|£8.95 from Fantasy Printshop.|
This set from Fantasy Printshop adds more options to their 1/48 Tornado offerings. In concert with the previous sheet, these are all anniversary planes. They are in the greys scheme that was adopted in the latter years of the Tornado's operational use. There are several 1/72 kits out there and most will probably gravitate to the Revell or perhaps the Hasegawa kit, though the latter is said to have issues around the cockpit. Italeri also has released one, but I'm pretty sure that is the old ESCI tooling. There are also older kits by Airfix and Monogram if you have them in your stash.
The first option provided is from 14 squadron based at Lossiemouth in 2005 and is in the 90th anniversary scheme with a roundel blue fin.
Next up is an aircraft from 31 squadron aircraft based at RAF Marham in 2005. It also celebrates the 90th anniversary of the unit. Note that the nose flash was not handed on the original sheet, but a replacement decal is provided.
The final option is from 15 squadron, also at Lossiemouth in 2005. It has a black fin leading edge/tip and a black spine that also encompasses the cockpit. This aircraft also is marked in celebration of their 90th anniversary.
The decal sheet is very large and provides all the unique markings and insignia for all three markings. Stencils will need to come from the kit though Fantasy Printshop does offer a separate stencil sheet for the Tornado which you can get at this link.
I hope you are as pleased as I am to see some additional options for this kit.
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