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Revell 1/72 C.16 Typhoon - Ejército del Aire

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Hi,

Here is a selection of images from my latest completion. This is Revell's 2004 Eurofighter Typhoon in 1/72 (04317), not the new tool. The model is built mainly straight from the box, except I scratch built the intake ducting using plasticard to disguise the opening left by Revell. I also added detail to the kit supplied ejection seat using wine bottle foil and different gauges of wire. I had to create the HUD from scratch as the part including on the clear sprue was crudely moulded. The moulds are showing their age with some flash but once cleaned up most parts look ok. The exception being the engine rear face inside the exhaust pipe as the detail is damaged, fortunately this really cant be seen unless you look closely. The canopy was dipped in AK Interactive Gauzy Agent Glass Coat. I glued the canopy in the closed position before painting so I could fair it in to the fuselage using Deluxe Materials Perfect Putty.
The plastic was primed with Stynylrez grey and painted mainly using Mr Hobby Aqueous. Variations of tone were achieved by adding white to the base colours and randomly mottling the surface. I used Vallejo Metal Color Aluminium as a base for the exhausts, varying the tone by adding other metallics or greys to the paint mix. I chose this scheme from the kit as I thought the Spanish roundels added a splash of colour. Before applying the decals I tried to give the model a glossy surface by spraying Ammo by Mig Lucky gloss varnish. Unfortunately I couldn't get a smooth coverage all over as it just dried on adjacent surfaces with a rough texture. In the end I resorted back to Tamiya X-22 which just about saved the day, although the surface wasn't as smooth as I would like resulting in some silvering to the decals. Tamiya X-22 was used once more to seal in the decals.
Weathering consisted of various enamel panel line washes from Ammo by Mig and their Starship Filth Oilbrusher. I also replaced the sensors under the nose with triangles of thin aluminium as one of the kit parts pinged from my tweezers.

 

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Hope you enjoy!

Mark.
 

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Lovely!! Very nicely finished!!

 

Miguel

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Great build, love the subtle weathering!

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Beautifully done - love it

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Really nice work, the end result is great, shows just what can be done with this kit!

 

Rich

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That is absolutely superb!  Great finish and subtle weathering.  I agree with you that the Spanish roundels add a welcome splash of colour.  

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I love the weathering on this one.


David

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Great job in general and especially in the exhaust nozzles.


I love !!!

 

Regards.

 

Andrés S.

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