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  1. Doc72

    Why car-doors?

    Hi! I just wondered why the Airacobra, Kingcobra and the early Typhoons had car-like side-doors? It probably made entering the cockpit easier, but since when was creature comfort a driving force in fighter design? Furthermore, pilots didn't seem to like it and it made bailing out rather more difficult than easier. Nevertheless, it was fashionable with aircraft designers at some time and there must have been some perceived advantages. But which? BTW, how many designs used such doors? I can only think of the Bell fighters (including the Airabonita?) and the Hawker Typhoon (including Tornado). Do you know any other? Any ideas welcome!
  2. I couldn't resist picking this one up at Telford last year (at the price, I had to ask to see if they were a 'dodgy batch' or something) and when I opened up the box and had a look at the parts, I just couldn't resist starting it (despite having a Lightning F6 and U889 on the go also - they will have to wait, I'm afraid). I love what Airfix has done with this one and it represented fantastic value for money with all the detail involved (I should've got two really). I wanted to know where I was heading with this from the start, so spent a lot of time looking in books and asking lots of questions (thanks very much for your patience, Chris!). I decided on Johnny Button's 193 Sqn Normandy 'Bomphoon' Zipp X in the end. I wanted to be able to see a full outline of the machine on one side and to still see some of the detail, so I'm opting to leave panels open on the port side only, including the lower cockpit panel above the wing. I've made a start on the cockpit. Lots still to do, though. Extra pipework and cables, bomb jettison lever, etc., to be added to this visible area on the port side. I'm covering up the oil tank so was just really practising to see how things go, (with the oil spill). I've been adding some panel mounting points and moving the position of others. I've also added a couple of pipes that I can see in photos. I hadn't noticed until looking at these photos that I'd left a locating lug visible in the seat bottom, so will add filler there. Great fun so far. Very absorbing. Cheers Bob.
  3. Just a reminder that we have this month's Eduard kits in stock @ MJW Models http://mjwmodels.co.uk/ All are priced well under UK RRP and we offer our usual quick despatch and no VAT for non EU customers. Prices do not include post, our website will tell you the postage before you pay! Follow the link above to our home page for more details. thanks Mike 1/48 Typhoon, Our Price £36.90! 1/48 Fw190A-3, Our Price £26.90! 1/72 Spitfire IX double kit, Our price £26!
  4. Greg in OK

    A BIG Typhoon coming

    I have already announced my intent to do two 1/72 Hurricanes but I figured I might as well tell you part 2. I will try to build the Revell, 1/32 Typhoon. Ordered some replacement decals (noticed the damage on the ones I have) and I will give this beast a try as my second Group Build kit. Greg in OK
  5. MPM SH32049 boxart: http://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=97&t=71717&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a translation: Main parts from short run and small details from metal mould.
  6. 1/32nd Eurofighter Typhoon twin seater by Revell - ref.04855 - release September 2013. Source: http://www.themodellingnews.com/2013/09/revell-has-just-too-many-sub-types-to.html#more Skill 5 The kit features: - Two-seat Cockpit with Instrument Panel - Eurofighter with a detailed EJ200 engine - Finely structured surfaces with recessed panel joints - Detailed 11 Piece Ejection Seat - Detailed Cockpit - Moveable Canard Wings - Detailed Air Intakes - Two configurations for the Thrust Jets with individual Jet-pipes - Detailed Large Air Brake (extended or retracted) - Detailed Undercarriage with finely detailed retraction struts - Detailed Undercarriage Bay - Separate Ailerons and Flaps - Separate Ruder - Detailed ECM Pods - Air Refuelling Probe extended or retracted - Two External Tanks - Pylons - 4 METEOR Guided Missiles - 4 AMRAAM Guided Missiles - 2 Sidewinder Guided Missiles - 2 IRIS-T Guided Missiles - 2 ASRAAM Guided Missiles for the RAF Version - 2 Laser Guided Bombs - a choice of two TAURUS Guided Weapons - 2 STORM SHADOW Guided Weapons for the RAF Version - Super-detailed EJ200 Engine - Detailed Spacing Rings and Heat Shields - Servicing Rig for the EJ engine with detailed support profiles and suspension links - Super Decal Set for the Bundesluftwaffe and RAF versions V.P.
  7. 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.
  8. Early retirement has increased my build speed !! Here's a kit I've had in my stash for a couple of years. Went together quite well, straight from the box really. Paint was a bit of a mix Vallejo MA Barley grey+ white, I then tried some Mr.Hobby 334 Barley grey which seemed a bit weird to start with.....almost like varnish, seemed better on the second coat. Decals were ok to use but according to my research they are a little inaccurate. Pirate sensor was provided but not fitted till later in the aircraft's life I believe. Vallejo Satin varnish was the final quote. used some generic line decals for the AMRAAM stripes. I almost buggered this up at the last leg; after a gloss coat I decided to use some Vallejo Panel line wash, however it's apparently acrylic not enamel based so adhered to well to the outlying parts. In removing the excess I removed it from some panel lines inadvertently. Making a right-pig's ear of it . This accounts for the rather 'over-weathered' look for a prototype.....seems to be my trade mark of late. Anyway for good or bad, here it is !!: PS: It looks like PostImage has thrown a wobbler and the link addresses have changed to .cc suffix. I've changed previous posts to correct. What a ball ache
  9. bobsyouruncle

