Over on Flory Model's is a five part video build of the Revell 1/48 Tornado IDS with a few clever hacks to get a better join in some of the awkward spots around the intake areas.
This SIG has not gone away, we continue to be a regular attendee at model shows up and down the country.
There have been some changes, the forum had for some time seen a steady decline in usage. Because of this we've moved a lot of our energies to Facebook.
We have a very active Facebook group where members from all over the world regularly post and discuss all things Tornado. We also have a Facebook page where SIG announcements are made.
The Blog is not signing off by any means but updates are going to be far less frequent than they used to be.
Available to order here from PM Models. Available for both the Tornado ADV and IDS variants, acrylic in flight display stands in two sizes 250mm £12.00 & 350mm £16.00
We knew the end was coming when we started the SIG, but it didn't diminish the sadness we felt when the RAF finally retired the Tornado. It is still in use overseas and that has softened the blow to a great degree.
With the retirement of the GR4 our job as a SIG is perhaps even more important. To join simply sign up to our Facebook group.
The SIG’s display at Telford is going big, not in terms of space but scale.
We will be displaying 1/32 scale builds using various iterations of Revell’s release with a few conversions along the way.
If you would like to add a 1/32 build to the display, then please get in touch.
The Tornado was well represented in the static display at RIAT 2018. The RAF (perhaps for the last time) brought two GR4s, ZA543 and ZA588. The Luftwaffe also brought two aircraft, and IDS and an ECR. The Italian Air Force brought one an IDS which fills a gap in our almost complete collection of walk around galleries.
No special schemes this year, but the ECR did have a few paw prints from a tiger meet on its fuel tank.
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