login   |    register
World War II: Great Britain
Aircraft of Great Britain in WWII.
Hosted by Rowan Baylis
Building the Airfix 1:24th Typhoon
lampie
#029
Visit this Community
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Member Since: December 23, 2005
entire network: 6,223 Posts
KitMaker Network: 329 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 03:43 AM UTC
Thank you
So far, everything is lining up well. Some fits are quite tight and you have to make sure any tiny remnants of the sprue stubs are sanded down and follow the instructions closely.

Top sections of the wings are taped in place to check the fit, especially around the wing light blanking areas which may require a bit of fettling before everything is glued down.

A couple of photos with the Airfix 1:72 version for scale.





Scrodes
Visit this Community
Ontario, Canada
Member Since: July 22, 2012
entire network: 755 Posts
KitMaker Network: 4 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 05:36 AM UTC
I can't wait to start mine!

I have two, I want to trade one (they're both bubbletops) for a car-door version, but I can't find anyone looking to trade.
RussellE
#306
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Member Since: June 27, 2010
entire network: 2,536 Posts
KitMaker Network: 19 Posts
Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 02:08 AM UTC

Quoted Text



A couple of photos with the Airfix 1:72 version for scale.

/>



Very nice work on the 1/72 Typhoon Nigel!

I am currently working on the 1/72 from Airfix and have the 1/24 in the stash. Looking at the size difference, all I can say is: OMG!
lampie
#029
Visit this Community
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Member Since: December 23, 2005
entire network: 6,223 Posts
KitMaker Network: 329 Posts
Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 05:53 AM UTC
Itís been a while but time for a progress report.

After I joined the fuselage halves together it looked as though I was going to be faced with whatís become a common talking point on these kits and thatís a badly fitting front end.

This resulted in the build becoming a hanger queen for a few months, as I wasnít enjoying what seemed destined to become more of a hardship than what should actually be a relaxing hobby.
So onto the shelf of doom it went while I concentrated on other less stressful builds.
However, while spending time at the bench recently Iíve picked the Tiffie up a few times and fettled away at it now and again which has resulted in a half hour dedicated to it tonight and shown that the parts which make up the front end panels around the engine are actually not going to be too much of a nightmare after all and dry fitting only throws up a couple of areas which require a bit of work.

Hopefully, this will give me some motivation to get it to the primer stage sooner rather than later.

c4willy
#305
Visit this Community
Christchurch, New Zealand
Member Since: February 01, 2006
entire network: 1,569 Posts
KitMaker Network: 35 Posts
Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 06:01 AM UTC
Fantastic news Nige! I've had this beast on my wish list for ages but the price point has always been a stumbling point. Anybody want theirs built but don't want to do it themselves? LOL ..... no?????
RussellE
#306
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Member Since: June 27, 2010
entire network: 2,536 Posts
KitMaker Network: 19 Posts
Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 02:46 PM UTC
Nigel, great to see this back on the bench. An awesome kit and you're definitely doing justice to it!

Chris, it's not a cheap kit by far, but well worth it
Joel_W
Visit this Community
New York, United States
Member Since: December 04, 2010
entire network: 8,848 Posts
KitMaker Network: 101 Posts
Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 11:44 PM UTC
Nige,
Great to see some progress and that you're once again working on it.

Joel
lampie
#029
Visit this Community
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Member Since: December 23, 2005
entire network: 6,223 Posts
KitMaker Network: 329 Posts
Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 02:58 AM UTC
Made some progress on this, and the nose is now together.

Itís not the worst fitting kit in the world, but itís no shake n bake.
Seems like the amount of filling I have ahead of me is pretty much average from what Iíve seen on the net, although I expect most of it Iíve created for myself.







Next job will be the empennage and then itíll be time to address all the seams before the fun part!
Joel_W
Visit this Community
New York, United States
Member Since: December 04, 2010
entire network: 8,848 Posts
KitMaker Network: 101 Posts
Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 03:51 AM UTC
Nigel,
Looking real good. You've got the nose clip fitting pretty darn good.

Joel
RussellE
#306
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Member Since: June 27, 2010
entire network: 2,536 Posts
KitMaker Network: 19 Posts
Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 02:06 PM UTC
Looks Awesome Nigel! Nice to see one built up with all the panels closed up. I think that's how I'll build mine when I eventually get around to it.