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GROUP BUILDS => 2015 Group Builds => The Knackers Yard => The 2015 One Week Build => Topic started by: TallEng on April 03, 2015, 11:52:39 am

Title: TallEng's Typhoon
Post by: TallEng on April 03, 2015, 11:52:39 am
Well, throwing common sense to the wind and despite night shift this weekend :rolleyes:
This is what I'm going to try and finish within the one week ( ought to be doable)
Providing I don't procrastinate or butterfly off to another idea :o
So.. The kit; its Airfix's new Typhoon.

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae284/Tourjet/temporary_7.jpg) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/Tourjet/media/temporary_7.jpg.html)

And of course the all important reference material,

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae284/Tourjet/temporary_8.jpg) (http://s980.photo-bucket.com/user/Tourjet/media/temporary_8.jpg.html)

To be ignored as required  :thumbsup:

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: TallEng's Typhoon
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 03, 2015, 03:29:27 pm
For a moment I thought you were doing the 1/24 one! In a WEEK?  :o
Title: Re: TallEng's Typhoon
Post by: TallEng on April 03, 2015, 08:45:23 pm
For a moment I thought you were doing the 1/24 one! In a WEEK?  :o

Bawah!  ;D :lol: technically i suppose that would be possible....
But unlikely.
I expect Dizzy could knock one out in about ooh! 2/3days :thumbsup:

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: TallEng's Typhoon
Post by: Captain Canada on April 03, 2015, 09:28:22 pm
Interesting....lots of RW refs going on !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: TallEng's Typhoon
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 04, 2015, 02:07:46 am
There's a new Airfix Tiffy? Wasn't aware of that!
Title: Re: TallEng's Typhoon
Post by: NARSES2 on April 04, 2015, 06:08:29 am
There's a new Airfix Tiffy? Wasn't aware of that!

And very nice it is to
Title: Re: TallEng's Typhoon
Post by: TallEng on April 04, 2015, 08:36:13 am
Update before I go to work :rolleyes:
Some grey-green paint on the interior.
Not happy about the Colour ( it's Revell Aqua grey-green)
So possibly it's supposed to represent a Luftwaffe Colour?
Anyway it's too late now  :unsure:

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae284/Tourjet/temporary_9.jpg) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/Tourjet/media/temporary_9.jpg.html)

TTFN
Keith
Title: Re: TallEng's Typhoon
Post by: Captain Canada on April 06, 2015, 04:23:40 am
Yes, those kits are gorgeous.....lots of extra bits as well.

 :wub:
Title: Re: TallEng's Typhoon
Post by: TallEng on April 08, 2015, 08:23:21 am
I didn't like the interior grey-green I'd painted, so a quick repaint was in order with a more suitable shade ;D

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae284/Tourjet/temporary_13.jpg) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/Tourjet/media/temporary_13.jpg.html)

then it was onto assembly:

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae284/Tourjet/temporary_12.jpg) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/Tourjet/media/temporary_12.jpg.html)

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae284/Tourjet/temporary_11.jpg) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/Tourjet/media/temporary_11.jpg.html)

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae284/Tourjet/temporary_10.jpg) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/Tourjet/media/temporary_10.jpg.html)

A cautionary note of caution for future assemblers of the Typhoon- read the instructions ;D
or you'll end up cutting off tabs that are supposed to help the top of the wing glue to the fuselage!

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: TallEng's Typhoon
Post by: NARSES2 on April 09, 2015, 06:53:07 am
Coming along nicely



A cautionary note of caution for future assemblers of the Typhoon- read the instructions ;D
or you'll end up cutting off tabs that are supposed to help the top of the wing glue to the fuselage!


A few of the new tool Airfix kits require you read the instructions. Been caught out once or twice myself  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: TallEng's Typhoon
Post by: TallEng on April 11, 2015, 04:37:06 am
Meanwhile....
I'm waiting for the paint to dry :banghead:

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae284/Tourjet/temporary_14.jpg) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/Tourjet/media/temporary_14.jpg.html)

It's the gloriously glossy Xtracolour :thumbsup: but i seem to be having all sorts of troubles with it this time,
its been going on very thin and is taking an age to dry :unsure: normally it drys overnight, but this morning its
still tacky enough to take finger prints!!
Oh well later maybe :rolleyes:

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: TallEng's Typhoon
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 11, 2015, 05:44:56 am
Zap it with a coat of Klear. That seems to dry Xtracolors in double quick time, at least it has for me in the past.
Title: Re: TallEng's Typhoon
Post by: Captain Canada on April 11, 2015, 06:35:31 am
Love that colour combo. I really need to build somat in that scheme...perhaps a Harrier. Really coming along now, and thanks for the tip about the wing tabs. I'll have to check the kit I was test fitting and see if I haven't already chopped them off ! lol

 :cheers:
Title: Re: TallEng's Typhoon
Post by: TallEng on April 12, 2015, 02:04:51 pm
Well; I've failed at the Final Furlong :rolleyes:
That's life.
Of course it didn't help that I went out Saturday night and didn't get back until early..... :drink: :party:
anyway this is were I got to, photo's taken while the Decals/Transfers were still wet with Microset.

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae284/Tourjet/temporary_16.jpg) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/Tourjet/media/temporary_16.jpg.html)

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae284/Tourjet/temporary_17.jpg) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/Tourjet/media/temporary_17.jpg.html)

It still needs Drop tanks, Rockets and a final coat of Satin/Matt varnish.

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: TallEng's Typhoon
Post by: Weaver on April 12, 2015, 07:08:16 pm
Well at least you got a good-looking model out of it. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: TallEng's Typhoon
Post by: NARSES2 on April 13, 2015, 07:30:34 am
Well at least you got a good-looking model out of it. :thumbsup:

Absolutely  :thumbsup: Probably my favourite scheme. I have both a Typhoon(bomb armed) and a Tempest (Mk II & Mk V) in it  :wub:
Title: Re: TallEng's Typhoon
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 13, 2015, 07:37:54 am
Cool. The Dark Green/Dark Earth cammo suits the Tiffy well.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: TallEng's Typhoon
Post by: TallEng on April 13, 2015, 09:25:17 am
Thanks guys :thumbsup: Im glad you liked it. I must admit I changed my mind a couple of times
On the colour scheme, but ended up with SEAC and the Airfix Hurricane transfers, which
Fit a treat ;D I was pleased with the way it went, so I'm definitely finishing it and will
Post it up in the normal place (hopefully with some feeble excuse for a backstory) :lol:

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: TallEng's Typhoon
Post by: Glenn Gilbertson on April 13, 2015, 09:37:37 am
That looks really different - a good take on the Typhoon. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: TallEng's Typhoon
Post by: TallEng on April 29, 2015, 08:07:18 am
I've finally finished it ;D
It's here http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,40541.msg682637.html#msg682637
Regards
Keith