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Hasegawa 1/48 Typhoon


JohnB

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While I'm waiting for the Vector nose set for the B-26K to show up I've been working on my Hasegawa Typhoon. Really a nice kit with good fit and detail. 

The postman just delivered the Vector nose so I'll put this aside so I can resume work on the B-26K. :)

Update to this: It's the WRONG NOSE. It's for the regular B-26/A-26B early 6-gun nose. Until I get this sorted out with Ultracast I'll just resume work on the Typhoon.   ALWAYS SOMETHING! 🤪

"Nuther update: I ordered the wrong nose! And Ultracast is out of the B-26K nose. Couldn't find one on ebay either!!!!   MORE ALWAYS SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!🤪  I'm just going to use the kit nose since I can't find the Vector nose anywhere.

 

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7 minutes ago, GazzaS said:

Nice work, John.  More bloody tube construction!  Hopefully Hawker isn't still using it.

Thank you Gaz. Luckily it all went together well with no problems.

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1 hour ago, MARU 5137 said:

Excellent  and neat start John.

Enjoying it already.

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Thank you Maru. It's on hold for now until I finish the B-26K but I'll get back to it in a bit.:)

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8 minutes ago, Peterpools said:

John

Looking mighty good. The invasion stripes look perfect.

 

Thanks Peter. The stripes do need some touch up but on the whole I think they came out okay. Probably a lot "neater" than the original! :)

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40 minutes ago, JohnB said:

Thanks Peter. The stripes do need some touch up but on the whole I think they came out okay. Probably a lot "neater" than the original! :)

Apparently............ the order to add stripes was given to the RAF only a couple of days before,  because of the overiding security. They were literally painting them on with yard brooms in some squadrons on June 1st . They also didn't know why they were doing it, because the invsion date was such a secret . 

I was reading David Renders book last year about being a young tank company commander in June 1944 ..he initially thought the "aircraft with stripes" were from a new air force, they just didn't know which country had joined the Allies. 

 

NB - your Tiffies  stripes look pretty good to me . 👍

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1 hour ago, PanzerWomble said:

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Those sure are crude! Wouldn't look very good on the model. I'm fully aware those stripes varied considerably. You learn a lot when you've been modelling as long as I have (over 60 years).

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