Airfix Typhoon 1/24

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Re: Airfix Typhoon 1/24

Postby Lego » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:03 pm

Georgeconna wrote:As much as I admire these large kits and your build is pretty axcellent, I love the Leather effect on the seat the price alone is pretty astonishing for something that would end up in my loft and would end up in the bin. I could not justify it myself.

I would possibly go with one of these myself!! ;)

Dynam Hawker Tempest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC4gXPos2yU



Oh, I would cry like a little bitch as soon as I crashed that George. It looks nice though. Got up into the air pretty quick too. No price tag, you know the price?

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Re: Airfix Typhoon 1/24

Postby Lego » Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:21 pm

I'm sorry to say I have lost some photos of my build. My phone had to be reset and I thought I had them backed up :(

But any how all is not lost.

I initially thought the guns in the kit were o.k. to use so I dry fitted and painted them. It was at this point I decided I would not use them. They lack detail and having looked around at the builds with open displays the good ones are after market. The price of the after market was the same as the kit. Lolz to that.


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Next step fuselage, no problems here to be honest.

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Hopefully the wing root gap wont stay this big :D

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First oh shite moment. No matter how I squeezed it wont fit. Panic, wtf have I done wrong. Days of reading the insructions again.

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This part beat me and a few others :( They just wont go on perfectly, sculpting is called for. Damaged a fair few parts wrestling with this.

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More fighting :)

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Had to paint something.

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Re: Airfix Typhoon 1/24

Postby Lego » Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:36 pm

Tried the ammo masking putty stuff. I like it. I need more practice in making shapes with it. Not entirely happy with the camo but I will live with it.

The photos I'm missing are showing her primed in grey and spraying aluminium in places and then spraying the black walk way strips on and the covering it using tamiya tape. Then spraying the camo on and scratching some back.


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Gloss coat. Got some orange peel and had to polish this all back.

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Decal time. Thickest decals I have ever seen. Tried a few solutions including solvaset and no effect. This was after a few hours. Nothing.


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Brain fart. I have daco after you guys recommended it. I knew there was a reason to hoarding and buying everything. [smilie=tease.gif]

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Usual blades and a few pins and it looks rather good if I don't say so myself :)

This is were I am at now.

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Thanks for looking as always.

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Re: Airfix Typhoon 1/24

Postby Georgeconna » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:22 pm

Man I was worried there for a bit with those pics of the I'll fitting parts!. Looks good now

Unusual to see yellow surrounds on the wings! Shark teeth version coming :)
Cheers

George

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Re: Airfix Typhoon 1/24

Postby Vinny » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:45 pm

That looks fantastic! Great modelling skills you got there Lego.That paint job looks excellent and the decals look great considering their thickness... I swear by that Daco stuff.

Nice progress and I'll be looking forward to the next instalment.

Cheers!
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Re: Airfix Typhoon 1/24

Postby d_anonymous_modeller » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:12 pm

Excellent progress LEGO, you'll have a stunning model when it's finished.
Anon...

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Re: Airfix Typhoon 1/24

Postby Scanlan » Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:36 am

This is stunning stuff, and that decal solution worked out great, gotta get me some of that.

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Re: Airfix Typhoon 1/24

Postby Georgeconna » Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:37 pm

Does it come in a carlsberg can cause I could get some today! Microset
is old hat now so?
Cheers

George

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Re: Airfix Typhoon 1/24

Postby Wouter » Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:28 am

That's a good looking Typhoon. Ace paintwork there mate!
You can't model properly without boozing Duvel, :D


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