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Aircraft of Great Britain in WWII.
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Building the Airfix 1:24th Typhoon
lampie
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Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 10:43 AM GMT+7
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.





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Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 12:36 PM GMT+7
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
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Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 09:08 AM GMT+7

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

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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
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 12:53 PM GMT+7
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
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 01:01 PM GMT+7
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?????
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 09:46 PM GMT+7
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
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Posted: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 06:44 AM GMT+7
Nige,
Great to see some progress and that you're once again working on it.

Joel