Airfix 1/72 TSR 2

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Re: Airfix 1/72 TSR 2

Post by Stuart Clark » Mon May 14, 2018 4:31 pm

Gloss coat is on, now onto decals.

Using a set of Model Alliance Tornado decals. I'm going to do it up as an aircraft of 617 Sqm, based at Incirlik AB, Turkey as part of Operation Jural in 1992.

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Re: Airfix 1/72 TSR 2

Post by Stuart Clark » Tue May 15, 2018 1:49 am

Decided just before I put decals on, the color was still a bit too dark. Put a light mist coat of 80% thinner and 20% XF-59 Desert Yellow on.
Looks much better.

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Gloss coat tomorrow then decals.
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Re: Airfix 1/72 TSR 2

Post by Stuart Clark » Sat May 19, 2018 2:37 am

Decalling has commenced. So fare the Model Alliance and Airfix are going on well.

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Re: Airfix 1/72 TSR 2

Post by Stuart Clark » Sat May 26, 2018 5:32 pm

Landing gear is now on. Landing gear doors are proving a bit troublesome which means one or two are placed then wait for it to set.

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I have to admit I'm looking forward to this one being done.
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Re: Airfix 1/72 TSR 2

Post by Stuart Clark » Mon May 28, 2018 12:26 am

A coat of Vallejo satin and I'm calling it done. I have to admit I found the tail end of the project very challenging. The landing gear doors were the most troublesome I have encountered. The overall fit is less than ideal and you can tell it was an older Airfix molding.

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If I was to do this one again, I would have put several more mist coats to lighten the brown color. A fun build but glad it's over. The aircraft barely fit into the display case I had planned to put it in. I have this kit in 1/48, I now have to decide If I will build it due to the size.
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