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Wingco57

Airfix Hawker Typhoon

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Hi all,

This will be my attempt for this group build. In the message header I haven't mentioned what type of

Tiffy this will be. The car door version is tempting but the canopy is very scratched

And has large location pegs which affect clarity too. I have a Squadron bubble

Vac canopy. Will probably convert this one. Have to saw something apart anyway.

Cheers

Cees

 

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Are you going to convert it to a bubble-top? AFAIK, there weren't any car-doors in active service in 2TAF by June 6th, 1944?..

But I may be wrong?

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Erik,

Probably as the canopy is too sponsored by the Betuwe ( very thick). And I like the bubble top

More. Apart from that the kit has a strange seam across the fuselage as if they intended to kit

A bubble top as well. This has to be sanded off anyway together with the rest of the overize rivets.

Would look great next to the Tempest.

Cheers

Cees

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I'll be following.

 

and.. nice to see the new Revell Spitfire kit!! looking forward to the review!

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PH-GEO ( George ) generously provided me with his spare MDC cockpit and 3 bladed propeller set.

Haven't made my mind up yet whether to build a cardoor or bubbletop. Time to start cutting plastic

soon, or should that be sanding down a quazillion rivets.

Thanks George.

Cheers

Cees

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Well this afternoon an IPMS modelling meeting is on the agenda. A good opportunity to start

sticking Typhoon bits together. Wish me luck Erik.

Cheers

Cees

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Good luck with the build, the Revell Typhoon is very nice, if basic kit and as you have discovered the car door canopy is a pain to fit, I think I had to cut into the fuselage to get mine to fit properly. But a nice kit none the less.

 

Cheers

 

Dennis

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Thanks big guy,

The wings are glued together and the openable engine panel glued shut. Fit is terrible of course.

Pics to follow, film at eleven.

Cees

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Here is a pic showing the first stage sanding of the wings. These will be rescribed. The cowling panel fits reasonably well at first inspection. That universal measuring device shows the scale.

Cheers

Cees

 

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It won't be a cardoor Typhoon much longer. If blocking off the dooropening is successful that is.

Cees

 

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Update,

The cardoor opening has been blocked off and sanded. The wings have mostly been rescribed. I hope to preserve the gunbay detailing such as fastners etc. The fuselage has also had a start with rescribing. The starboard engine cowling has a nasty step near the wingroot. I think packing it out with miliput will help but it is such a difficult area. Any hints or tips?

Cheers

Cees

 

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Update,

The lines have been rescribed including the gunbay panels. The old detail looked hideous next to the new panel lines. I think it looks much better now. The removable engine cowling panel ( unfortunately on the starboard side, while here the port side is shown) does look like there never was a big hole in the side. Very pleased about that one. Time to start painting the MDC cockpit.

Cheers

Cees

 

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Nice Work Cees! I was going to do this to mine... but I living in hope that someone will release a newly tooled version one day!

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Your Braille scale Tiffie will look tiny next to my Airfix one! ;)

Bragger!

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Size doesn't matter, it's what you do with it. Not that my Tiffy is small. Isn't that a nice title for a children's cartoon show: Willy the Typhoon?

Heh heh

I am sidetracking with something looking suspiciously like a Spitfire at the moment.

Don't worry though....

Cees

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Bragger!

 

Yeah, for that bragging to succeed, I''l have to build and finish it first, don't I? ;)

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