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  1. Yes no problem I start off painting the cockpit matt black using Tamiya matt black, then I spray from the top MRP light grey, which captures the shadows, which are matt black, I then just cover these with a light spray so there not to stark. MRP paints are already thinned, so its a nice steady build up. I do the same on the ejector seats. it's then a case of hand painting using Vallejo paints, and using washes to darken and make it look worn. once you're happy I dry brush using a light grey, but it's a very dry brush. it's all down to personal taste, but try it, if you don't like it strip it back with paint stripper and start again, I have done this many times. it's worth getting some good reference pictures, and try and follow how they look, you will get the hang of it once you try it. Mike
  2. Hi Lothar No this is the aires cockpit and resin seats Mike
  3. Hi Guys just thought after being asked many times to post some build shots for you enjoy Mike
  4. Hi Guys This is the 1/32 trumpeter AV8B Harrier, shown in its Italian markings. The kit is showing its age, but with a little TLC it can be turned in to a rather nice kit, I used the Aires cockpit, and wheel wells, along with Reedoak figures, and verlinden carrier deck trucks. Below is the back story An Italian AV-8B Harrier hitched a ride home aboard Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) after six months of maintenance in the US. The Italian aircraft, along with its flight crew, returned to Grottaglie Naval Base, Italy, on January 3, after the six months of scheduled maintenance at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, and two weeks of final checks and training aboard Kearsarge. Hope you enjoy Mike
  5. Hi Guys let me introduce you to the Tamiya F-16 CJ, the kit was dream to build no issues what so ever, this was also my first Time using MRP paints, and I have to say they are a dream to use, just brilliant. the kit has the Aires cockpit and undercarriage, and I used a reed oak fire along with a PG productions figure, the decals are from fox 1 vipers on guard. enjoy Mike
  6. Then maybe you should get in touch with PJ Productions and tell them, here is there details, there from Belgium here is the code number 321102 - NATO pilot seated in a/c (80' - 90') think the word NATO is a give away https://www.pj-production.be/en/8-figures-1-32- PJ PRODUCTION Rue A. Bodson 38 B 6280 GERPINNES BELGIUM
  7. Always have the time to help, here are the images of the parts with the tolling worn away. It's hard to believe that Revell have just launched the desert storm tornado, it's the same kit just re boxed, and with new decals, with the same loss of detail. The rest of the kit is ok, but I re drilled it so it all matched up, I have 2 of these kits left , but I think I am done with the tornado for a while. Mike on this image you can see that all the panel lines are missing, this is due to the tooling being worn out here is a close up of the same part and on the side of the tornado the panel lines have faded away, so these are all describe and riveted. these are the drills I use, there not expensive, but do snap if your not careful, I use the dremmil, as its got speed control, this helps. these are a finer set of drills union tool make the but you can get them off amazon for around £10.00
  8. Guys just want to say a big thank you for all the comments you have given me, thank you all Mike
  9. I did, I re drill a lot of rivets, and re scribed the panel lines that are worn out on the tool. Mike
  10. Hi Guys first off a happy new year to you all, hope there are not too many soar heads!! let me introduce you to the 1/32 Revell GR4 Tornado, I used Aires ejector seats and cockpit, and pilots from PJ Productions, with the decals from fantasy workshop, the rest is OTB. The kit goes together ok, but you need to be patient with it , I used HATAKA acrylics which are turning out to be my favoured brand, enjoy.
  11. I think they were from eBay I brought them some years ago mike
  12. Hi Gerhard the exhausts are what came with the kit, they are very nice with crisp detail, the resin seats are avionix, which I had lying around Mike
  13. That’s really a coincidence on the build and the crash. i did use the fox bat but stuck them to Tamiya masking sheets and used them as a template to re cut, so the pattern wasn’t altered mike
  14. Not sure on the killing the crew the masking was from fox bat Mike
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