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  1. Vynce804

    Airfix 1/24 Hawker Typhoon

    well I'm starting to make a bit of progress after quite a bit of head scratching and test fitting. The problem as I've mentioned before is the from cowl which is made up of 10 separate parts that have to be lined up exactly over a complex internal structure which also has to be lined up perfectly or it won't fit ! My solution was to join the fuselage and add the 3 upper cowling pieces, then build the lower cowl separately to include the radiator and associated structure. Then mount the fuselage and once that is on mount the chin portion of the cowl! evrything was stitched together using extra thin CA glue to ensure everything lined up before finally being glued with extra thin tame cement. The big decision i had to make was to remove the engine and all of the internal structure forward of the firewall...drastic i know but essential to get a good fit...i essentially turned it into a large 1/72 scale kit! Cheers Matt
  2. Vynce804

    Airfix 1/24 Hawker Typhoon

    Thanks for the info Tom, especially the build sequence as I was wondering what order to do things in. Cheers. Matt
  3. Vynce804

    Airfix 1/24 Hawker Typhoon

    ok I've been giving the front cowl some more thought and after taping everything together i think i could get a good fit, but also i can get a better fit by constructing the cowl and the fuselage together separate from the main airframe structure. So my current plan is to detach the radiator and build the cowl and fuselage before mating to the wings and internal fuselage frame..a departure from the instructions but think its the best route to making things fit..ill let you know how i get on! also have completed some more painting and below are 2 IP's the top one is from my original typhoon using air scales excellent decals and the 2nd one is using kit decals...you decide. cheers Matt
  4. Vynce804

    A Wee Project: 1/24 Cardoor Tiffie

    Hi Tom, this is such a nice build and the fit of the components and the subtlety in the painting is very impressive. As you know I’m building the same kit at the moment and I’ve heard lots of horror stories about getting the complex engine cowl parts to line up. Did you have any problems or any suggestions on how to make this go smoothly? Thank you. Matt
  5. Vynce804

    Airfix 1/24 Hawker Typhoon

    Thanks Tom, yes quicker progress as I know how much can be built before painting and what is visible when all closed up. The pilot is coming on and only have the arms to get right now! cheers matt
  6. Vynce804

    Airfix 1/24 Hawker Typhoon

    Ok so ill run this thread as a dual work in progress for both of my Typhoons rather than have 2. So have managed to get a big chunk of the construction finished and managed to get some paint on the internal structure as well as started painting the instrument and side panels. Ive decided to add a pilot into the car door typhoons cockpit and have started modifying a resin pilot which is a major improvement over the one in the kit. Cheers Matt
  7. Vynce804

    Airfix 1/24 Hawker Typhoon

    Hi All, I hope everyone has had a brilliant Xmas. Over the holiday i found time to finish the construction of the Typhoon, Ive got to say bringing the major fuselage and wing components together was a major challenge and came together gradually as i stitched it together over several days using various forms of persuasion! All ready for paint now, but as you might notice in the last pic and maybe under the influence of too much mulled wine I've decided to briefly stop this build and start my car door typhoon! It seemed to make sense as i can use all of what i have learned with this one to hopefully make quick progress and will complete this one all closed up and have some plans for which markings to do which will hopefully contrast nicely with my bubble top! Thank you for all of the kind comments about my work, its a real pleasure to be involved with this forum. Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2019! Cheers Matt
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    A Wee Side Project: 1/24 Cardoor Tiffie

    Hi Tom, congratulations on a tremendous build. The finish is superb and a model to be proud of. Thanks for sharing your hints and experiences along the way and i look forward to following your future builds. cheers matt
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    Lanc has landed

    Hi All, Hannants in the uk now have the Lanc in stock! cheers Matt
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    Airfix 1/24 Hawker Typhoon

    Hi, the ammo boxes are the kit parts. Painted ak extreme metal aluminium. The raised detail is picked out with ak extreme metal dark aluminium followed by a dark brown wash and then oil shading in the top corner of each panel with a very small amount of sepia oil paint blended with a dry brush. Ammo is eduard and comes with the resin cannons I’m using. Painted ak extreme metal brass with a custom red brown mix for the tips and a dark brown strap. Then I applied quite a thick black wash to give extra depth. I was looking at the kit ammo and think you could get a similar result as it actually looks very good. Hope this info helps and thanks for the comment. Matt
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    Airfix 1/24 Hawker Typhoon

    Hi All, Progress is slow at the moment, but I'm still making progress! Gun bays are painted and weathered as are the wheel wells. All the wing internal structure is in (boy was it fiddly!) and I've finally managed to get the wings together! fuselage is also joined and that should go on in the next few days. Im starting to see light at the end of the construction tunnel! cheers Matt
  12. Vynce804

    A Wee Side Project: 1/24 Cardoor Tiffie

    hi Tom, that looks spectacular!! You have done a fantastic job with the markings. What paint did you use for the blue and red as they look spot on. Also did you have any problems with the white and yellow covering the underlying camo? cheers Matt
  13. Vynce804

    Airfix 1/24 Hawker Typhoon

    A few more progress pics. The radiator is now mounted to the engine..very tricky especially when everything is painted and quite delicate. The auxiliary plumbing was the worst part but its in now! Ive also mated the internal structure to the lower wing and will let the glue dry for a day or 2 before i do anything else with it. still plenty to do though, i repainted the canons and am much happier 2nd time around and have painted my replacement seat....ill try not to break it this time! Cheers Matt
  14. Vynce804

    Airfix 1/24 Hawker Typhoon

    Thanks Tom, the highlights are something I’m using more and more as the contrast they give really brings the model to life... for me anyway! They are difficult to get right and I’m still finding my way with it... I’ve already re-painted the canons as I didn’t like the end result... well I did say they were still a work in progress. I should hopefully close the wings and fuselage in the next few days so maybe I’ll start to catch you up a bit! cheers Matt
  15. Vynce804

    A Wee Side Project: 1/24 Cardoor Tiffie

    Hi Tom, it’s looking fantastic! I love the Subtle variation you have in the paint. I was interested to see you didn’t fit the windscreen before painting? And are you planning on painting the markings? I agree with you 100% about this kit, it’s a joy to build and like you I May build the other version next! cheers Matt
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