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Alan Rush (alanrush)

Modern Fighter Aircraft Groupbuild.

Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (M.R.C.A.) or the Panavia Tornado as a toddler. It is an Airfix kit from the '70's given to me by a friend, so I will try to build the prototype version.


Alan Rush
One question to ask: Researching cockpit colours. Are modern British cockpits a lighter/darker gray? Black instrument panels? What colour are the seats and cushions?
5 June 2014, 15:40
Murad ÖZER
Hello Alan, hope this page will be of help: http://www.tornadosig.com/
5 June 2014, 15:52
Clifford Keesler
Good luck with the build. I think the Tornado is a cool plane.
19 June 2014, 00:00
Choppa Nutta
how is an aircraft from the seventies a modern aircraft ? 😄😉
...... because they still use it today... to answer my own question 😄
19 June 2014, 00:07
Alan Rush
Taking a look at the pieces. In theory it shouldn't take long, but then again this is me I'm talking about! Old kit with raised panels. Should this be my first lesson in scribing my own?
21 June 2014, 03:28
Clifford Keesler
That is up to you sir, It is a challenge, at least to me anyway. I have some Hasagewa 1/32 scale kits with raised panel lines. I am just going to pre shade them then airbrush the models. Afarid I will mess them up if I try and rescribe them.
21 June 2014, 16:18
Alan Rush
Yes, I have been reading about preshading, then taking a zillion grit sandpaper and run along the panel lines to expose the black underneath. Even without the sandpaper, preshading is probably the best bet. Most of the finish is white, so it will show quite well. That method does require me to try my airbrush, so I learn something new either way.
21 June 2014, 18:02
Christian Bruer
Interesting I'm in Alan. I like to follow what kit modelers make out of these old kits. A close friend of mine just finished the old Airfix HIS Belfast and it looks nice even 40 years after it's first release.
21 June 2014, 18:32
Jose Miguel Rodriguez
I made this when I was a teen...... I will follow you!!!!!
5 July 2014, 03:03
Alan Rush
Just started with the cockpit. There is not much to this kit. I think I will use the two figures to liven it up.
5 July 2014, 03:39
Clifford Keesler
Is it an RAF version. The only one I ever built was a 1/32 scale German version.
6 July 2014, 01:56
Alan Rush
It will be done as prototype no. 2 XX946 with the markings and colours that are on the boxart. The markings for this version for different locations on the plane include the RAF and Italian roundels and the German cross as well as the roundel that has sections for the colours of each nation.
6 July 2014, 06:42
Alan Rush
Been a while, but finished up the cockpit. There will be a lot of filling putting the body together.
25 July 2014, 04:33
Clifford Keesler
Coming along nicely Alan.
22 August 2014, 00:12
Choppa Nutta
Nice work Alan, I keep forgetting just how small 1:72nd scale really is !
you've done a nice job on the crew 🙂
22 August 2014, 00:18
John Thomas
Alan, nice work
22 August 2014, 18:40
Alan Rush
Thanks Clifford, Choppa and John. Yes they can be small, but fit on the shelf more easily. Thank goodness for my magnifier lamp. Without that, I could not paint them at all.
23 August 2014, 02:18
Calvin Gifford
Good on ya for not letting an old kit go to waste! Great job!
23 August 2014, 02:24
Alan Rush
I haven't built many kits, but I can tell the difference between new and old kits! Building this - it would be nice to NOT have a huge gap in every seam. I have everything but the canopy and the end caps that serve as engines on the back together. Lots of filler and sanding has pretty much destroyed the raised panel lines but with the prototype paint scheme, it will be colourful at least. Thought I would try an airbrush for the first time on it as well. Better to ruin a free kit from a friend than an expensive new one.
23 August 2014, 02:36
Calvin Gifford
23 August 2014, 02:41
Es-haq Khosravi
Great job on thos old figures!
23 August 2014, 05:47
Alan Rush
Thanks. They took a while (painting over mistakes and then painting over the mistakes that those corrections caused!) but I am happy with them in the end.
23 August 2014, 05:51
Christian Bruer
One of my close friends just build the Airfix HMS Belfast in 1/600. He has a passion for old Airfix kits and one of his mates gave him the motto - give old kits a chance!
I always lie to follow such WIP to see what comes out of the kit! Well done so far Alan!
23 August 2014, 15:28
Alan Rush
Thanks very much, Christian.
23 August 2014, 15:36


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