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  1. Have been working on four parts for a diorama which will include a Hawker Typhoon, Matador 0854 with Cole Crane Mk V11, a Willys Jeep and a Accumulator, this will be shown with the Typhoon engine hanging from the crane hook, being just replaced with a new one, I hope I can catch the moment. Have bought all the aftermarket stuff I think everyone knows what is out there. First picture is what I want to capture, photo is for reference only. Cleaned up a lot of the seams, filled a few holes etc etc and then painted aluminum
  2. Hi all. Wanted to show off my latest build, a Hawker Typhoon from Airfix. The kit was really nice with nice detail and went together fast with no problems, except its tiny size. After some consultancy from my kids, the chosen scheme was this pretty cool looking and colorful shark mouth from 245 Squadron, 2nd Tactical Air Force based in Germany and RAF Warmwell, Dorset in June.August 1945. If anyone know anything interesting about this aircraft, please share. The kit was painted with Mission Models acrylic throughout, and they worked really well. I used the black primer as a base for
  3. Everyone ... I want to build a reasonably accurate Hawker Typhoon, in 1/48 scale. I have the Hasegawa / Italeri bubble top kit. I have a set of ‘Tempest’ tailplanes. I note that some aeroplanes had the 3 blade propeller, other the 4 blade. Can anyone point me to where I can obtain a 4 blade propeller? Not too desperate at the moment because this is at the ‘deep thinking’ (aka planning) stage but I’ve looked and looked but without success for 4 blade props *AT A REASONABLE PRICE!* in the UK. Thanks, fingers crossed, Jonny
  4. Hi All, Just got an email from Hannants; an item on my 'Watching List' has come in! The new 1/72 Airfix Hawker Typhoon: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AX02041A And on the Airfix site: https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/hawker-typhoon-ib-1-72.html Sounds like a new tool, anyone know for sure? Thanks, Charlie Apologies if this is covered elsewhere and I'm posting in the wrong forum!
  5. Hello everybody, With the recent, and sad, passing away of Wing Commander Tim Elkington I was reminded of a thread of his on the "Flypast" forum. It concerned an entry in his log book for the 9th September 1943 (I think he was on 1 Squadron at the time) in which he had hand-drawn a diagram of the upper wing surfaces of his Typhoon showing the black outer wings and white stripes associated with the Starkey markings. There was also a drawing of the underside wing markings, which showed that when combined with the standard Typhoon stripes, the Starkey markings made the Typ
  6. Hi all - A very popular kit round these parts, here is my Airfix Hawker Typhoon in 1/72. I found the kit to be pretty good but not without problems - most of which were of my own making I'm sure. I did a few firsts on this build such as riveting, painted invasion stripes and doing a RAF camo scheme with an airbrush, most of which came out pretty well. I added an Eduard PE cockpit but aside from this, everything was out of the box. Painted using Tamiya Acrylics with a some Vallejo model air. Weathering using oils and pigments. WIP is here: Feedback and co
  7. Hi all - having recently got back into the hobby and after a very nice welcome from everyone here, I thought I’d put my latest work in progress on here for some scrutiny- it’s the current Airfix typhoon which is a plane I’ve always loved - and Airfix kits seem to build pretty well (mostly) and they're nice and cheap. So with every build I’m trying to expand the skill set and try something new - this time I’m adding some pe parts from Eduard for the cockpit and attempting some riveting. I’m also going to go for some nice weathering on the fuselage using oils and maybe some double layer chippin
  8. Well a good friend of mine has asked me to build this amazing kit. So I am venturing out of my comy 1:48th zone and going large! There are a few aftermarket additions, namley the Eduard Interior PE, HG Fabric seatbely and Yahu instrument panel. I ambuliding MN666 'CG' which lead one of the first rocket attacks on the beach head on the 6th June 1944. This I hope is going to be a bit special, so I am going to take my time with this one! So I have started after giving everything a good warm wash. It is going together beautifully!
  9. This build was commissioned through the Hawker Typhoon Restoration Project http://hawkertyphoon.com/ who are aiming to restore to flight the world's only MkIb. All proceeds for the build go directly to the project. This one's abit special as it is for the son of GR Capt J R Baldwin, so I am honoured to be doing this for him. As usual Arfix kit is sublime with little fettling in putting it together. It is just a shame all that detail gets closed up! I used my go to paints: vallejo air and used Tamiya pigments for weathering. Monte masks supplied the serial number a
  10. Doc72

    D-Day Typhoons

    Recently I became interested in Typhoons operated on D-Day or in the immediate aftermath (full invasion stripes). There are some good photos in Shores/Thomas, 2nd TAF and on the IWM-site. It seems that the 3-bladed propeller was more common at this time than the 4-bladed type, but on many photos you can’t tell because the engine is running. It is even more tricky with the tailplanes. On most photos I can’t say whether a Typhoon had the older small tailplane or the Tempest-type. Is there any trick or rule of thumb to decide these questions based on the existing photos? Thanks in
  11. Well here she is. A labour of love, only additions are an Eduard cockpit, Yahu Instrument panel and HGW fabric seatbelt.
