ordered (so far) 2x resin pilots and 2x resin ejection seats, this WILL be a challenge as I've never worked with resin.

Work starts today, and I'm going to have a play with the kits seats, just to get my feel of this thing ( i might even add some wiring/tubing at the same time, even though I'm not intending to use them.

ANY hints/tips/ideas welcome, and so is PLENTY of encouragement will be most welcome.

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  1. This is a wonderful entry, Tony! This Revell kit is a nice kit, gradually becoming a classic, being "superseded" by the new offering from Italeri. I have started (but still not finished) the older version of this kit in my Chuck Villanueva's "Desert Storm" GB some time ago, orking on it from time to time. You may check my progress here:

    https://imodeler.com/groups/30th-anniversary-desert-shield-desert-storm-informal-group-build/forum/topic/revell-1-32-raf-tornado-gr-1-mig-eater-tabuk-1991/

    Looking forward to your progress!

  2. You received an amazing gift, Tony @tonyanderton
    Looking forward to this build.

  3. So i made a half-hearted attempt at the KIT ejector seats as i'm still waiting on the resin ones to arrive.
    "Quite" happy with the results, as I've never really had the chance to paint up seats

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  4. Also started on the ordinance and fuel tanks (which are bigger than some 1/72nd kits I've built in the past)
    Primered using a normal "rattle-can" primer, then I'll shadow the panel lines.
    I must admit, after watching various builds on YouTube, I'm tempted to have a go at the "Mottling" effect prior to top coating...should be fun, as i think a seal in my airbrush has degraded and not working properly. I have another airbrush on order, so i may have to wait a while

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  5. So, now the "Beastie" is in black primer...not looking too bad i don't suppose

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  6. Added some tonal variation to the Vallejo tan primer...new technique for me, so we will see

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  7. OH BOY...Vallejo "Sand-Pink" is EXACTLY what it says...PINK!
    Repainted (paint is still wet in these photo's) with Vallejo "Sand Yellow". Once it's dry, i'll cover the whole lot in a clear, then weather it.
    I personally think the colour is pretty much right.

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