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My Airfix 1/24 scale Typhoon


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1 hour ago, Peterpools said:

Looking mighty good and replacing the Air Scale IP with the kit version - now that's a twist. What was it about the Air Scale IP you that lead you to go back to the kit IP?

 

I just think the kit panel seemed more 3 dimensional, more depth I guess. It has a heaviness that suits the typhoon more.

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Starting to detail the gun bays, I’ve seen the ammo motors on top of the cannons many different colors in pictures so I guess I can just pick which I like. I’ve seen all silver, all interior green, black with green seams or silver with green seams. Hmmmm, I’m going to try a couple different styles and see what I like best.

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ok, I’m at the point where you start cutting the fuselage out to fit the car door pieces. I do have a nice aftermarket teardrop canopy for it though. I kinda like the look of the teardrop better than the car door mark. What do you guys think? Car door or tear drop?

and I also did one set of cannon covers open with the master brass cannons, I can still go either way, covered or uncovered

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On 6/4/2023 at 5:18 PM, KevinM said:

The copit is complete and let me tell ya building the seatbelts well let's be Nice a chore with Quinta on the scene that skillset was weak.The belts are RB Productions with a little of Tamiya dust applied.The very rear bulkhead while tight it opened the fuse outwards tightened up the fuse/wing seam even more so me likey.I am trying to loosen the bulkhead right behind the seat with the plate it's off to the right maybe 1/32' if that WD40 and Acetone were mixed and lightly applied no luck may just live with it.:dontknow: The nose to fuse is just about as good as it gets she has had her challenges "Yes" but I have kinda enjoyed them abit(I think I am getting like Ernie :unsure:).That's all for now guys got to put in a little more work tonight on her.;)

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I’ve had quite a bit of trouble getting the engine panels in straight. Much of it might be from my problems with the alignment of engine parts from the beginning. The misalignment grows exponentially with each operation .I’m sure it will all be ok in the end though, just more work!

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That's a shame about the canopy, I never seem to have luck with clear parts.

I have a couple of Airfix Typhoons in the stash and if I remember rightly there was a fair bit of fuss about the early bubble canopies with lots of replacements being sent out.

But the car door Typhoon also looks pretty good to me and you are doing a great job so it should be look fine when you get it finished

Cheers

Dennis

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7 hours ago, Irishman1 said:

I’ve had quite a bit of trouble getting the engine panels in straight. Much of it might be from my problems with the alignment of engine parts from the beginning. The misalignment grows exponentially with each operation .I’m sure it will all be ok in the end though, just more work

Don't worry you're not alone. I had fits getting everything aligned at that stage - lots of sanding and putty required!

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