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Offline TallEng

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TallEng's Typhoon
« 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.



And of course the all important reference material,



To be ignored as required  :thumbsup:

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« Last Edit: April 03, 2015, 11:54:45 am by TallEng »
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Re: TallEng's Typhoon
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2015, 03:29:27 pm »
For a moment I thought you were doing the 1/24 one! In a WEEK?  :o
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: TallEng's Typhoon
« Reply #2 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:

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Re: TallEng's Typhoon
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2015, 09:28:22 pm »
Interesting....lots of RW refs going on !

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Re: TallEng's Typhoon
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2015, 02:07:46 am »
There's a new Airfix Tiffy? Wasn't aware of that!

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Re: TallEng's Typhoon
« Reply #5 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
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: TallEng's Typhoon
« Reply #6 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:



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Re: TallEng's Typhoon
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2015, 04:23:40 am »
Yes, those kits are gorgeous.....lots of extra bits as well.

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Re: TallEng's Typhoon
« Reply #8 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



then it was onto assembly:







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!

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Re: TallEng's Typhoon
« Reply #9 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:
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Re: TallEng's Typhoon
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2015, 04:37:06 am »
Meanwhile....
I'm waiting for the paint to dry :banghead:



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:

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Re: TallEng's Typhoon
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: TallEng's Typhoon
« Reply #12 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

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Re: TallEng's Typhoon
« Reply #13 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.





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

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Re: TallEng's Typhoon
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2015, 07:08:16 pm »
Well at least you got a good-looking model out of it. :thumbsup:
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