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  1. Latest effort - a car door Typhoon. I like the Typhoon, big ugly brute that it is, and for some reason the car door version really grabs me - don't know why - just like the idea of the car door complete with window wind down. I'm sure the pilots didn't like it much. Still - box Contents And a few extras I've decided to add to it. Starting with the cockpit I started by painting the cockpit internals black primer, and then sprayed individual areas with interior green, so as to leave some darker areas around details and try and lend some depth. After that I picked out details using dry brushing techniques, as well as making use of prismacolor pencils, which make highlighting knobs and switches quite straightforward. Gradually moving towards a more complete cockpit. The instrument panel is made up of a resin casting, and three separate etch metal bezels, which are laid on top of three instrument transparencies for dials. I must say I'm pretty happy with how this has turned out so far. I still have to finish seat belts and add those, bit dry fitting shows that this assembly will fit very nicely into the fuselage.
  2. 609 sqd

    Is it possible to build a 1/72 scale Hawker Typhoon from 609 sqd? Just visited Yorkshire air museum, great place but made me wonder
  3. G'day All, A question for those who have built Airfix's masterpiece, the 1/24 Typhoon kit. Do you think it would be possible to fit the cowlings over the complete engine (i.e. fully built engine for display) by thinning out the plastic of the cowlings in the areas where they interfere with the engine? I really can't decide which way I would like to build the kit. I love the complete shape of the Tiffie and would like to build it all closed up, but I also would love to build and display that wonderful engine detail as well. I've been toying with the idea of thinning out the cowlings and using small magnets to hold them in place so that I could have my cake and eat it to but, unfortunately, it would mean having to build the kit with the full engine detail (including building the magnets into the structure during the build), before I could get to a stage where I could see if the idea was practical or not. So, for those of you who have some experience with this beast, what do you think? Could the cowlings be thinned out enough in the areas where the detail gets in the way? (I'm not worried about any sort of realistic detail on the inside of the cowlings. I'd be fine with various divots etc where it was necessary). Thanks for any thoughts and advice. Cheers, Motty.
  4. Afternoon all, I've just finished the Airfix 1/24th. Typhoon, which I purchased at Perth this year for the princely sum of £50. Here's some pictures for you to gawp/marvel/laugh (delete as appropriate) at. IMG_1549 by simon_rw, on Flickr IMG_1550 by simon_rw, on Flickr IMG_1551 by simon_rw, on Flickr IMG_1552 by simon_rw, on Flickr Thanks for looking!
  5. Hi fellow modellers, this time I present you this kit I finished some days ago. It´s the well known Airfx Typhoon IB in 1/72nd. A good kit very straightforward to build. The only thing I have to complain about airfix is that some small parts are too thick, and decals are hard and thick too. I painted the invasion stripes for this reason. I hope you like it and every critics and comments are welcomed! best regards. Ignacio from Uruguay.
  6. Hey Guys, So speeding along now! Built my first aircraft about 2 weeks ago (though uploaded much later here) and now here i am again having finished Airfix's lovely little Typhoon bubbletop. Construction was on par with Tamiya - that being you just shake the box and the bits fall together. The only real issue I had was fitting the fuselage halves together but considering I'm new to this game I'm sure its my inexperience rather than the kit! I painted her with Hannant's brilliant Extracolour range enamels which with a beautiful gloss finish prepared the surface nicely for the decalling stage. Weathering was simple, I thinned raw umber oil paint and ran it into the panel lines before wiping away. I coupled this with some basic metal chipping with Humbrol Metalcote Aluminium. Compared to my last (and first) aircraft build which was the Spitfire, I think I've come on a few steps and I'm quite pleased with the finish! Thanks for looking! Sam
  7. Hawker Typhoon - Construction Details

