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Hawker Typhoon 1/32 1 month 5 days ago #1

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I'm starting with this......old Revell kit and it will be dressed up as a 486 Squadron machine Techmod decals [/attachment]

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Hawker Typhoon 1/32 1 month 5 days ago #2

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Nice. I'm guessing that green plastic is a bit on the brittle side?

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Hawker Typhoon 1/32 1 month 5 days ago #3

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Yes very easy to break......The good thing about Revell though for these old kits is the price.....Its "character building" dealing with these....

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Hawker Typhoon 1/32 1 month 4 days ago #4

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Looking good so far. I also have one on the go ATM. The kit goes together with few problems.

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Hawker Typhoon 1/32 1 month 3 days ago #5

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Thanks for the compliments.....a little more progress. Tonight, detail around the (sparse) Napier Sabre engine, and cockpit painting etc with the IP decal, which promptly fell apart on me after getting it wet....A bit of fiddling around to get it to stay in the right place.. Also, a bit of work I did over the weekend with undercarriage doors. I've sprayed the inside of the gear doors, with gloss black acrylic as preparation for Vallejo metallic aluminium top coat. This will be an OOB build except for the Techmod decals....

Cheers for now, Nick..

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Hawker Typhoon 1/32 4 weeks 14 hours ago #6

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Hi everybody, a little more progress. Tonight, fitting cockpit and engine assemblies, spending a bit of time getting it all to line up and fit inside the fuse...Working towards a fuse close this weekend.
Cheers, Nick

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Hawker Typhoon 1/32 3 weeks 5 days ago #7

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Right....In spite of the very low temperatures in South Canterbury this weekend, I got into my modelling shed for a bit of work, closing the fuselage on the Typhoon.....A bit of work needed to sort some alignment issues...... ..........and its in one piece. I have sprayed the exhaust stubs with Mr. Metal MC 214 which I will buff to a shine, then mist them with Tamiya hull red and Mr. Metal soot. Hoping this will give a rusty shade...
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Hawker Typhoon 1/32 3 weeks 5 days ago #8

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Looking good. :)
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Hawker Typhoon 1/32 3 weeks 5 days ago #9

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It is indeed
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Hawker Typhoon 1/32 3 weeks 2 days ago #10

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Thanks for the compliments guys, I have got the wings and centre section together and mounted to the airframe. There were a few gaps around the front fillets where the fuse meets the wings.......the alignment is about as good as it will get I think. Last night, I attached the tail planes.....now the big clean up begins prior to paint...... Right so that's the big bits together, more soon,
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Hawker Typhoon 1/32 3 weeks 1 day ago #11

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Given the relative absence of vice grips, heavy clamps and tangles of bungee chords, it certainly seems to be a kit that is working with you rather than against. Looking forward to seeing the painting stage.

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Hawker Typhoon 1/32 3 weeks 1 day ago #12

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Looking good... What do you think you will do with the insert mould line around the cockpit??

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Hawker Typhoon 1/32 3 weeks 1 day ago #13

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Thanks for your replies guys....this one is going together a bit too well I suspect. There have been no major issues with gaps and misalignment between parts, a bit strange I think for an old Revell kit.

Tamiya Extra Thin Cement is fantastic stuff though. Still, I ran out of fingers trying to hold it all together. The last large scale Revell I did was the 1/32 MK22 Spitfire which was....challenging shall we say, in this respect...The mould line around the cockpit, well I'm still thinking about that one.........probably see if I can lessen the effect of that, I don't know yet...

Painting will begin as soon as I have cleaned everything up. Its good when the first coat goes on, for me the model starts to come to life and I get all enthusiastic, spending large amounts of time mucking about in my shed doing this. Its cold in South Canterbury at this time of year, but its all worth it isn't it.......?
More this weekend, Cheers Nick..

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Hawker Typhoon 1/32 2 weeks 5 days ago #14

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Hi all, a little more work on the Typhoon for the RAF GB......Tidying up along join lines etc before paint. And improving the radiator inlet, with a strip of thin plastic sheet.
I'm using Vallejo water based filler for gaps and things, its really good stuff particularly with the needle-like applicator. Good for someone like me that tends to make an awful mess with filler and paint.... More in a few days,
Cheers, Nick.

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Hawker Typhoon 1/32 2 weeks 3 days ago #15

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Planecrazy wrote: I'm using Vallejo water based filler for gaps and things, its really good stuff particularly with the needle-like applicator. Good for someone like me that tends to make an awful mess with filler and paint....


I just discovered this stuff too, fantastic for filling small gaps.

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Hawker Typhoon 1/32 2 weeks 3 days ago #16

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Good work on the intake too. This kit is definitely showing its age.

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Hawker Typhoon 1/32 2 weeks 3 days ago #17

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Thanks for the comments...I think this one is a re-boxing from the early seventies probably. It needs a little help here and there, but the overall fit of this kit is quite good with no large difficult gaps to deal with...I'm going to depart a little here by getting aftermarket main gear wheels and tail wheel assembly from Hannants...I couldn't resist after seeing photos of other builds.................

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Hawker Typhoon 1/32 1 week 4 days ago #18

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Hi all, here is a little more progress.....after lots of time spent cleaning things up around join lines and other small gaps. I fitted the canopy with a little CA and Microscale Kristal Klear because they dry out clear.....Next up is a coat of Tamiya grey primer so my top coat will stick......hopefully to the model and not me...
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Hawker Typhoon 1/32 1 week 4 days ago #19

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Canopies are scary stuff. Looking good

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