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Italian Typhoon - more shades of grey, anyone?

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Hi everybody;

 

here's my new project, the 1/72 Revell Eurofighter Typhoon

boxart

 

This type entered into Italian Air Force service (AMI, Aeronautica Militare Italiana) in 2004, and it's currently deployed in three different bases: Grosseto (4° Stormo), Gioia del Colle (36° Stormo) and Trapani Birgi (37° Stormo). The kit supplied decals allow to build six different versions: two Germans, one Austrian, one British, one Spanish and one Italian, which is the one I'm doing.

decals

 

Typical Revell instruction sheet, with basically useless color table - it only refers to Revell paints

istruzioni

 

The airframe I'm going to reproduce

Typhoon 4-12

 

and the sprues (there's many of them :frantic:)

sprues1

 

sprues2

 

sprues3

 

sprues4

 

The clear parts: the windshield shows some bubbles

sprues5

 

While the canopy has an annoying moulding seam going all along mid-line

sprues6

 

I'm planning to use the AM cockpit set from PAVLA

AM1

 

AM2

 

More later, now I need to take care of my lawn.

 

Ciao

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Oh great First pick of the comfy chairs.

Stuck some beers in the fridge, popcorn awaiting.

I am in Giemme.

 

 

Simon.

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Seat taken, beer ordered!

 

Ian

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I’ll tag along! That’s a lot of grey, and ALOT of stencils, this should be good!

 

Rob

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Cool, empty seat next to Simon with the beer! I'll grab the Pringles and crisps this time pal! 

 

3 hours ago, giemme said:

one British,

 

I spy four - from the good old days when our boring grey jets at least had nice squadron markings!

 

Keith

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16 minutes ago, keefr22 said:

Cool, empty seat next to Simon with the beer! I'll grab the Pringles and crisps this time pal! 

Cheers mate, got some pies later...

 

Simon.

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Oh yes, definitely one to watch.

I wish you well with the air data sensors that go under the nose!

Cherish that 2007 boxing of the kit; later issues only offer one set of markings, and not necessarily the set that you might want.

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Was anyone bringing pickled mussels?

 

I fancy a jar of mussels and I will be sitting near the bar, don't want to have to totter to far for refillS

 

(Not mussels refills, one jar of them a month does me fine ta)

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Cool beans!

 

I did the same one a couple years ago and found it mostly an enjoyable build. Will you fix the panels around the cockpit? Revell designed it as a twinseater, so it's not quite accurate for a single seater.

 

Here's how mine turned out. Incidently, it's the same one as the one that crashed in the sea during a display a couple years ago.

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8 hours ago, Spookytooth said:

Oh great First pick of the comfy chairs.

Stuck some beers in the fridge, popcorn awaiting.

I am in Giemme.

 

 

Simon.

8 hours ago, Vultures1 said:

Excellent!  Following with interest

8 hours ago, limeypilot said:

Seat taken, beer ordered!

 

Ian

8 hours ago, rob85 said:

I’ll tag along! That’s a lot of grey, and ALOT of stencils, this should be good!

 

Rob

Welcome aboard Simon, Vultures, Ian and Rob :thumbsup: 

 

6 hours ago, Cookenbacher said:

Oooh, yes, I've been waiting for this one for a few years!

I know, I know :D The time has come now, though :wink:

 

5 hours ago, keefr22 said:

Cool, empty seat next to Simon with the beer! I'll grab the Pringles and crisps this time pal! 

 

 

I spy four - from the good old days when our boring grey jets at least had nice squadron markings!

 

Keith

You are indeed right, Keith: you can do 4 different British Tiffies with the supplied decals :thumbsup:

4 hours ago, Steve Coombs said:

Oh yes, definitely one to watch.

I wish you well with the air data sensors that go under the nose!

Cherish that 2007 boxing of the kit; later issues only offer one set of markings, and not necessarily the set that you might want.

