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Algie75

Airfix 1/24 hawker Typhoon

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Hmmm, I personally am lukewarm at best to this. Just looking at that picture I can count numerous accuracy problems. I like to think of myself as a Typhoon expert having read numerous books and studied blue prints. Plus, I just know the decals will be predictable at best. ONLY JOKING! AWESOME release Airfix, can't wait to build one, looks magnificent!

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I wonder why airfix so far seem to be shying away from 32nd scale? I think possibly I'd be more tempted by this if this were in 32 (to go with other stuff I have in the stash) but that being said, it does look rather nice! Well done Airfix :clap:

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Mantog, you had me going for a second there!

I'm with "At Sea" (post 24) - pleased with Airfix's chutzpa, but bring on the Spit FR.XIV for next year! (or I guess the year after that, really)

bob

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Very interesting choice of subject, and most welcome.

Wonder if there'll be 'early' and 'late' options in the kit - a 3 bladed prop and earlier (non Tempest style) tailplanes?

Simon

Sprue shots on Hyperscale show two tail fins and a fuselage breakdown that allows for both cockpit styles.

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Looks like a Car Door, or a Bubble top can be done.....

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The rivet detail is exquisite!

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I wonder why airfix so far seem to be shying away from 32nd scale? I think possibly I'd be more tempted by this if this were in 32 (to go with other stuff I have in the stash) but that being said, it does look rather nice! I also wonder how long before they scale it down to 72: box set with the Typhoon maybe? Well done Airfix :clap:

Their answer to that is that it's not a scale they do.

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Okay, no one will probably believe this coming out of my mouth...

But for saying thats an Airfix kit, that is actually very impressive...

(normal relality will return in 3, 2 ,1...)

STEVE

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Wonder what it will cost? I reckon you could be looking 3 figures

But when you work out the cost against hours entertainment it will be good value thats for sure

BRING IT ON :wow:

Rodders

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Wonder what it will cost? I reckon you could be looking 3 figures

But when you work out the cost against hours entertainment it will be good value thats for sure

BRING IT ON :wow:

Rodders

It'll be £99 I reckon, the Mossie was £129, I feel an Amiens Prison raid Diorama coming on!.......

And if it was a Tami-Gawa kit you'd be looking at £200 at least!

I believe Tamiya have a stand at Telford, I bet the phone lines back to Japan are working overtime as we speak!

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A long time ago I bought a signature on eBay of Roland 'Bee' Beamont; I now know what use that I will have for it!

So, a 1/24th Typhoon, sitting on a nice base with the pilot's original signature next to it. Personally I cannot see what is not to like about that?

Thank you Airfix!!!!

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That is a serious piece of kit, I could play for hours!

Gonna need some serious thought.

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The engine and cockpit detail is quite astonishing!

I won't be buying one of these. Far too big for me. But I will enjoy watching all the builds on BM.

Nice one, Airfix.

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I am in, but what SWMBO will say?

Looking at the pics , I would say OOOOOOOoooooooo.

Look at that one my dear.

Not sure about her reply, probably not repeatable here!!!

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Yep, very tasty!

In a triumph of hope over experience I will ask for one of these for Christmas. I may even try to build it!

regards,

Martin

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I'm in

And I guessed right too for once!

What's the RRP and will I need to offload my 1/32 Revell and resin Tiffies to afford this beastie

I'm in

And I guessed right too for once!

What's the RRP and will I need to offload my 1/32 Revell and resin Tiffies to afford this beastie

I'll give you a tenner for one. ;.-)

Ian M

Looks nothing like a Vulcan. Get it together Airfix. LOL

Serious note. It does look great but to big for me as well.

Ian M

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Awesome! Not my scale but kudos to Airfix for this..........beast of a kit.

Parts breakdown is interesting with a separate back end, so early and late a possibity?

Trevor

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swordfish fairey, on 11 Jun 2013 - 10:40 AM, said:snapback.png

1/24th scale Typhoon, and I mean the prop one, not the fuel to noise converter.............Smudge

Was I the first to get it right??...............Smudge

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It is awesome.....anyone else notice the ripples in the skin to simulate the full-size, or were my glasses steaming up?

That's my birthday present to me sorted :yahoo:

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l also see that Tamiya is going to do a 1/32 mossie ( according to what l have read) The cat got out of the bag somehow

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