As part of a 100 year RAF group build within my local model club, I decided to attempt building the Airfix 1/48 TSR 2. Unfortunately I started late with this daunting project so I won’t be able to finish it for the Imodeler RAF 100 group build. I decided to do lots of scratchbuilding on this project and add the excellent CMK resin sets for the Avionics bay, front wheelwell, airbrakes and burner cans as well as Eduard Big Ed etched parts and Pavla resin ejection seats to round it off. The canopies, instrument coming, mainwheel landing gear, tailfin, pitot tube and other minor details will be scratchbuilt. I started the scratchbuilding first as it would be the most time consuming part. The pitot was fashioned from a needle using a Dremmel tool to get the right contours. The rivets on the canopies and windshield were drilled out using a 0,2 drillbit. The front canopy received about 45 bits and pieces consisting of fine sandpaper, pewter foil, stretched sprue, 0.1 mm copper wire, plasticard from Evergreen and Tamiya masking tape.
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