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RW: 1/72 Hawker Typhoon RB396/G-TIFY
« on: November 19, 2019, 04:06:11 am »
Hi all,
Currently there are two* airworthy Hawker Typhoon restoration projects underway, one in Canada and one in the UK.

RB396 is being worked on by Airframe Assemblies and ARCo in England and is hoped to be flying by 2024. The aircraft is a combat veteran and will be the star of many an airshow but that's in the future, and we don't even yet know what colours she will wear. But, using Neil Hipkiss' painting Warbird RB396 as a reference, I've built my interpretation of what G-TIFY - the UK civil registration reserved for '396 - might look like on the Duxford flightline.

Airfix 1/72 RB396 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Airfix 1/72 RB396 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Airfix 1/72 RB396 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Airfix 1/72 RB396 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Airfix 1/72 RB396 by Zac Yates, on Flickr

This is the lovely recent Airfix kit - have I mentioned I love New Airfix? - with the XP-W codes cobbled together from the kit and part of the serial from my spares. I handpainted the Sheila noseart and would have posted the build two weeks ago, but I somehow lost one of the eight RP rails. Fortunately Airfix's spares department sent me a replacement (along with all seven of its brothers...) at no charge so she was finished today.

*OF COURSE I want to build JP843, the Canadian project, I just don't have another kit lying around. But if someone happened to have a spare Airfix A02041A and were feeling generous...  :angel:
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

Zac Yates

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Re: RW: 1/72 Hawker Typhoon RB396/G-TIFY
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2019, 06:23:31 am »
That's a nice build Zac  :thumbsup: and yes it is a lovely build.

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Re: RW: 1/72 Hawker Typhoon RB396/G-TIFY
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2019, 06:25:53 am »
Nice job there Zac.  :thumbsup:

I can't wait to hear that Sabre start up once they've sorted it, it'll be unique IIRC.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: RW: 1/72 Hawker Typhoon RB396/G-TIFY
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2019, 01:58:06 am »
Fantastic.  Great work Zac.
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Re: RW: 1/72 Hawker Typhoon RB396/G-TIFY
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2019, 02:13:36 am »
Thanks gents!

I can't wait to hear that Sabre start up once they've sorted it, it'll be unique IIRC.
Unique until JP843 is finished ;-) And me too - like the Stuka, a big part of the restoration's appeal is getting to hear what the engine actually sounds like as opposed to newsreel footage.
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

Zac Yates