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Postby LyleW » Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:17 pm

Who? Me? :whistle:
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Re: Airfix 1/48 Frontline Fighters gift set...

Postby Stuart » Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:19 am

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Re: Airfix 1/48 Frontline Fighters gift set...

Postby jkim » Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:00 pm

Nice work on the Tornado! I like that scheme!
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Re: Airfix 1/48 Frontline Fighters gift set...

Postby Stuart » Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:44 pm

Thanks John!
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Re: Airfix 1/48 Frontline Fighters gift set...

Postby Stikpusher » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:04 pm

Here are some nice heavily weathered Gulf Tornados if you want to go that route...

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Re: Airfix 1/48 Frontline Fighters gift set...

Postby Medicman71 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:13 am

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Re: Airfix 1/48 Frontline Fighters gift set...

Postby Stuart » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:26 am

Stikpusher wrote:Here are some nice heavily weathered Gulf Tornados if you want to go that route...

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That's nice Stik, probably a bit beyond my weathering skills though. How would you go about replicating that?

I've picked up this gift set again last night and was looking at the rear cockpit of the Tornado F.3. The moulding is the same as the IDS kit. I've got to turn this...

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Into something more like this..

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It shouldn't be too hard with some plasticard and some spare decals I have - I hope...

I'm planning on progressing the cockpits of the Jaguar and the F.3 as I build the one for the Mirage.
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Re: Airfix 1/48 Frontline Fighters gift set...

Postby Stikpusher » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:52 pm

The weathering I’d do with either washes and pastels, or pencils and pastels. On a light colored matte finish, it would not be hard at all, and quite easy to actually overdo.

As far as converting the back seat IP, that looks to be a simple conversion. The ADF panel looks quite easy to replicate. The two large screens would be easy to pull off with some styrene girders.
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Re: Airfix 1/48 Frontline Fighters gift set...

Postby Stuart » Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:33 am

Yeah I'll have to have a play with some of the pastels that I have at home.

It shouldn't be too hard - I'll have to cut off the top deck of whats there and remodel it.
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Re: Airfix 1/48 Frontline Fighters gift set...

Postby mustang1989 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:23 am

Looking forward to the weathering stages. Base paint coat looks fabulous. :shoutout:
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