This is an Airfix 1/24 GR1 original boxing that I will try to convert to a GR3. This model is almost as old as I, so I'll treat it with utmost respect
I usualy don't start a new model before having finished the previous one but since I'm on holiday and have no access to an airbrush, I concentrate on dirty sanding, filling tasks as well as detailling and doing some PE.
First task is to fill all those nasty rivets. I tried different filler such as tamiya Putty, two component, Mr Surfacer 500 and Green squadron putty.
My choice will finally be the last one, as it's easy to sand away, dry fast and provide a good contrats between the plastic and the filler.
Most of the work is done on the fuselages, tail, gear doors, wingtips etc etc.
Here's a closup of the nose: It really is necessary to go over this daunting task
As I said, this is a GR1 and I even don't have the laser nose and PWR fairing, so I sourced some resin and PE plug.
Flightpath GR3 huge kit, the second BLU and loader, the heritage resin cockpit and the heritage intakes.
The guys and gals at flightpath were also very kind to provide me a laser nose, and I got part of the PWR fairing and an extra nose from a fellow on ARC a while back (many thanks)
I wrote Airfix and they agreed to sell me the new decal sheet from they reissued GR3
Here's a nice project for the holidays ... yeah I know it will take me up to Xmas to complete this big boy
At this stage I plan on doing a 1st sqd bird on deployment to Norway with the white paint covering the green. If you guys have any reference for those schemes I'd be happy to get them, I only have a few pictures