Kit manufacture: Revell
Kit No. 04846
Type: Tornado ECR Tiger Meet 2011
Extras used: None – OOB.
Paints and colours used: Tamiya XF-66 Light Grey for fuselage. Tamiya Flat Black, White, Blue, Yellow, Green for various bits such as weapons / nose. Mr Metal Color Buffable Aluminium for Pitot Tube.
Weathering: Flory Models Dark Dirt for exterior, Homebrew ink washes for wheel wells / undercarriage. Tamiya weathering kit (Rust and Oil) for nozzles.
I fancied a bit of a mojo builder after burning so many hours building the SHAR so what better that this awesome little kit.
This is a completely brilliant kit in no small part thanks to the decals – for £4.99 you can’t go wrong!
It took just over a week to build and I reckon the time was split about 25% assembling and painting the aircraft, 50% decaling and 25% weapons and undercarriage.
- This kit is a tail-sitter, so you will need to put some lead in the nose. I didn’t do this and had to saw the nose off with a razor saw and insert a large lead shot in the nose cone.
- If you model her with the refuelling probe retracted there aren’t enough decals to completely cover the retracted probe housing. To get around this I cut slices of unused decals and used them to cover the gaps. Any remaining gaps were touched up with Citadel acrylics.
- Definitely easier to build this one with the horizontal stabilisers off and fit them after decaling.
- The decals respond very well to Micro Sol decaling solution.
Go out and buy one of these kits! They’re great 🙂