1/48 Italeri RAF Tornado GR.1 "Operation Granby"

Gallery Article by Andrew Maverick Taylor on June 4 2020

 

      

Completed this Italeri 1/48 RAF Tornado GR.1 Operation Granby "Armoured Charmer" using the Gulf War boxing. 

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Kit was built as a desktop model therefore I left out the cockpit parts and blacked out the canopy at the painting stage. Paints used were Tamiya XF-57 Buff for the main colour then bleached it out with varying shades of the same colour. Decals were a mix from the kits and from aftermarket sheets. TIALD pod and Hindenburg tanks were taken from an Airfix kit as well as the "Sandra" decal on the pod. Display stand is from a Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang. 

Overall the kit went together very well however to get the best alignment I used plasticard strips and also deviated from the instructions when assembling the fuselage joints. It worked out better than expected and have no hesitation building the other three I have in the stash. 

Andrew Maverick Taylor

Photos and text by Andrew Maverick Taylor