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tiffy!!!! hawker typhoon academy 1/72
Posted by bsyamato on Monday, May 24, 2010 12:16 PM

Hi!!

bought another academy ww2 kit

the beautyfull typhoon.

Started this kit with idea to built as oob..... this idea was immediatly changed when i started the work:

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first cut on the rudder

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physically the wheels don't match in the weels then proceed with cuts .... even flaps out!

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some test fitting , drilled out shells holes and cut on radiator rear

definitely not oob Crying

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start painting cockpit..... and insane idea to show the 24 cylinder napier sabre engine comes in my head...

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.. so the cutter worked on the engine covers......

for who's intrested in engines details i found a good site here

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adding details on wheel weels, main and tail

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added some extra support, after i cutted flaps the wings came out of original position without this extra pieces.

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added engine bulkhead and moding pilot seat

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finishing cockpit


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time to glue

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that's all for now Smile

next i need to scratch the engine and lots of other things!!

I hope you enjoy this post






 

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Posted by rjkplasticmod on Monday, May 24, 2010 12:57 PM

Wow!!  That's a lot of added detail on the little Guy.  Nicely done.

Regards,  Rick

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Posted by jetmodeler on Monday, May 24, 2010 2:19 PM

Nice job so far. Can't wait to see the rest.

 

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Posted by smeagol the vile on Monday, May 24, 2010 11:21 PM

Looks like Italy has bred another ChuckW, albeit it just a starting ChuckW.

Great to see stuff from you again Bsyamato it looks great!

 

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Posted by bsyamato on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:47 AM

thanks men!!!

Nice to see you still alive smeagol.... but.. who is ChuckW??

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Posted by VanceCrozier on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:03 PM

Who is ChuckW!!! Oh dear... Another great scratchbuilder on here. Have a look in the aircraft section for a Me410 build. There is some amazing stuff in there.

Your Typhoon is shaping up nice. I built the same kit, probably 8 years ago, out of the box. Keep up the great work Bsyamato,

 

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Posted by smeagol the vile on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:42 PM

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That is the build he means.  Chuckw is a an professional artist who is an extreme detail freak about realism on his planes, but it ends up with them being absolutely stunning works.

 

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Posted by bsyamato on Thursday, May 27, 2010 9:31 AM

Big Smile he he

thanx for the compliment friend!!!!

I tri to put on this scale (and other kits that you know ) all i can do for realism and details but..

sometimes here comes some error .. when i replace the main gear weels ,put the structure strips in wrong way Bang Head as show this picture of the real at the primeportal site .

Soon i'll put a computer on workbench ,for reference consulting, that will allow to finish also the he-177 twin engine .

At the next

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Posted by bsyamato on Saturday, December 4, 2010 5:24 AM

Long time without updates.. finally a bit of time to post something:

Started to detail flaps and to correct the orizontal rudders:

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rudders was a little under dimensions with draws that i have, then with plastic sheet and CA glue some correction was needed

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flaps stuctures and rudders correction done:

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and flaps movable parts done from scratch :

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soon others updates

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Posted by bsyamato on Saturday, December 4, 2010 6:26 AM

Engine!!

Engine scratching starting from these pieces:

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then using tamiya glue:

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at this point surely this not seems the napier sabre engine...looking at others airplanes engines i think this is one of the wrongest to start my first scratch a of an engine... Bang Head

Tons of pics of real needed to understand how to do it. Founded good pics at Engine History org

Then proceed to shape the raw plastic:

Unfortunately i was without camera for long time, so i have no pics of intermediate work Bow Down

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I have detailed only one of thetwo sides of engine, theother side where valves are, is not visible.

used a great variety of plastic heet and rods .

Engine castle completed whit rods joined even with internal metal pin to fortify the structure.

In all steps needed to try the fitting with the rest of kit:

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Time to face the complex compressor:

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that's all for now, lots of others update are done but few time to write.

At the next

 

 

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Posted by hutchdh on Saturday, December 4, 2010 6:42 AM

Very impressive on what you have done so far.  I just picked up a 1/48 rendering of this from Hasegawa.  I like the level of detail you put into this scale....I look forward to the finished product.

Hutch

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Posted by Buckeye on Saturday, December 4, 2010 7:41 AM

One of my favorite airplanes.  Very nice job.  I really like how your seat belts came out.  I will have to try doing more things like that.

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Posted by rjkplasticmod on Saturday, December 4, 2010 7:48 AM

Looking great so far.  Keep us posted.

Regards,  Rick

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Posted by bsyamato on Sunday, December 5, 2010 6:48 AM

many thanx for comments !!

Time to put some color on the fuselage:

from now i've changed camera to take pictures.. left the nikon d50 ,  i've brought a kodak z981.

