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  • 2 weeks later...

Hey guvs,

managed to make some work on my Typhoon..

reworked the cockpit area:

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prepared the intake trunk:

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used some homemade sanding tools:

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added some details to front gear wheel well

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and glued the upper wings parts:

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More pictures in my blog.

Cheers

Pete

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Thanks Chaps!

The Typhoon build continues and the fuselage is now closed. There are several trouble areas to be aware of.

You're not kidding, the kit is one big problem area. You're lucky you didn't try closing the air Brake!

Looking good so far.

Steve.

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The Typhoon Horror Show continues. Started with the wheel well and surprise.... it does not fit into the fuselage.

Once again dryfitting and sanding and dryfitting and sanding and.......

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reworked and in place:

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That´s all for now.


Cheers

Pete

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hey all, it´s time for Typhoon News. All parts come together now and all dry fitting, sanding and filling pays its credit. It worked much better than I thought. The most troubeling parts are the lower wings and the intake trunk. Especially the intake trunk was the worst part. I couldn´t solve all problems.... Some smaler parts still need to be fitted and than it´s time for painting. I will paint it as an German Typhoon but I have not decided whether JG74 or JG73. JG74 is stationed only a few miles from my hometown, but JG73 scheme thrills me more....

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@ Breaker, thanks for heads up. I´ll check this.

Have look in my Blog for more pictures.

Pete´s mancave

All the best

Pete

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Sorry to hear about the issues... No really, I have three of these and a 1/32 version to build. I very much like the twin seat Typhoons, I was planning to build a British, German and Saudi version. I'll watch this thread with interest..

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Hey Viper,

No need to be sorry, just be aware of it. It is very important to think about all steps. The best decision I made was to to clue the upper wings first.

I will follow all your build reports and support you where ever I can .
Pete
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Great work so far, the extra details you have added to the seats and cockpit really do bring it to life, I have been building (on and off), the single seat version and have found the similar fit issues you mentioned. Also some of the decals are silvering here and there which is a pain. Otherwise quite a nice kit.

Keep up the good work

Chris

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After a long time I managed to get some work done at my Typhoon. Starting the build I wanted the canopy open. But I want to shorten the build and decided closing it.

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Clear parts are always difficult to handle. I used Revells clear paint as glue and used Tamiya tape to keep the Canopy in place.

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I decided to go with IRIS-T and METEOR AA rounds and installed the IRIS-T starting rail

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The nicely done IRIS-T

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More can be found here:

http://petesmancave.blogspot.de/2016/04/petes-mancave-news-122016.html

Pete

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I am just about to start my twin seat Typhoon. Useful pictures these. To be honest, I prefer the single seater but, the kit was a gift so, what the hell!! :lol: .

Allan

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@Allan

I prefer the singlesater to,it was my daughters choice ;-)

@Chris

I´m looking forward to your build and hope I can help you.

@Speedy

I find the surface of the model is very well detailed. I'll make my times thoughts about the rivets,

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  • 4 weeks later...

Ended with almost building this model and started painting. Unfortunately I did not get it managed


to make pictures from all painting stages, but that´s nothing you chaps did not already know.


Just modeling basics.






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Checking the Typhoon prior painting I found something that I did not like, the APU exhaust.


This is something I don´t understand, over all this kit is rather nice but in this case it looks worser


than the cheapest toy...






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I had to act and just a few seconds later it look like this. I used my Dremel mill out the hole,


worked fine and precise. It would have been easier earlier in the build but... better late then never....




Two Mike is, or was offering a resin replacement, highly recommended ;-)






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I was to late and had to find another way.




Prepared a Evergreen plastic tube in the right diameter.....






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.....glued in place. Works for me.....






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It looked pretty rough, so I used Revell Contacta plastic glue to smooth it.


Need to do some sanding to remove some glue on the surface.






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The armory:




4 x METEOR and 2 x IRIS-T AA rounds. Two 1000l fueltanks will complete the payload.


I hang up the plan with the GBU-12 bombs. I will make a separate chapter for building and painting the load out.







As already mentioned I have not made much pictures from the paint job.


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I started with a grayish blue base coat of paint. Some light and dark preshading was added.


After that another coat of highly diluted base coat was added until I liked the look.



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Everything is painted with Revell Aqua Color. I really love this paint since I know how to use them.



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If you want to learn how I painted the heated metal, check our "How to...." sites.




All the best





Pete


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