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giemme

Italian Typhoon - 1/72 Revell Eurofighter, AMI 4° Stormo 9° Gruppo, Grosseto 2006

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Hi everybody, here's my latest off the bench: first completion for the year but actually started in May 2019 ... yeah, I know, I'm a quick builder... :rofl: 

A quick summary of this project

 

KIT: Revell 1:72 EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON 

AIRFRAME: EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON M.M.7278, 4° Stormo, 9° Gruppo, as seen in Grosseto in 2006. This A/C underwent various upgrades during its operational career, and was eventually assigned to the REPARTO SPERIMENTALE VOLO; it crashed in the Italian sea during an airshow near Terracina in 2017. Sadly, the pilot, Captain Gabriele Orlandi, didn't survive.

MARKINGS: kit decals (not the best ever, especially the stencils: I experienced some inexplicable silvering on some)

PAINTS: Tamiya Sky Grey and Flat White variously mixed for the main airframe, U/C bays, intakes and ordnance; Mission Models Light Gull Grey for the nose cone; Tamiya Flat Black and Italeri Dark Gull Grey for the cockpit; various Italeri and Lifecolor for detail painting; AK Intercative Extreme Metal Steel, Model Master Metallizer Exhaust for the exhaust cans.

WEATHERING: kept to a minimum, since the aricraft had served for less than two years in 2006, so: black tempera wash for the wheel wells and struts and for the exhausts area, dark grey oil wash for the panel lines

AFTERMARKETS: PAVLA cockpit set, which included vacformed windshield and canopy; I ended up using the kit windshield though

SCRATCHBUILDING:  quite a list, here:

- seamless intakes, although I didn't go for the full length trunckings: I vacformed the visible area at the bottom of the intakes themselves, and scratch built the sensor inside port one

- windshield and canopy internal frames, using styrene sheet

- rear view mirrors, again from styrene sheet

- HUD and its mounting brackets, from thick clear plastic (a CD cover) and brass pipe

- canopy opening arm, from brass pipe

- APU exhaust, from thin brass sheet (0.1mm), bent to shape and soldered

- brake lines on the wheel struts and cabling/piping inside the U/C bays, using various sizes of copper wire and stretched sprue

- tail sensor, using a segment of sprue gate

- one of the nose sensors, using styrene sheet and brass pipes, since I lost one to the carpet monster... :banghead:

- the rudder and flaperons where cut from the tail fin and wings and re-positioned as per some reference pics, to have a more dynamic pose

 

All of this is illustrated in the WIP thread, here:

 

On with the pics (lots of them, beware! :D )

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APU exhaust detail

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Cockpit 

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The underside

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And here are the seamless intakes

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This shot of the exhausts inner side is from the WIP

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And finally: the typhoon smile :) 

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All comments welcome


Ciao

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So lovely G. 

A wonderful build of a tricky kit .

 

Great to see her in RFI.

 

Well done sir.

 

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Very very nice!!

Great modelling!

I still remember Spillones taking if from Grossetto when I was on holiday in Tuscany many years ago :)

 

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Stunning level of detail at this scale Giorgio - amazing job :) 

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Another excellent job, Giorgio!

Can't wait to follow your next project.

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super good Typhoon Giorgio !!

I enjoyed the WiP too !!

Congrayts my friend !!

:partytime:

Sincerely 

CC

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Stunning finish and pictures Giorgio.

Having built this one I know what you’ve gone through.

nice subtle weathering and you made the canopy a wonderful fit.

I wish mine looked this good.


great WIP too. All round top stuff. A pleasure as always.

 

Johnny.
 

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Really excellent work, especially for such a quick build 😉

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Awsome build, very, very realistic. Great details, I found the cockpit and ordnance particularly good.

Saluti,

daniele

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As always Giorgio the paintwork sings! One to be proud of. 👏

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On 08/02/2020 at 16:13, John Laidlaw said:

Absolutely beautiful, Giorgio!

Thank you, John :thumbsup:  Glad you like her!

On 08/02/2020 at 16:14, Spookytooth said:

So lovely G. 

A wonderful build of a tricky kit .

 

Great to see her in RFI.

 

Well done sir.

 

Cheers Simon, it was tricky, wasn't it? :frantic: Thanks for following along :thumbsup: 

On 08/02/2020 at 16:16, exdraken said:

Very very nice!!

