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What is the premier Hawker Typhoon kit?


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Both the Revell and the MDC Typhoon's build up to fine looking models, the former is a lot easier to build than the later which is a challenging kit to build.

The Revell kit benefits from some of the resin detail parts available from MDC as well.

I do have both of the Airfix kits but have not built either (yet).

As mentioned above SH are supposed to be bringing one out in 1/32 scale as well, so I will have to get one as well

Still on the Hawker theme I have just finished a PCM Hawker Tempest and that also is a very impressive but difficult build, and I also have the SH Tempest which is reputed to be a lot easier than the PCM version.

Below is my MDC Typhoon

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And below the Revell and MDC builds

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Cheers

 

Dennis

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6 hours ago, spitfire said:

And below the Revell and MDC builds

Very nice pair, Dennis- both are beauts, but you just can't beat a car door Tiffy for handsomeness!

Mike

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Maginot, I too am recently retired and share some of the same sentiments! I am not exactly made of money, but at this point a little extra cash for a more accurate or easier to build kit can be easier to find, than the time required to upgrade on old one.

 

If 1/48 is your preference, the Hasegawa kits of the Typhoon will not disappoint, they are very nice. They made several variants including car-door and bubble top ones. I believe all their kits used the original small tailplane, but Eduard's recent re-boxings add the Tempest tailplane and 4-blade prop.

 

As far as printed reference material, anything with Chris Thomas's name on it is pretty much gold! His "Warpaint" on the Typhoon is a great all-round modeller's reference, he's done several titles for Osprey, Classic's "2nd Tactical Air Force" series, and much, much more. Just searching for his posts here is an education.

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13 hours ago, 72modeler said:

 you just can't beat a car door Tiffy for handsomeness!

True dat, which is why I ask:

 

On 7/20/2021 at 6:37 AM, MDriskill said:

the old Revell 1/32 kit as a good choice. Vastly cheaper and easier to build than the very complex Airfix kit, also is the "car door" version, and I reckon is accurate enough for viewing from a bit of distance.

I bought the Revell kit ages ago, when it was on sale at Toys R Us for something like $7, and was very impressed when I opened the box. That said, it still looks impressive all these years later, remaining completely untouched by glue or paint! You say it's "accurate enough" - are there specific errors, or is it just the early-'70s level of detail that is in question?

 

John

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John, I confess I've never owned or built the Revell 1/32 car-door kit! 😬My comment is based on the models I've seen at contests or online over the years, which create a good impression (c.f. "spitfire's" build above!).

 

No doubt the true experts could list plenty of shortcomings. But surely it would be a fine ceiling hanger, and could be built in a fraction of the time of the fiercely complex Airfix 1/24 magnum opus.

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1 hour ago, MDriskill said:

John, I confess I've never owned or built the Revell 1/32 car-door kit! 😬My comment is based on the models I've seen at contests or online over the years, which create a good impression (c.f. "spitfire's" build above!).

 

No doubt the true experts could list plenty of shortcomings. But surely it would be a fine ceiling hanger, and could be built in a fraction of the time of the fiercely complex Airfix 1/24 magnum opus.

Thanks, Mike - maybe I'll pull it out and have a more critical look at it. Heaven knows, as big as it is, it shouldn't be hard to find among all the little 1/72 stuff, even in my stash-nightmare... :whistle:

 

John

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