On the bench at the moment

After fixing the issue with one Revell 1/72 Tornado, why not get the other one built? As well as the Hasegawa F-104, and the Revell Dornier 28, and the Zvezda 1/72 PaK40? It looks like 2021 is going to start a very productive year ( hopefully).

The Dornier and PaK40 are lurking on the window sill to my left.

I had actually made a start on the other Tornado as I had built the forward fuselage at the same time as the first Tornado as I was planning on building them both together, however the fit issues put me off both of them. This also explains why there are two different coloured parts as I was mixing and matching, the Revell wings were already built when I decided to use the resin Airwaves ones. If I can’t get the warp out of the port resin wing I may fit the kit ones anyway.

Edit; I made a decision on the resin wings last night….

Looking at them and as well as the warp in the port wing, the strips of plastic sheet I glued into them to replace the rather crude inserts have also warped. I *could* replace them I suppose but I just want to get these two finished so I glued the kit wings together and will fit them after clean up.

Shame really as the Tornado looks great with everything down and out but maybe another time. One thing I did prove is that you CAN get the Airwaves wings to fit a Revell Tornado even though they were designed for the Hasegawa kit over 20 years or so ago.

Published by andyk21

I've been a modelmaker for a verrry long time and still show no signs of growing out of it after 50 plus years. I mainly build tanks, aircraft and paint figures but generally do whatever takes my fancy whether it's historical, Science-fiction, a 'what-if' or because it has pretty colours and looks nice. I'm hoping that you find my blog interesting and useful, particularly if building a model that I have built and documented here.

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