    Hi, I am about to start on the Airfix A19002 Hawker Typhoon, but this will be a museum restoration diorama. Some of you may have seen my Heinkel He 111 on the model show circuit: I posted some pics back in May 2015: Being new to modelling aircraft; figures, rusted vehicles & post apocalyptic are my usual thing, I was wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of some good reference material, books, websites etc, on construction of the real thing. I want to make this diorama as accurate as possible, as much as some of you on here who have made the finished article. I have Richard Franks "The Hawker Typhoon" book on modelling the Airfix 1/24 scale kit, which has some great pics of a real Typhoon in bits, this leads to some questions: Is the MkIb fabric, metal covered or a combination of both, is so which parts of the plane are covered in which material? Where does the wing attach to the central fuselage, is it the same as the Hurricane? As the build progresses, I'm sure I will have more questions, so suggestions, help greatly appreciated. I will be starting a build thread on this project very soon and will post the link here. Many thanks for reading this. Cheers Richard
  8. Italeri Typhoon 1/48 - Out of the box build other than the Eduard zoom. (I did the 'Jasper' version in memory of my beloved dog Amber, who I miss every day.) I did this about a year ago and it seemed to go down surprisingly well on Scalemates, so…. Warning – Waffle ahead. One of my many brother-in-laws is called Tony Fellows. Why am I telling you this? Because his dad was an RAF fighter pilot during WWII – 'Nibby' Fellows. He flew many different aircraft during and after the war (apparently second only to Eric 'Winkle' Brown in the different types he flew). The Typhoon was a particular favourite of his. On 17 July 1944, he was flying his Typhoon over Normandy looking for something to pump lots of holes in. He saw a German staff car with motorcycle out-riders, so he attacked – doing the aforementioned hole thingy. This is the exact day, and in the same area, that Rommel suffered major head injuries as a result of being strafed in his staff car. Some other pilot got the credit, but me and my brother-in-law know the real story (well, our version of it anyway). Unfortunately my brother-in-laws sister threw away most of Nibby's service stuff, including his flight books and many photos (he was a member of a crash investigating team after the war) so his claim can't be proved now. Nibby claimed the 'kill' long before the Allies knew of Rommel's injury, so I don't know why it was attributed to another pilot. Thanks for looking.
  9. Hi all, A good friend made some incredible pictures from German Aircrafts in Neuburg and Manching. Neuburg is the home of JG-74 and Manching is the place German Eurofighter Typhoon are build http://petesmancave.blogspot.de/2017/06/petes-mancave-news-62017.html Have fun with the pictures. Cheers! Pete
  10. Long time lurker on here so I thought I'd post up some of my recent builds. Here is my 1/24 Typhoon that I recently finished. Whilst it was a marathon build, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Additions are the Airscale instrument decals, HGW harness, Master Models rockets, Eduard wheels and cannons. All markings were painted using Montex Masks. This was the first time I had used them but I've got to say I'm converted! Hope you like. IMG_2075 by Phillip Loughlin, on Flickr IMG_2078 by Phillip Loughlin, on Flickr IMG_2080 by Phillip Loughlin, on Flickr IMG_2082 by Phillip Loughlin, on Flickr IMG_2083 by Phillip Loughlin, on Flickr IMG_2081 by Phillip Loughlin, on Flickr IMG_2076 by Phillip Loughlin, on Flickr Finally, here is one on its base at Salisbury Model Show, eventually it will be busied up a bit with ground crew, pilot, missing cowls and general clutter IMG_2027 by Phillip Loughlin, on Flickr
  11. My latest "arms length" build. Original tool Frog Typhoon. While mine is the header card version from the 70s the tool itself is from 1959 I believe. Other than using Xtradecals and blocking off the oil cooler with a bit of plastic card it's entirely box stock. Like my previous Frog Hunter it has no wheel wells. Unlike the Hunter there is no pilot head molded in, the cockpit is simply a large hole. I used Tamiya acrylics for all colors and decided to keep the weathering to a minimum. Panel lines, like my 109K, are basically mechanical pencil with 2B lead. I realize it's a far cry from Airfix's new offering but I still enjoyed building and painting it and will eventually build the better Airfix kit which I also have.
  12. Hi all, I know this is the third RFI I have posted within a short space of time but because I got the new lightbox I have been able to take better photos of my completed models. The tiffy was a pleasure to build with no real fitting issues at all. Built OOB with the exception of some super fabric seat belts, airbrushed in my usual way with Vallejo Model Air
  13. If anyone is interested, we have a batch of 4 of these kits in stock for under £30 At this point in time, we're not sure when we can restock on them as our supplier has run out of them, so be quick if you still want one! thanks Mike
  14. New Eduard kits @ MJW Models!