    Typhoon elevators and control column

    Hi Gents. Can I ask if anybody please knows how far forward the control column goes on a Typhoon please? I'm asking as on most wartime parked Typhoon shots, the elevators look to be in the 'down' position (column forwards). On my Airfix 24th scale kit, the column is positioned roughly halfway between the leading edge of the pilots seat bucket and the instrument panel. If fitted without any alterations, the column is slightly angled back (5 degrees towards the seat) if using the horizontal foot plates as a guide. I can alter the column rods to the correct angle to show some 'down' elevator, but would really like to know roughly how far forwards this needs to be (either as an angle off 90 degrees to compare against the foot plates or a fraction of the distance between seat and instrument panel) if at all possible, please. Any help as always, very gratefully received. Cheers Bob.
  10. stevej60

    Frog Hawker Typhoon.

    Hi folk's,making up my Hawker trio is the Frog Typhoon,It was cheap and I have spare decal's for it so whatever the kit turns up like(I've never laid eyes 0n this one) I can live with it,mine's a bagged version from the early seventies so I'll be wearing my striped tank top and flares for this one!
  11. Just finished. Absolute dog of a kit, not too sure if it was me or the kit, maybe a bad run, but it fought me all the way. Poor fit in many places including the radiator, wings to fuselage and cockpit pieces. I was very close to giving it up at many times but I'm happy in the long run I didn't. Build OOB with the exception of a QB seat and True Details wheels. Thanks for looking.
  12. 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
  13. 224 Peter

    Hawker Typhoon Car Door

    I'm trying to find out more about the window in the "Car Door" on early Hawker Typhoons. Some authors suggest that this could be raised and lowered, like a car window. Despite much searching I cannot find either a photo of a window "half open" or even any authoritative confirmation that it was movable. Does anyone here know?
  14. 4scourge7

    12 Sqn Next for Typhoon

    https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/12-squadron-named-new-typhoon-squadron/
  15. Rikywarbirds

    Hello from Madrid!

    Hi, my name is Ricardo. I am from Argentina, but I live in Madrid since 11 years and I am an illustrator and sculptor. I build models from my childhood and about five years ago I had return to the hobby. Is something that I love and gets me to the remembrance of my father. So my interests are WWII models, airplanes specially, but I like to build anything with an engine. (in 2014 I had gone to the Flying Legends in Duxford and I get in love of the Spitfire!) Well, I've decided to make an experiment to try to post two pictures from my Flickr and it seems to work fine: My 1/72 Typhoon and Thunderbolt. The first one is from Airfix and the second Academy. I hope I can learn a lot with you and be able to share too... Finally I want to apologize because my English is not very good. Thanks! Ricardo
  16. Hey everyone I hope you all had a great Christmas and you all have an equally fab new year. I thought I'd show my meagre completed builds for 2017, there's only three so blink and you'll miss em! (there should be a forth my 1/32 Special Hobby Tempest II but unfortunately she has been consigned to the dark place, under my desk, never to be seen again......) My first finish for the year was a model I started 2 years ago the Hasagawa 1/48 Hawker Typhoon Mk 1b.... Next up was the Airfix 1/72 B17G finished as a RAF Mk III.. And finally my Tamiya 1/48 Mosquito.... ..And that my friends is that. Not much to show for 12 months work but at least its something I guess. In 2018 I will be starting my 1/32 B25 and Hawker Hurricane plus a couple of 1/48 scale builds I have in the stash. Cheers all and here's to 2018!! Iain
  17. 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.
  18. goose

    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
  19. 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.
  20. 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!
  21. 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.
  22. 1964rac

    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
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. 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
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