1/32 Revell Tornado GRI

Gallery Article by Francisco Colaço on Sept 16 2003


R.A.F. (Gulf War)

Hi Everyone. This is a big scale 1/32 model from Revell and the quality is very good, but it needs some improvements.  I improved the cockpit with Eduard etched brass for the instruments and other details and added two resin MB10 A seats from Paragon Designs.


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I made improvements on landing gear with new hydraulics, made from radio receiver antennas.....the same thing I made for the inflight refueling probe.  I built the protective covers for the air intakes with lead foil and the protective covers of the exhausts were made with vacform.  The other protective covers were made with plasticard and the warning flags with lead foil.

About the color scheme, the specific color of this British aircraft is " Desert pink ".  To make this I made a mixture of approximately 95% desert sand and 5% red and I obtained a good effect.  The general weathering was made with pastels and my airbrush.

Francisco Colaço

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Photos and text © by Francisco Colaço