Thanks Steve, and welcome on board :thumbsup:

4 hours ago, perdu said:

Was anyone bringing pickled mussels?

 

I fancy a jar of mussels and I will be sitting near the bar, don't want to have to totter to far for refillS

 

(Not mussels refills, one jar of them a month does me fine ta)

Welcome to you too, Bill. Please forgive me for blatantly copying taking inspiration for the thread title from your excellent 'copters build :whistle: 

 

 

4 hours ago, phantom61 said:

excellent choice ...

 

😀

 

Silvano

Thanks Silvano, and welcome on board! :thumbsup:

2 hours ago, Creepy Pete said:

Cool beans!

 

I did the same one a couple years ago and found it mostly an enjoyable build. Will you fix the panels around the cockpit? Revell designed it as a twinseater, so it's not quite accurate for a single seater.

 

Here's how mine turned out. Incidently, it's the same one as the one that crashed in the sea during a display a couple years ago.

 

Excellent result, Pete :clap: From the MM (Matricola Militare, the aircraft serial number) it appears it's indeed the same aircraft. What is odd is that the instructions actually show a different MM from the decal sheet, that is M.M. 7235. If you look that up, pictures show a different airframe number, that is 4-13 (as opposed to the 4-12 related to M.M. 7278)

Thanks for pointing out the panels issue :thumbsup: Have you got any more details you want to share, please? TIA

 

Well, big crowd already - no pressure then, right?  :frantic: :rofl:

 

Ciao

 

 

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I got in through a tunnel. Don't  tell the others.

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Hello Giorgio, I'm also in here. But with a slight hangover I have to take two or three seats today. maybe in the back row. Hope you don't mind. Cheers

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15 hours ago, perdu said:

Was anyone bringing pickled mussels?

 

I fancy a jar of mussels and I will be sitting near the bar, don't want to have to totter to far for refillS

 

(Not mussels refills, one jar of them a month does me fine ta)

There is a couple of jars in the fridge perdu...

 

Simon.

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sorted

 

OK Giorgio, on with it lad

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21 hours ago, perdu said:

Was anyone bringing pickled mussels?

 

I fancy a jar of mussels and I will be sitting near the bar, don't want to have to totter to far for refillS

 

(Not mussels refills, one jar of them a month does me fine ta)

Winkles and a pin do?

 

Ian

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17 hours ago, giemme said:

Have you got any more details you want to share, please? TIA

 

Ciao

 

 

Hmm, I remember the airbrake being a bit of a pain to make it fit in the closed position. And the windscreen doesn't quite fit either. Otherwise it really isn't too bad.

 

Also, pickled mussels? Really? That's something people eat? :sick:

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1 hour ago, Creepy Pete said:

Also, pickled mussels? Really? That's something people eat? :sick:

Of course, who would not?

 

 

155g-cockles-mussels.jpg

 

Cockles too, heaven in tiny jars

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8 minutes ago, perdu said:

Of course, who would not?

 

 

155g-cockles-mussels.jpg

 

Cockles too, heaven in tiny jars

Hello Bill !

these young lads did'nt know what is good and tasty !!

Now on with some garlic cooked snails !!

 

Hello Giorgio !!

I'm here too !! page one !! I grew better !!

Mc Chouffe at the ready, will try it with the mussels !! can make an evening !!

No pressure then ??? What ??

The pressure is usefull in bottle of beer !! :cheers:

So a british Typhoon !! I was thinking about an italian one...

Sincerely.

CC

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CC didnt you read Giorgio's intro?

 

He says, and I quote

The kit supplied decals allow to build six different versions: two Germans, one Austrian, one British, one Spanish and one Italian, which is the one I'm doing.

 

OK, carry on

 

There's beer to be drunk

 

:)

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17 minutes ago, perdu said:

 

Cockles too, heaven in tiny jars

But you cannot beat fresh ones though, lovely and sweet.

 

Simon.

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