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Eduard Photo Etch detail sets for Airfix Typhoon Mk.Ib - 1:72 Eduard

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Eduard Photo Etch detail sets for Airfix Typhoon Mk.Ib

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When Airfix's Hawker Typhoon was released earlier this year, I remember being impressed with the level of detail and overall quality that Airfix had managed to squeeze in to the new kit. From the neat cockpit to the open cannon bays in the wings, the kit clearly demonstrated the strides that Airfix have made in recent years. Now Eduard have released a couple of sets of photo etched details designed to allow enthusiasts like us to jazz the kit up a bit more.

Typhoon Mk.Ib (Self Adhesive)

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This set caters for both interior and exterior and is comprised of a pre-painted self-adhesive fret and a plan fret. Amongst the pre-painted parts is a new instrument panel, sidewall details and seat harnesses. Also on this fret are new rudder pedals (the use of which will necessitate cutting away the kit parts), details for the control column, a new seat complete with cushion and the armoured headrest for the pilot.

On the second fret are parts for the distinctive chin mounted radiator and oil cooler, the undercarriage and landing gear bays and the 60lb rockets. The biggest single difference that this set will make to the kit comes in the shape of new ammunition boxes and covers for the wing mounted cannon bays. These will add a level of finesse and realism that just isn't possible with injection moulded plastic parts, and I'm certainly looking forward to using them.

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Typhoon Mk.Ib Landing Flaps

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This set may look complex, but it is, in fact, made up of just eight parts. You will need to cut away the kit's flaps from the wings, but once you have done this it is pretty much plain sailing from there. The flaps themselves just fold up along marked lines and just require the addition of plastic rod to finish them off. I have built flaps like this before and can vouch for their ease of use.

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Conclusion

Airfix's new Hawker Typhoon is a neat little kit, and these sets from Eduard make it an even more tempting proposition. The wing cannon bays will look fantastic with the extra fine details provided on these frets, particularly the coiled ammunition belts. Recommended.

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