1/72 Revell Tornado GR4A

by Pete Morgan



        This is the excellent Revell 1/72 GR1 converted to a GR4A. The conversion to GR4 is easy enough; all you need to do is add the FLIR fairing (I made mine a scrap resin block and some filler). To get it to GR4A standard I used the Airwaves GR1A conversion adding the line scan cameras and filled in both the gun fairings. I added some Hasegawa 2250 Ltr tanks and the Sky Shadow pod from the spares box as these look better than the kit offerings, the TIALD pod was from the Airfix NATO weapons set. Paveways were from the kit. Markings were from a Model Decal set with crew figures from PJ productions of Belgium.  Other than these additions the kit built up nicely from the box. I must admit I do like this kit; it looks and feels the part.

        The build was a commission, 1 of 3 for one of my work mates (just a Harrier GR9 and Nimrod to go!!) before he emigrates and joins the RAAF. The picture is taken from Google earth and is RAF Marham where 2 Sqn operate the Tornado GR4, and the addition of the name bade adds the personal element.


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Photos and text by Pete Morgan