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Just added the finishing touches to Airfix's 1/24th Hawker Typhoon MkIb this week: a project I've had on the bench for the last 6 months or so. Admittedly I've picked it up and put it down as and when I've felt like it, but regardless this kit is most definitely a long-term investment in regard to time and effort. 

 

I found it an absolute joy to build and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Fit was exceptional but you must follow the instructions to the letter, especially where the engine and its piping is concerned, as tolerances are very tight. The only after-market was a set of Eduard seat belts - everything else was OOB.

 

46763954602_30b67de380_z.jpgPIC 9 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

 

32940752998_8faf722548_z.jpgPIC 8 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

 

46763956112_1b15b8402c_z.jpgPIC 7 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

 

45901506925_51979243bd_z.jpgPIC 6 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

 

46763958262_3880dbc2cd_z.jpgPIC 5 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

 

45901508135_776659cccc_z.jpgPIC 4 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

 

31874999137_2fb71fcf1e_z.jpgPIC 3 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

 

32940759018_9960acbbb0_z.jpgPIC 2 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

 

31875000907_81108993a6_z.jpgPIC 1 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

 

32940761558_638a0877a1_z.jpgPIC 10 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

 

I opted for the post-war scheme so other than some tonal variation to the paint, I kept the weathering restrained. Paints were Xtracolour enamels with Humbrol flat as a top coat. Decals were from the kit and were excellent, bedding down well over the recessed/raised details without any problems. All in all, a fantastic kit - roll on the big Hellcat!

 

Best regards,

 

Tom

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4 hours ago, Robthepom said:

very cool, i really like the camo edges, very realistic 

That’s the first thing I noticed as well. Most of the ones I have seen are very weathered, so this is different.

 

Steve.

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Very nice Tom. :clap2:

 

I like the more realistic and restrained weathering, something which seems to be out of fashion lately.

 

Nick

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