View taken by sister ship overflying Laarbruch!!
1/32 Revell Tornado converted to a GR1A
This is a cracking kit, trouble is where to store it when built!! I just retrieved mine from the loft - after being boxed up for well over a year! Not too much damage to fix (in readiness for the round of model shows this year!), Canopy collapsed (hence the white plastic rod propping it open in the pics!) and a lost pitot tube - in the process of being fixed!!)
I've had a long fascination with reconnaissance aircraft so I converted my GR1 to a GR1A. Simple enough to do; delete cannons, add side facing camera ports, add linescan pod under nose....
ReHeat crew posing!!
The GR1A depicted is
ZA371/"C" of RAF No II (those are roman numerals by the way i.e. as in
"2 Sqn" NOT 11!!) Squadron, as she appeared in mid - 1991 after
the Gulf War and by now based back at Laarbruch in Germany. Decals came from all
over the place -note the 24 "Palm Trees" mission markings on the
Photos and text © by Bill Clark