Airfix 1/48 Frontline Fighters gift set...

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

Postby Stuart » Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:07 pm

Been getting some work done on this - the cockpit has been painted and decalled, canopy dipped in future etc...

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Nose weight in, front wheel well painted and fitted... I've also added a spreader bar to widen the lower half of the fuselage to help fit...

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And now the fun really begins - pass me an electric sander and a bucket of filler...

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

Postby LyleW » Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:53 pm

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

Postby Stuart » Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:20 pm

Thanks Lyle. tbh there's nothing complicated about these Airfix Tornado kits - they're only about 50 parts. The challenge comes from the poor fit and that every join needs filler. You don't want to know how much I've just used on the nose...

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

Postby Duke Maddog » Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:51 pm

...pass me an electric sander...


Belt or palm? :giggles: :lashed:

Looking great so far Stuart! The spreader bar is a great idea; I might have to try that with my Shinmeiwa. :shoutout:
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Re: Airfix 1/48 Frontline Fighters gift set...

Postby Medicman71 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:51 pm

Great progress Stuart!
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Re: Airfix 1/48 Frontline Fighters gift set...

Postby jkim » Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:07 pm

Got a little confused looking at previous posts but I think I've gotten it straightened out. The painted Tornado is NOT one of these builds right?
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Re: Airfix 1/48 Frontline Fighters gift set...

Postby Stuart » Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:19 pm

Thanks Gents!

Duke - deffo a belt sander!

jkim wrote:Got a little confused looking at previous posts but I think I've gotten it straightened out. The painted Tornado is NOT one of these builds right?


Hi John. That's correct, the Pink Tornado is a GR.1 I built last year. If I recall I picked up this set from ebay and started messing about with it whilst I was still building the pervious one.
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Re: Airfix 1/48 Frontline Fighters gift set...

Postby Duke Maddog » Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:49 pm

Gotcha. One belt sander coming up....
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Re: Airfix 1/48 Frontline Fighters gift set...

Postby Stuart » Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:01 am

:giggles: :giggles: :giggles: :giggles:

I'm currently waiting for some decent weather so I can go and sand this one in the garden - I share my bench space with my home office at the mo, and I've no desire to cover my working area (and both my laptops) in 1/2 a ton of dust!
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Re: Airfix 1/48 Frontline Fighters gift set...

Postby Stuart » Thu May 06, 2021 1:04 pm

It's Mike's fault - him and his 'two Hornets' on the bench!

Not content with just the F.3, I've added this wee beasty to the build pile...

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I'm just in the process of getting it to the same stage as the F.3, and then I'll be doing lots of filling and sanding!

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