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Philip Avonds (PhilAvonds)

M.R.C.A. Tornado


Built from the Airfix kit, brush painted with Humbrol enamels, finished with the kit decals and some hand painted markings (walkways).
I built this model back in the seventies. The varnish has yellowed badly...

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Full kits
M.R.C.A. Panavia Tornado Multi-Role Combat Aircraft
Airfix 1:72
04019-6 1976 New box


4 images
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1:72 M.R.C.A. (Airfix 04019-6)


24 February 2020, 11:11
Do you know anything about this livery? Was this the first production Tornado?
24 May 2020, 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 2020, 08:42
Looks great. Too bad about the varnish yellowing. But there weren't many options for archival paints in the 70s.
26 May 2020, 01:51
Dave Flitton
Yes, a nice build, looks like Hasegawa white!
26 May 2020, 01:58
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 2020, 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!!
26 May 2020, 12:06

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