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  1. Some years ago (2014?) I bought the then new Airfix Hawker Typhoon 1B.....it sat in my stash until for no good reason I pulled it out and started. The last 1/24th kit I built was the Grumman Hellcat, a joy to build. The Typhoon build starts with the forward fuselage and cockpit. This is the result.... I posted separately asking about colours, there is certainly room for debate about the interior colours. Assembling the cockpit framing requires great care, the alignment of some parts is not precise and the instructions are not always clear. I test fitted each part a number of times before gluing. Next is the engine, I'm going to have to top cowl open, plus the gun arming panels, but the other parts will be covered. This means a number of engine parts are not used, because there isn't room. Airfix has made the engine almost scale size, so the engine cowl panels would have to be paper thin to fit.... I got hold of a copy of Brett Greens "How to Build" the Airfix 1/24th Typhoon, it is invaluable. Once the engine is in position I can "dirty" the cockpit: these aircraft operated from forward strips in France, which were very dusty, or muddy. The Saber engine was't that oil tight, so oil mist coated the firewall and seeped through the bulkhead, along with exhaust gasses, requiring the pilots to be on oxygen from engine start. Read "The Day of the Typhoon" by John Golley. ISBN 0-85059-758-7. It paints a graphic image of 245 Squadron at B5 Forward air field in France and back at RAF West Hampnett, (better known as Goodwood) where most maintenance was done. The book has some excellent photos, particularly of the interior. More as the build progresses.
  2. Airfix's Stuka is quite an impressive model. It is stuffed full of detail and is a monster! I always liked the Stuka, especially in this scheme. My wife and son got me the model as a birth day present so I decided to build it in the snake scheme. I could not track down any of the decal sheets for these particular markings but Montex came to the rescue with their vinyl mask set. I used a combination of the masks and the kit's decals to achieve the finish. Paints used were Xtra color for the greens and blues, and Tamiya acrylics for the sand. To detail the kit I used Airscale's Stuka instrument panel and their cockpit placards. The only other after market item used were Eduards etched seat belts, the rest is done from plastic stock, wire, sprue, and anything else that came along and was useful! how to take screenshots programs to take screenshots image hosting websites program for screenshots for windows windows 7 screen shot screen shot pc image hosting image hosting sites image upload software screenshot windows image hosting software screenshot utility windows screen shot on pc windows print screen Thanks for looking
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