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Hi all

   I've been saving hard for sometime now for one of those Big! Tiffies and now I have one, yes the Airfix 1/24 Typhoon.  I'm hoping I make a great job of her as I'm making this in memory of a wonderful chap I had the pleasure of talking to over lunch some time ago now, he flew these brutes and Mustang P-51B's during the war and some of his tales are scary and brave but a little humour was in amongst the fear. 

 

So first up is the seat this was painted with Tamiya paints and a touch of artist oil for a wash.

 

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Secondly was the lower wing this to had Tamiya paint and was washed over with artist oil Vandyke Brown.

 

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Thirdly was the framing, now for this I tried a new method of painting.  I used Tamiya X18 semi gloss black as the first coat then I used warpaints shinning silver and then I thought this looks a bit dull so I then used rub n buff silver and bam she came to life and so this is the result.

 

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The Vandyke Brown was also used as a base wash on the framework as well as the wheel bays and cockpit, a little copper and brass was also rubbed in on the oil tank in front of the cockpit.

 

Thanks for stopping by.

 

Clive

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Guest Peterpools

Fozz

Nice start on your Tiffy. Glad to see your a enjoying the kit and making nice progress

Peter

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Hi folks

   thanks for your interest I've been doing a bit more to her trying the guns out in there place in the wing.  I have been searching the net for pic's of this AC but I'm finding it hard to get the ref pic's I'm looking for, does any of you know where I may get some good ref on the engine and cockpit.

 

Here's a few shots of the guns.

 

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That's all for now folks back soon and thanks for dropping by.

 

Clive

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Clive

Terrific work on the gun bay details and Cannons. I'm just through that portion on my Typhoon build and my I suggest, all the parts that will be hidden and buried forever, don't waste your time building and painting as I did ... leave then out as they serve no purpose at all, other then slow down progress on the kit and when it comes time for the major assembly portions, always affects the fit somewhat.

Looking awesome

Keep 'em coming

Peter

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Hi all 

   its a slow progress this one but we are getting there, I hope to have her done for the southern EXPO 2015.

 

Still here's a look at where I am with her, first off she is now starting to look like a Typhoon, the gear bays and the seat belts are the next on the list then finish the engine and put the tail on.

 

I thought I would add my little 1/72 Typhoon as a size comparison she's a huge bugger I must say.

 

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That's all for now thanks for your interest and see you next time.

 

Clive

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Guest Peterpools

Clive

Nice progress on the Big Typhoon and that sure is some size comparison

Keep 'em comng

Peter

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How do

  Hi chaps I've managed to get the cockpit up to scratch so here are the pic's.

 

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The engine I'm still working on but here's a look at her so far.

 

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The last thing was I managed to get the wheel bays done and dusted.

 

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Thats all for now folks but I will post the next update soon.

 

Cheers all and thanks for stopping by.

 

Clive

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