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UKguyInUSA

Monogram 1/48 Hawker Typhoon Mk.1B- 1967 Tooling, 50 yrs old...

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UKguyInUSA    978
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Hello Chaps,

 

It's been a while since I posted, but my excuse is, I've been busy with hosting "Buddy Builds" on YouTube and Facebook.

 

My latest buddy build that began on July 1st and ends on December 31st is called "The Spiffy Tiffy" buddy build....it's going pretty well so far with 37 participants and 47 models being built.

 

I'm building two "Tiffy's", the first I just completed this week- a 1967 tooling, the Monogram 1/48 Hawker Typhoon Mk.1b, and on Monday August 7th, I'll be making a start on the Airfix 1/24th scale kit!

 

This Monogram kit is as expected for a 50 yr old kit, raised panel line and rivet details, minimal detail in the cockpit, but, with some TLC, the addition of scratch-built seat-belts, a whip antenna, a UHF antenna and some fuse leads for the rockets, it can look reasonable.

 

So here she is...I hope you like how she turned out :)

 

 

 

 

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If you'd like to see my "Full Build + Final Reveal" video for this build, here's is my YouTube link to it:

 

 

 

Cheers,

Martin :)

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Spitfire31    837

Very reasonable, I'd say. :-D

 

Beautiful build and finish. A real eye-opener, showing what skills and perseverance can do with an old mould if only the basic shapes are there.

 

Impressed!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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FatFlyHalf    74

It is amazing what a skilful modeller can achieve.  Bravo.

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stevej60    15,119

Stunning! what a way to breathe new life into a very old kit,I now need to track one down:D

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59North    66

The Monogram Typhoon was my first model built as an adult, 38 years ago. I still maintain the kit is an excellent base to make a very presentable model, as you have proven here. We'll done, indeed!

 

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UKguyInUSA    978
On 7/30/2017 at 5:09 PM, Spitfire31 said:

Very reasonable, I'd say. :-D

 

Beautiful build and finish. A real eye-opener, showing what skills and perseverance can do with an old mould if only the basic shapes are there.

 

Impressed!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

 

Thanks Joachim, greatly appreciated!

 

Cheers,

Martin :)

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russ c    5,003

Really nice Typhoon there, great job and love the weathering

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Valkyrie    534

The weathering, wow perfect! Great Typhoon 

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Des    120

I have built two of these in the last few years and it is a very nice kit to work with but nonetheless your completed model and paint job are absolutely stunning , hope that the 1/24 example has got off to a good start.

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UKguyInUSA    978
On 7/30/2017 at 5:12 PM, FatFlyHalf said:

It is amazing what a skilful modeller can achieve.  Bravo.

Thanks FFH, much appreciated! :)

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UKguyInUSA    978
On 7/30/2017 at 5:41 PM, Gerrardandrews said:

superbly made model 😊

Thanks Gerrard, greatly appreciated :)

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By eck...she looks good for 50. It just shows what can be achieved with an old kit and the raised panel lines, well, once painted I would not have known had you not mentioned it.

 

Love it.

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woody37    5,965

Beautiful paintwork, it certainly doesn't look like a 50yr old kit after you've got your hands on it :)

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Bangor Lad    518

Great build build of a classic! I built many of Monograme's 1\48th aircraft as a youngster. I wish I still had them.

 

Cheers

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Nachtwulf    128

One of my favorite Monogram kits. Simply wonderful job on the weathering!

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Finnthedude    202

If you can do that with an ancient kit, I can't wait to see what you do with a modern one in 1/24!

 

Outstanding work, sir.

 

Finnthedude.

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Mr.Happy    13

Great job with the old Monogram kit and really enjoyed the video tutorial 📽👀👍

 

Cheers,

 

Mr.Happy(In name only)

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