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Roland Sachsenhofer (Roland)

Tornado F.3


58 29 December 2022, 08:22
Roland Sachsenhofer
With these pictures I start the build report on the Tornado F.3: a complex and entertaining kit! The plastic parts are from Revell, the numerous additions, like the resin ejector seat in the picture or the etched instrumentation are of course from Eduard.
29 December 2022, 08:25
Looking remarkably good so far Roland (not that I'm surprised 😉 ).
29 December 2022, 10:05
Villiers de Vos
Very nice details.
29 December 2022, 12:40
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you for these kind words, mates!
29 December 2022, 18:06
Looking good so far! I love the Tornado F.3, an aircraft preceeded by its early bad reputation, but which subsequently became a very decent interceptor after critical upgrades in the winter of 1990 at the dawn of the Desert Storm.

Which subversion of the F.3 are you planing to do?
29 December 2022, 18:12
Roland Sachsenhofer
Hello Marius, thank you for the motivating words! I plan to build the ZG753 proposed in the kit, a No. 111 Squadron aircraft from the 90s.
29 December 2022, 18:19
Roland Sachsenhofer
As mentioned with the GR.1, which is built in parallel: here, too, massive imprecision and inaccuracies of fit have to be dealt with!
27 January 2023, 19:10
I have never built anything in 1:48, but I remember reading about this Tornado kit in 1:48 with people complaining about the fit. It's the first time I see actual pictures and it's shockingly bad. Their 1:72 kit is by miles better in terms of fit (except some areas at the engine intake).
That engine exhaust will be nasty to clean up, frustrating and unnecessary work for 1:48.
Good luck!
27 January 2023, 19:24
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you for the encouraging words! As you say, it's also a shame because it's so unnecessary and caused by the nonsensical over-complicated parts design.
But, as the saying goes, you grow with the challenges! 🙂
27 January 2023, 19:29
Roland Sachsenhofer
I haven't reported anything new about the two tornadoes for a while now. The reason for this is that it took a few rounds of filling and sanding to create a reasonably respectable surface. Now most of the parts are finished and we can start thinking about the painting.
21 February 2023, 16:38
James C
👀 👍
21 February 2023, 17:13
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you James!
22 February 2023, 09:26
Roland Sachsenhofer
After completion of the GR.1, an end to the quite sprawling construction is also in sight for the ADV version. The surfaces are now sealed, the gloss level is still being worked on..... and a whole lot of small parts are still to come! Essentially, however, the model can now be "aged" and dirtied up a little.....
17 May 2023, 13:56
Villiers de Vos
Very nice work so far. I am still nailed to my seat.
17 May 2023, 17:28
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you, feel very welcome!
18 May 2023, 13:49
Nathan Dempsey
Looking great! I'm here to see the finish.
18 May 2023, 16:57
Guy Rump
Looking good. 👍
18 May 2023, 19:09
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you mates- today I should manage to get the final steps done. Looking forward to show you a few pictures!
19 May 2023, 09:11
Roland Sachsenhofer
These pictures taken this morning complete the construction of the Tornado ADV. Now the second Tornado is also off the workbench - it was about time, I would like to say diplomatically: those who have followed the construction report up to this point know that this was one of my projects where I had to invest the most extra work; all Valom and MicroMir.... models included 🙂 But the Panavia Tornado is such an impressive aircraft that the only thing left to do now is to enjoy the finished model!
Thank you for all your interest and encouragement, mates!
19 May 2023, 15:58
James C
Thats a stunning looking finish Roland. Awesome build 👍
19 May 2023, 16:07
Nathan Dempsey
That's a nice finish Roland. Love these markings too.
19 May 2023, 17:06
Very beautiful model!
19 May 2023, 17:23
Roland Revolvermann
Very nice 👍 That's a beauty!
19 May 2023, 17:31
Guy Rump
Great finish! 👍
19 May 2023, 18:35
Michael Kohl
Uhh, you semm to have had a rough time with this kit. The end result definitely doesn't show it. I like the livery too. Having seen a Tornado at the Museum in Oberschleißheim I was impressed how big it is.
19 May 2023, 22:45
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you for your words and your interest - I appreciate it very much! mates.
Michael, my last "encounter" with a Tornado was at the Flugwerft Schleißheim ; incredibly impressive, even as a stationary exhibit!
20 May 2023, 08:04
Top result as always. And super realistic presentation in the hangar!
20 May 2023, 08:20
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you very much- quite appreciated a lot!
20 May 2023, 18:01
Rui S
Another Beauty. Great presentation 👍
20 May 2023, 18:11
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you for these kind and motivating words!
21 May 2023, 15:19
Jennifer Franklin
Really nice!
21 May 2023, 15:35
Villiers de Vos
Very nice work.
21 May 2023, 15:57
Great result. This looks like a very hard kit.
22 May 2023, 09:00
Roland Sachsenhofer
Vincent, that's true! Thank you very much for your encouragement and interest - I appreciate your words!
22 May 2023, 11:27
Mr James
I agree with Vincent, a bloody excellent result from what looks like a very challenging kit. Those gaps..!
Also impressed with your photographic work.
22 May 2023, 11:59
Jakub Fiala
Ah, another beautiful Tornado from you, Roland. Great work, congrats! 👍
22 May 2023, 12:20
Always a great feeling when you win the battle against an awful kit with such a fantastic result, right? 🙂 also beautifully presented! 👍
22 May 2023, 12:55
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you for the appreciative review - yes, that was a tough ride or, to paraphrase Shakespeare, "The Taming of the Shrew".... 🙂
22 May 2023, 17:15
Paul Moore
It took me a few photos to figure out that was a model. Very nice. You're making the rest of us look bad. 😎
25 May 2023, 09:50
Roland Sachsenhofer
Words that make me happy - without making anyone feel bad, so I hope 🙂
25 May 2023, 16:29

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