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Revell/Lodela 1/32 Typhoon MK1B

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I love this kit :)

 

Even as a kid, I thought that Tiffie pilot was a crack shot. he holed that boiler from all sides! Top, both sides, and shot up at an angle, too!

He's my hero.

AND, he didn't hurt the locomotive crew whatsoever... great shooting, sir.

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I have fond memories of that kit, built two of them in my time and have another one in the loft with a Paragon bubble top conversion, the only really bad part that I struggled with was getting a good fit with the canopy and fuselage.

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Cheers

 

Dennis

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ok, not pictured is the assembled engine which I actually glued togther!

So now it has officially started as a build :)

 

Now to catch up on pics:

 

You can see in red the mould seam for the bubble vs. car door, along with some other blemishes that need to be fixed

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fantastic decals considering the age

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some AM decals

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AM seat belts

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my print media ref. books

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My plan mocked up for the gear bay shapes

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red is to remove to create the overhang found on the gear bays and wing skin and spar cutouts

 

and some "carbon dating"

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my print media ref. books

 

 

My plan mocked up for the gear bay shapes

 

 

 

red is to remove to create the overhang found on the gear bays and wing skin and spar cutouts

 

and some "carbon dating"

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Wow, nuthin like puttin your "stamp of ownership" on something smack dab on outside of the wings

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I love this kit :)

 

Even as a kid, I thought that Tiffie pilot was a crack shot. he holed that boiler from all sides! Top, both sides, and shot up at an angle, too!

He's my hero.

AND, he didn't hurt the locomotive crew whatsoever... great shooting, sir.

 

so funny you mentioned this as I was noticing his exquisite marksmanship too

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I love this kit :)

 

Even as a kid, I thought that Tiffie pilot was a crack shot. he holed that boiler from all sides! Top, both sides, and shot up at an angle, too!

He's my hero.

AND, he didn't hurt the locomotive crew whatsoever... great shooting, sir.

 

I've seen multiple videos of Mustangs and Thunderbolts cracking steam locomotives, and that's just using .50's. I can't begin to imagine the damage four 20mm cannons could do.

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I have fond memories of that kit, built two of them in my time and have another one in the loft with a Paragon bubble top conversion, the only really bad part that I struggled with was getting a good fit with the canopy and fuselage.

 

Cheers

 

Dennis

 

I've built a couple myself, and have very fond memories of them.

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ok, not pictured is the assembled engine which I actually glued togther!

So now it has officially started as a build :)

 

Now to catch up on pics:

 

You can see in red the mould seam for the bubble vs. car door, along with some other blemishes that need to be fixed

30116695503_641f6582d1_b.jpg

 

 

I still don't understand. To the best of my knowledge, Revell never released a bubble top version of the Typhoon. I don't have the kit anymore or I'd check it out; perhaps they intended to release one at some point in the future, but that would have been very unusual indeed, as Revell standard practice at the time, was one aircraft, one mold.

 

Also, should you need or just want additional references, I can probably help in that department, as I have quite a lot of Typhoon stuff.

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