This is quite an expensive kit but there is a lot of plastic in the box, the decals are excellent and the finished model looks great. It’s not perfect though as the weapon provision could have had more options relevant to the GR4 and, though good, the fit isn’t perfect but it’s good enough. The additional late aerial could have been included and some of the reference material is missing information such as the relevance of the TARDIS displays on the later GR4’s. These though are just minor points in what is otherwise a very good kit and definitely the best GR4 in 1:32nd if not all scales. A bit of experience is required to get the best out of it but it’s well within the ability range of all but the very inexperienced modeller and it can make a very nice rendition of a Tornado GR4 straight from the box.
Overall, I highly recommend this kit as I really enjoyed this build and the finished model does look very good.
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Kevin Rowbotham says
Outstanding job on the GR4 Dave…..I’ve never built a Tornado but yours has certainly inspired me!
I really enjoyed your write up, thanks for sharing,
Paul Ainsworth says
Hello,Dave – Magnificent work as always.
This Tornado kit is absolutely superb and you’ve done great justice to both it and the Tornado aircraft,
Another fantastic aircraft that’s disappeared from our skies.
Seeing ‘scale replicas’ like this easily remind us of the real aircraft we love and miss.
A fantastic aspect of our wonderful hobby.
All The Best,
Christopher Woolford says
Terrific build Dave. You have got her right – beautifully photographed too.