Great modelling!

I still remember Spillones taking if from Grossetto when I was on holiday in Tuscany many years ago :)

 

That must have been thrilling! :thumbsup: Thanks for the comment :) 

On 08/02/2020 at 16:32, CedB said:

Stunning level of detail at this scale Giorgio - amazing job :) 

Thank you Ced, much appreciated! :thumbsup: 

On 08/02/2020 at 17:13, Cookenbacher said:

Perfect Typhoon Giorgio, and fantastic details throughout.

See, eventually I built it! :wink: Thanks for the praise, Cookie :thumbsup: 

On 08/02/2020 at 18:42, Sting67 said:

Another excellent job, Giorgio!

Can't wait to follow your next project.

Thank you Ramon :thumbsup:  Next project started here:

 

 

On 08/02/2020 at 19:59, corsaircorp said:

super good Typhoon Giorgio !!

I enjoyed the WiP too !!

Congrayts my friend !!

:partytime:

Sincerely 

CC

Way too kind, CC! :thumbsup: Thanks for following along!

23 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

Stunning finish and pictures Giorgio.

Having built this one I know what you’ve gone through.

nice subtle weathering and you made the canopy a wonderful fit.

I wish mine looked this good.


great WIP too. All round top stuff. A pleasure as always.

 

Johnny.
 

Thanks Johnny :thumbsup: The kit is  bit of a dog, and going through adding the resin cockpit and posing the moving surfaces differently didn't quite help ...  :banghead: 

20 hours ago, Courageous said:

Fantastic job Giorgio, great build log too.

 

Stuart

Cheers Stuart, glad you like her! :thumbsup:

19 hours ago, Britman said:

Excellent weathering.

 

Keith

Thank you Keith, I'm very happy with that myself! :thumbsup: 

19 hours ago, billn53 said:

Really excellent work, especially for such a quick build 😉

:rofl: Almost breath-taking! :D  Thanks for the comment :thumbsup: 

19 hours ago, Dstream said:

Awsome build, very, very realistic. Great details, I found the cockpit and ordnance particularly good.

Saluti,

daniele

Grazie Daniele! :thumbsup: The ordnance is probably the best thing of this kit, I didn't have to add anything there but paint...

13 hours ago, TheBaron said:

As always Giorgio the paintwork sings! One to be proud of. 👏

Thanks Tony, you are much too kind :thumbsup: 

 

Ciao

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Absolutely stunning result Giorgio, and to my eyes one of the very best 1/72 Typhoon models I have ever seen constructed. Your build log was excellent, and I think in this example, this will become a benchmark for any future 1/72 Typhoon build for me. So much attention to correctness, and perfecting the numerous details around and within the airframe, and as others have also commented, superb paint finish.

 

Well done indeed!

 

Terry

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@Terry1954 thank you, what a praise - you are way too kind! :thumbsup:

 

Ciao

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Beautiful result Giorgio - as we knew it would be all along!! Stunning modelling and attention to detail. Very, very well done. :worthy:

Kind regards,

Stix

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On 12/02/2020 at 16:38, PlaStix said:

Beautiful result Giorgio - as we knew it would be all along!! Stunning modelling and attention to detail. Very, very well done. :worthy:

Kind regards,

Stix

Thanks Sitx :thumbsup: I wish I was that confident! :D 

20 minutes ago, F-32 said:

:goodjob:

Thank you! :thumbsup: 

13 minutes ago, Harley John said:

 Superb, absolutely superb. Learned so much during the build.

Cheers John, glad if it's been of any help :thumbsup: 

 

Ciao

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Superb, I have just spent a while going through your WIP. Think I may borrow some of your techniques for my Typhoon build.

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On 14/02/2020 at 15:12, TonkaGuy said:

Superb, I have just spent a while going through your WIP. Think I may borrow some of your techniques for my Typhoon build.

Thank you, TonkaGuy :thumbsup: Glad if my build can be of any help :) 

On 14/02/2020 at 15:39, RidgeRunner said:

Nice, Giorgio

Cheers RidgeRunner, thank you :thumbsup: 

 

Ciao

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Giorgio That looks fantastic. State of art work! Missed this RFI somehow till now.:banghead:

Cheers Benedikt

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