  12. I build models for the exciting project : Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group who are restoring a genuine and what will be the world's only flying Typhoon MKIB. There's been a bit of a rush on lately with customers wanting a quarter scale model of the Typhoon! So I have ended up building four at once! Three marked as the actual airframe 'RB396 although they wanted invasion stripes on her which she never had: therefore there is some artistic licence going on!; and the fourth one is the aircraft that first trialed the use of Napalm bombs in the UK which was flown by David
  13. Hi, Not another 1/24 Scale Airfix Hawker Typhoon, I hear you say, sorry, but yes. There are some excellent Typhoon builds here: Dances With Wolves being one. In my club I am know for doing something different, mainly rusted, or post apocalyptic stuff, you may have come across this: or this: So I am going to do my Typhoon as a museum restoration, inspired in some respect by the "Hawker Typhoon RB396" restoration, they have some great reference images. Where to start? I want to show as much of the fantastic interior that is h
  14. 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
  15. This aircraft is something close to my heart as I am the membership and events secretary for the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Project, We are aiming to get the world's only flying Hawker Typhoon MkIb flying again. This kit is the superb Hasegawa kit with Eduard cockpit upgrade,and 4 prop spinner from Ultracast. The aircraft was delivered to 174 ‘Mauritius’ squadron on 4th Jan 1945, based at B.100 Goch, and received the code ‘XP-W’. RB396 was lost on operations and was recorded Cat ‘E’ on 1st Apr 1945. Originally equipped with bombs after conversion to the Typhoon (July 1
  16. This is the last... OOB for the B, and much scratch for no name... More pictures next...
  17. This aircraft is something close to my heart as I am the membership and events secretary for the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Project, We are aiming to get the world's only flying Hawker Typhoon MkIb flying again. This kit is the superb Hasegawa kit with Eduard cockpit upgrade,and 4 prop spinner from Ultracast. The aircraft was delivered to 174 ‘Mauritius’ squadron on 4th Jan 1945, based at B.100 Goch, and received the code ‘XP-W’. RB396 was lost on operations and was recorded Cat ‘E’ on 1st Apr 1945. Originally equipped with bombs after conversion to the Typhoon (July 1
  18. RNoAF submitted the following query "Hi guys. Can you help me with the colour and markings of 198 squadrons Hawker Typhoon MM 987 TP-Z? And did it have a 3- or 4-blade propeller?" I suspect that this originates from one of the profile drawings in Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 27, Typhoon and Tempest, which I wrote and Chris Davy illustrated. I was very keen to illustrate Sqn Ldr Johnnie Baldwin's Typhoon TP-Z which featured in press photos taken some time in late February of early March 1944 and carries his scoreboard with 13.5 kills. Unfortunately neither his l
  19. Afternoon BM's. Finally finished Airfix's new(ish) Hawker Typhoon 1B. I opted for the later 1944 option in the kit armed with rockets and adorned with D-Day landing stripes as I've not done a model with these on yet. I tried a new chipping technique on this one which has given mixed results. Personally I think it's overdone but lesson learned. I opted to airbrush the yellow wing strips, D-Day stripes and band around the tail which was the right thing to do, as in my opinion the decals with this kit are as thick as card and they would have looked miserable. Built out of the box and made my own
  20. Not sure if you are aware but there is a project to rebuild a Hawker Typhoon to flying condition. If successful this will be the only flying Typhoon in the world. If anyone is interested - they need your help and support. The project is on Facebook - just look up the Hawker Typhoon RB396 Restoration Project or take a look here (website is being updated) http://hawkertyphoon.com Go and take a look and if interested, follow the progress of the project or take a more active part...
  21. During the Second World War, the Royal Australian Air Force used many Hawker Typhoons in Europe. These were all painted in the standard RAF Day Fighter Scheme and are quite familiar. With the exception of the prototypes and development aircraft I can only think of three non-standard Typhoon schemes - a development aircraft which was painted in the desert scheme, an aircraft painted in the green/grey night fighter scheme and a postwar aircraft that was in natural metal. I've always thought it was a shame that Typhoons didn't appear in a wider range os schemes. During the latter part of the wa
  22. Hello and thanks for your interest! This is my latest model, the 1/72 Airfix Hawker Typhoon, dressed as "F-3A 'Diane'", serial number MN716, flown by Pilot Officer R.G. Fox in November 1944. The model was built from the box, the only addition was photo-etch seatbelts from CMK. Decals are from the Aviaeology sheet "RCAF Hawker Typhoon Mk.IB 1944 to Bodenplatte" (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AOD72008). The Squadrons covered are No 438, 439 and 440 Sqns during 1944 through to operation Bodenplatte. The series covers nine different subject aircraft including one car door version and ei
  23. Hawker Typhoon 1B Tropical Trials Unit Conversion 1:48 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) wer
  24. My entry for this GB will be this: Inevitable sprue shot: and this is the scheme I'll be building it as: This will be pretty much OOB, except for the Barracuda resin intakes and exhaust. I intend to build it flying so I'll be using some prop-blurs left over from my Mosquito build last year so the stand MAY contain some element of cotton wool
  25. Hell everyone, I thought I would draw attention to a project that I am loosely involved with but one of my friends is more closely involved. It is the restoration of a Hawker Typhoon MkI, serial RB396. The project is in an embryonic stage at the moment but some very exciting news is due to be revealed shortly. At the moment the project contains many individual parts, namely the fuselage, elevators, undercarriage and many small items plus a large amount of the aircraft drawings. The project will soon become a charity enabling donations but at the moment the greatest task is locating as many
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