    Greetings Folks! The March Eduard kits n bits are due in stock tomorrow, so watch out on our website! We have the Ltd Ed Hawker Typhoon in 1/48 along with the SE.5a Profipack and reissued Spitfire IXc Early Profipack. The 1/72 releases are the Spitfire Mk IXc Late Weekend and Fw190F-8 weekend. I can promise prices much better than the Hannants pre-order prices too! www.mjwmodels.co.uk thanks Mike
  15. After the Tempest (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234931374-132-tempest-mkv-mkii-and-mkvi-by-special-hobby/#comment-1192212) Special Hobby is to release in 2017-2018 a new tool 1/32nd Hawker Typhoon Mk.1 "Car Door" - ref. SH32046 Source: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235016099-novelties-from-special-hobby/ V.P.
  16. Typhoon Detail

    The other day I uploaded a number of photos of Typhoons. Here are some more for reference purposes, both general and detail shots. For those currently building or are about to build I hope these are of assistance. Regards Andy Nose gear looking king from the port side. It is worth noting that the colour is is pale gloss greys Undercarriage looking front to rear. Again note the angle from the vertical of the main undercarriage. Nose undercarriage age looking starboard to port Main undercarriage Looking from front to rear. Note the angle of the undercarriage from the vertical. Starboard wing tip Starboard main undercarriage Looking from rear to front The noisy end Flight line Flight line again. ZJ806 in the great British summer
  17. Typhoon Detail and General Photos 2

    The other day I uploaded a number of photos of Typhoons. Here are some more for reference purposes, both general and detail shots. For those currently building or are about to build I hope these are of assistance. Regards Andy Nose gear looking king from the port side. It is worth noting that the colour is is pale gloss greys Undercarriage looking front to rear. Again note the angle from the vertical of the main undercarriage. Nose undercarriage age looking starboard to port Main undercarriage Looking from front to rear. Note the angle of the undercarriage from the vertical. Starboard wing tip Starboard main undercarriage Looking from rear to front The noisy end Flight line Flight line again. ZJ806 in the great British summer
  18. Typhoon Single Seat Photos

    Hi, I recently posted on the WIP forum my attempt at the twin seat Typhoon from Revell and I promised to post some photos of Typhoons, which I have done. These are some general photos (I'm sure there are better out there) that I would like to share, which Illustrate some of the details of the aircraft.
  19. Revell 1/48 Eurofighter

