Skywalker Do you know anything about this livery? Was this the first production Tornado?
24. May, 07:11
Philip Avonds I don't know, I built the model something like 40 years ago... It was one of the options from the kit: Tri-National Tornado Training Establishment XX946 | 1st Flight - Warton, Lancashire October 1974 | White Red
25. May, 08:42
Skywalker Looks great. Too bad about the varnish yellowing. But there weren't many options for archival paints in the 70s.
Philip Avonds Sure looks like Hasegawa white like in their decals
The varnish was most probably Humbrol as that was all I used at that time...
26. May, 11:33
Andy Ball Wow!! that has brought back so many happy memories!, I remember my dad treating me to this kit because I'd done so well in a swimming championship...I painted it just like yours!!...splendid!!
Philip Avonds Yes Patrick, that got me puzzled as well and I can't figure out how this could be anything else than some kind of photoshopping... Anyway, the picture is not mine, it was borrowed from the secret projects website.
Yes MichAv, I will definitely do the moulds and probably make all 3 versions.
You need to replace the black toner with this white toner and print the white areas as if they were black. To print the other colours including black, you need to reinstall the black toner and feed the decal sheet a second time. Registration is a problem, so I print the underlying white areas separately. These white decals are placed first and where required, the coloured decal goes on top. This allows you to place the decals accurately in register on the model.