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Hawker Typhoon : FINISHED

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The next morning before l went out l traced the shape of the radiator from a template l made onto the styrene block and roughly cut it out.

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l then wrapped it with thin styrene l found in my plastic storage box. This basically gives me the radiator that l wanted.

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l then wrapped two 1mm square strips of plastic aournd the radiator and detailed the front with PE screen, the air intake and a couple peices of plastic .

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The back l detailed with some corrugated plastic roofing from a N scale kit ( just to have the back different) and the duct work for the intake. The intake l am not sure l want to use yet so its not glued on. Its just held in place the tight fit

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l sprayed the radiator only with primer to see what my mistake are and as you can see l have a few l have to fix yet

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Now my next thing on my list of things to do here is the tail planes. Now all RAF and RCAF Typhoons received the new tempest tail planes either in factory or as a field modification. Seeing that l wanted a fully modified RCAF aircraft l would have to put these on. The debate going on in my mind (yes l do have one but severely over taxed here) whether l wanted to go through the afford and what method. l settled on doing it and the method after consulting the gurus of plastic hacking ( thanks for the advice Derek and Radub). So here we go

 

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first off l glued the kit tail planes together then cut off the elevators. l then glued plastic to the cut faces so the parts will hold their shape during the surgery. l then filed the plastic down to conform to the pieces

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Now l wanted to keep the location taps in place where they go into the fuselage but still enlarge the unit. So taking a page from the book of Radub l cut the tail plane up in a fashion that would give me the results l needed.

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l had to stretch the tailplanes by 3mm so l superglued a 3mm pieces of stryene plastic on the ends and a piece of very thin pastic to fill in the gap at the top

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back to the tailplane. l glued two thin strips on the trailing edge on the top and bottom where the evelator fits in. l then sanded both the outside and inside to shape. l then primed both peices to check for defects

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