    About to start the Revell 1/48 single seat Bronze Tiger Eurofighter. I have been reading about the intakes and they are meant to be nightmares. Is it work buying the Heritage resin intakes. Seen them for £14 online (plus £6 postage!!!) or just go ahead with the current ones. I've also read opening up the vent in the side and using a straw to make the pipe. How much do I open it up? One last thing! I bought a scriber as ther eneeds to be a panel on the side. Does anyone have a diagram of this or shall I just look at photos cheers Adrian
  20. Hi All! Been a while since my last post - hope you all had an awesome Christmas and New Year. Managed to find some time to get back into a bit of modelling recently Please check out this video and let me know what you think of the build I quite like building planes at this scale, but feel that this one was a bit dated. Not bad build though in my opinion. What do you guys think? Thanks in advance for your criticisms
  21. I have been working on this model since July this year following a summer camp at RAF Conningsby. By chance I photographed BE taxiing out during a heavy downpour. I was soaked but it was worth it to obtain some excellent photos. The twin seat interior and cockpit etched sets from Eduard have been used, however I had to trawl the internet to get hold of them. I found them eventually in the USA and Germany.
  22. Hawker Typhoon 1B Tropical Trials Unit Conversion 1:72 Red Roo Models Serious thought was given to the use of the Typhoon overseas once the problems with the engine, and rear fuselage structural problems were resolved. The proposals were first mooted in 1941 but not acted on until Winston Churchill raised the issue of them being used in the MTO. By mid November 1942 the aircraft was ready with a modified air filter being fitted. However due to engine failures and other accidents the programme was delayed. By 1943 three aircraft (R8891, DN323 & EJ908) were fitted with the new experimental filters and ferried out to the Middle East for trials. By the end of September 1943 the protracted trials were considered at an end and the three aircraft released to 451 Sqn for general flying. EJ906 was struck of charge in February 1944 due to a lack of spares, RR8891 was lost when it struck the ground in August 1994, and DN323 was stuck off charge shortly after the crash of R8891 as it was considered no longer worth the trouble of keeping it airworthy! All there aircraft features the scheme of Dark Earth & Light Stone over Azure blue. There seems to be evidence of EJ906 wearing the code letter Y, but none for the other two airframes. The resin parts though small are well cast. The decals look well printed, colour dense, and should pose no problems to the modeller. The modeller will have to use the kit, or their own national insignia.. A set of comprehensive notes and instructions are provided in addition to the decals. A 1:48 version can be found here if needed. Review sample courtesy of
  23. In March 2017, Eduard in to rebox the Hasegawa's 1/48th Hawker Typhoon Mk.1b kit - ref. 1131 Source: https://www.eduard.com/store/out/media/InfoEduard/archive/2016/info-eduard-2016-11EN.pdf V.P.
  24. E-ONE Typhoon Fire Truck, pics mine taken at RAF Lakenheath.
  25. Hi All! I'm starting here to share with you this build of my second kit after finishing my first one 25 years ago (ok, I feel older now... ). I didn't documented the whole building process as I wasn't part of Brittmodeller when I started this kit, but I think these pictures will give you a good idea of it. I'm using an airbrush for the first time and I'm really happy with this incredible tool, I just can't believe it! All my paints have been Tamiya acrylics so far but I'm finding new tools and products almost every day. I moved from Argentina to Canada in 2014 and when I decided to start again building plastic models I was amazed with the variety of resources that I have here compared to Argentina. Just the chance to go to an airshow here in Edmonton and see warbirds from WWII flying is something that I was only able to dream about before moving here. I really like the quality of this Airfix kit, and this subject in particular has been always of my interest, the Typhoon looks so powerful aircraft that I always liked it. Ok, here are the pictures, I hope you like them but please give me any suggestions or comments that you might find useful, I'm trying to learn everyday so every tip even when it could sound too obvious is welcome. The fitting of the wings to the fuselage was a little tricky and I probably should have spent more time trying to make it fit better, but that will be something to consider on future builds The bottom part of the nose required a decent amount of putty but once painted it looked quite good. Ready to start the painting process After the first coat of the bottom color everything looked much better, that putty thing is magic! Yup, I didn't know where to find that impressive thing called blue tack to hold paper stencils with my camouflage so I had to do this with masking tape. It wasn't that bad after all but the edges were too sharp for a real camouflage. Murphy's law, I found the lovely blue tack on Staples right after finishing this part, LOL By far, one of the most exciting parts was to remove the tape and reveal the two colours there she is with the prop and spinner already painted Starting with the decals after two coats of Tamiya Clear, my original plan was to use these black and white stripes that look so good on the wings of the Typhoon, but I had a massive fiasco when trying to put the first one, that ended up destroyed. I was too upset to take the time to mask them and airbrush them, so I just decided to go with the other option from the kit (thanks Airfix!) I was trying to set the decals with Tamiya Mark Fit, but honestly I couldn't see if this thing is doing something to the decals at all. After my failure with the stripes I didn't even try to go with the yellow lines on the leading edge so I masked them and airbrushed these. Now I have found Micro Sol, which seems to work much better, but I couldn't find a bottle of Micro Set, so for now I finished using only a little bit of micro sol after placing each decal. I found this one to work much better than the Tamiya Mark Fit, but in some cases like the letters and numbers on the sides of the fuselage, I never saw wrinkles after applying micro sol. Not sure if the decal was too thick on these or what, but they didn't go into the recesses of the panel lines. Anyways I'm really happy with the result so far, I'm not sure if from here I should apply another coat of tamiya clear or try with Future to seal the decals before finding some courage to try a certain level of weathering, for which I'm kind of worried. I got a couple bottles of Tamiya panel line accent (black and dark brown) that I'll try to use. I have to glue the exhausts and then find the way to apply some smoke, but I'm a little scared to use my airbrush as I don't feel confident to do such a thin lines on the model yet. Not sure if trying with pastels would be less risky at this point. What do you think? After this I'm planning to apply either a coat of Tamiya X86 or a Vallejo Matt Varnish, what would you use? I tried the Tamiya one on a spare piece and it is quite matt but it gave me a white look that I didn't like too much, but I read later that this could have been related to the humidity in the air when I was spraying it. Suggestions are welcome here. Like I said before, I have lots of questions as I go, so your input is really appreciated. Thank you! Lomcevak