Tornado GR.4

More beautiful model work from a master. This time the Tornado GR.4.

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The month-long saga of the Tornado has irrevocably concluded. If I could add sound to this post, you would hear a mollified sigh of relief. It feels great to have it displayed up on the shelf.

Hasegawa threw a curve ball at me with this one. I was kind of expecting a smooth build and instead received a few problems. The air intakes required some plastic surgery that was not welcomed. You can still tell that I had to remove the inner panels and move them outward to make room for the nose section to fit. The seams in the rear of the fuselage gave me a hassle as well. Final assembly flew by until I started on the landing gear. The right rear strut was broken and I didn’t catch it until it was time to install. I clipped the rest of the strut from the sprue tree and re-attached…

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2 responses to “Tornado GR.4

    • Whenever I used to make models I always ended up with a gap in the middle of the fuselage. At my ATC squadron we had a gaggle of models that we were working on. It looked like Davis-Montham back there 😀

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