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Confucius said; a long build starts with cementing the first two parts together......

Hehe

Cees

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Confucius said; a long build starts with cementing the first two parts together......

Hehe

Cees

I bet he was a rivet counter!!!! ;) 

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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

Easy now. Tiffie Porn not allowed. This is a family channel.

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

Yeppers!!

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Well I call this Typhoon project a failure. Got a bit fed up to hack, adjust, enhance, scratchbuild, fettle, scribe etc. This ancient kit. So will put it in deep deep storage for a long while. Although I like these old kits, they burn me out at a certain stage.

I will replace it with something of better quality and still fitting for this grouobuild, but don't know what, yet.......

Watch this space,

Cees

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I finally succumbed to the cry of the Airfix Typhoon. While in Antwerp this weekend I spotted one at Herman Verschoten's shop. The price was right. The wife ordered me not to waste any time and buy it. What else could I do? Bless her heart.

Pics soon

Cheers

Cees

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You nutcase, I like it.

By the way mine will have a three-blader prop and short tailplane.

Cees

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Confucius said: always finish first Typhoon before buying another.

Cees

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I finally succumbed to the cry of the Airfix Typhoon. While in Antwerp this weekend I spotted one at Herman Verschoten's shop. The price was right. The wife ordered me not to waste any time and buy it. What else could I do? Bless her heart.

Pics soon

Cheers

Cees

Yeah.....riiiiiight.....Was she even there? :D 

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Well somethings brewing. The start of this thread is a bit misleading but something has grown in a bigger scale.

The first bits have met in a permanent matter.

 

First the obligatory box photo, it's big

 

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This is a furry measuring device. It's a fit the box scale

 

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First cleaning up of the structural parts. The wingspar has it's double web fitted. At first it was a bit

floppy but the web makes it more rigid

 

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Until next time

Cheers

Cees

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And......he's off!

 

I can't understand why they moulded those inner spar parts separately, but it sure solidifies that main spar when added.

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Confucius said: always finish first Typhoon before buying another.

Cees

 

Musashi Miyamoto promoted the use of the double-Katana technique. In our hobby that translates as building two Typhoons at one time.

 

Hai! Arigato, Cees-san!

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So far cleaning up the structure parts of the cockpit, spars etc. Will post pics when some bits have actually been glued.
Cees

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Update

A few evenings work of literally assembling an aircrafts structure. This is fun ( apart from a lot of cleaning up seams).

Thanks Airfix for providing such an intricate structure. As soon as this is finished the lot will be sprayed steel. The seat

Looks great too. The fit of the tank behind the seat is less so, with a very difficult seam.

 

Cheers

Cees

 

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You're right, there ARE a lot of seams to remove. I think perhaps as much time removing them as assembling the model, but it's worth it in the end.

 

I know the amount of trimming required to get to your stage, and you did a great job!

 

Steel paint? Surely aluminium?

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Polishing Polish persons....

That's right.....Wez gots to bees politically correct. You know I am. ;) 

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Polish polishers with Finnish finishers to finish the finish?

I agree about the aluminium overpainting. I forgot about that. We found samples on Wellington bits. The aluminium parts

were painted with an aluminium coat for protection.

So aluminium it will be.

Cheers

Cees

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Update as promised.

Still in the assembling subassemblies phase. Engineering is great. About time for a paintshower.

 

Cheers

Cees

 

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