Saturday, 5 May 2012

Finished Typhoon

Well I've brought the Typhoon to completion, apart from one little extra. I was hoping to create a flight stand using a telescopic aerial I salvaged but I forgot to pre-drill a hole in the fuselage to stick it in. My other idea was to affix a rare earth magnet to the underside and stick the aerial to that. My question is does anyone have a rare earth (small but powerful) magnet they could spare? I thought there's no point buying a whole packet when I only need one.

Anyway apart from that I've finished.

Went and saw the Avengers movie with my son today, it was great, lots of laughs too.

Enjoy the pictures. You may notice I still managed to get glue smudges on the canopy- I tried really hard not to. The whole thing had a coat of Testors Dullcoat, and then the canopy was glued on. I had to use some PVA to fill some unsightly gaps where the canopy meets the cockpit area- so a heads up for the other blokes who are building this kit. Mine is not a museum quality build, I'll admit it, but it serves my purpose of providing the Brtitish with air support on the wargames table.

13 comments:

  1. Well done mate! Stink, that was quick! Great work, may it serve you well.

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    1. Thanks Nick. Did you notice the rear wheel was missing? I think it was accidently washed down the sink when I was cleaning my paint palette- oh well :)
      I think my methods may not be as polished as some of the other blokes, but it has given it a slightly weathered look.

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    2. U-bends exist for a reason. It might still be in there. Duly noted about the canopy gap. I'll have to do something about that. Very nice end result.

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  2. Awesome!!! Very very well done indeed.

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  3. All this and a movie as well!

    Great work and well done on being first. Nicks right, you will have grab another!

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    1. Another, no way Jose! Next Aircraft will probably be an Auster of Spitfire Mk IX. I've got heaps of other projects to do, and I'd like to reduce my stash of unmade models a bit more.

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  4. Finished? wow, blew us of the park, great looking model, well done.

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  5. Great work, the decals are so tidy. That's a nice model

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    1. Thankyou Al, yes the decals did go on quite well.

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  6. Well done! What a crackingly quick build. And it looks the business - can see it thundering over the wargames table already. Top hole!

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  7. Very nice job, great to see it finished. Cheers, John

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