Tornado cockpit almost done!

The cockpit is more or less done and can be fitted into the fuselage halves.

Cockpit rear view.
Cockpit rear view.
Cockpit right angle view.
Cockpit right angle rear view.

As the plane is standing on the ground with engine off, I decided to omit the instrument decals and instead have blank screens.

A few decals for the seats still needs to be added. Other than that the cockpit is ready for the next step.

Panavia Tornado – build start.

The instructions starts with the seats, which are pretty nice for a kit seat. There seams to be different colours on the different versions, but I’ll stick to the information I found and will paint the main part of the seats and cockpit in Dk gull grey and have black/green anti skid floor.

Cockpit parts ready for paint.
Seats, instrument panels and cockpit parts, ready for paint.
Cockpit tub.
Cockpit tub
Front fuselage halves.
Front fuselage halves.

The cockpit parts are assembled and the front gear bay glued to the bottom of the cockpit tub. Next will be some paint.

Panavia Tornado GR. Mk.1 RAF – Revell 1/32

I must be a bit crazy to start a new build now, with the intent on finishing it before the end of this month. The reason is that I won’t be able to finish the Eurofighter, due to serious problems with the wings and lack of proper decals.
This kit is a lot newer and have a lot nicer details and decals, but might still be doable. What worries me is painting it and adding all the decals, as there are plenty of stencils to go on both the plane and the weapons.

Anyway here’s a first look at the contents.

Box art.
Box art.
Instruction sheet.
Instruction sheet.
Glas parts sprue 1.
Glas parts sprue 1.
Glas parts sprue 2.
Glas parts sprue 2.
tanks and weapons.
Tanks and weapons.
More tanks and weapons.
More tanks and weapons.
Cockpit and other small parts.
Cockpit and other small parts.
Fuselage parts.
Fuselage parts.
Pylons and more cockpit parts.
Pylons and more cockpit parts.
Wing parts.
Wing parts.
Large decal sheet.
Large decal sheet.

If I have the colours I need I’ll do the Desert storm version with sharkmouth.