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i preferred to not use decals for invasion stripes so i painted it whit enamels.

all colors are from humbrol and model master enamels.

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Firts i draw contours whit a pencil, then as ever, used  50 cents brushes to paint it.

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After drybrush whit darkest colors:

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Flaps and gear doors

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Wings yellow stripes

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That's all for today, i wish to soon finish this little fighter and put next target on my he-177 that need two engines to scratch Dead

For typhoon engine i'm not sure for the correct color of it and relative bay. Pics i have show the engine painted in orrible green and others in light steel ......

 

Soon others updates

 

 

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Posted by Konigwolf13 on Sunday, December 5, 2010 7:17 AM

Awesome work mate, and brush painted OMG, I have trouble doing as well as yours with an airbrush Embarrassed.

As for the camera how do you find it? I used to have a Kodak P880 and loved it to death, until one of my kids spilt a drink on its focusing/lens area, would of cost me more to fix than it was worth.

Andrew

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Posted by bsyamato on Sunday, December 5, 2010 9:59 AM

Thank for comments Andrew.

For z981 question: first of all d50 it's a digital SLR , and z981 it's a bridge class camera, then she have a lowest image quality but not so low respect the nikon . kodak have more than double of pixels (d50 6MP, Z981 14MP).

I have it from few time and actually try the manual settings to take pictures and need more study on it.

Can made even HD video. I brought the kodak because the D50 is not only mine but shared with a friend for work, then needed a camera free of work duty.

I hope to learn more about manual settings, latest pictures of napier engine is toke with completely manual setting with manual focus and macro subet.... she have lots of setting to discover Embarrassed . I found it at a very lo price ,195 € with battery, battery charger and other accessories.

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Posted by Konigwolf13 on Sunday, December 5, 2010 10:05 AM

Thanks for the information, when I replaced my P880 (seems like an earlier model of the z981) I didnt know Kodak still did the psudo DSLR, might keep an eye out when I replace my current camera IME they do a better job than the low end canon/nikon DSLR at a cheaper price.

Andrew

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Posted by deattilio on Sunday, December 5, 2010 10:16 AM

Super-impressive, more so considering it is 1/72.  I consider the Typhoon one of the better looking British aircraft of the WWII. Looking forward to seeing the completed article. Thanks for sharing.

 

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Posted by bsyamato on Monday, December 13, 2010 8:59 AM

thanx deattilio, even for me typhoon is one of the better aircraft from ww2.

Updates:

adding and scratching others details:

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pilot ladder:

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.. very little piece..

Radiator rear cover

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Flaps and gear doors painted:

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Starting to fill wing lights bay

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others pieces on the engine and the rockets:

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Passed two layer of gloss cote, then decals.... damned academy decals:

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i'll corret the decals after passing second last layer of matt clear Cool

that's all for now, hope to finish soon

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Buckeye on Monday, December 13, 2010 9:12 AM

I wish mine looked like that in 1/48.  That's just awesome work, especially in 1/72.Bow Down

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Posted by Hercmech on Monday, December 13, 2010 9:43 AM

Fantastic work! 


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Posted by bsyamato on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 11:51 AM

thanx to all for comments Bow Down

The plane is actually finished but need to collect all the typhoon pictures:

Finishing the 24 cyl napier engine:

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added others bended plastic rods to simulate various tubes etc etc..

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24 ignition wires on 12 valves (on the opposite side i'll do only partial detail of it)

Again copper wires on the top

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....And painting:

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..then putting on tiffy!!

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that's all for now at the next for last part of thi work in progress Cool

 

 

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Posted by VanceCrozier on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 12:15 PM

I am still shocked buy the amount of detail you are able to add to 1/72 aircraft! Yes

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Posted by Scorpiomikey on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 8:18 PM

I hate you and i quit lol. i cant even imagine doing what your doing. Utterly amazing my friend, that sir deserves a handshake and a beer. 

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tiffy!!!! hawker typhoon academy 1/72 ... completed!!!
Posted by bsyamato on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 3:52 PM

Scorpiomikey

I hate you and i quit lol. i cant even imagine doing what your doing. Utterly amazing my friend, that sir deserves a handshake and a beer. 

Beer thanx for comments VanceCrozier and Scorpiomikey for the beer Cool .... and after posting last typhoon scratchd part , the left engine pipes (original pipes was drilled out becauuse was part of left fuselage) :

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.....posting the complete plane (skip some natural step as minor parts painting and gluing all parts):

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indoor:

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and outdoor:

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Rockets have electrical connectors unplugged

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with his soon , the tempest:

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That's all for this post, i hope you enjoy this plane, in future i wish to build the older version of typhoon , the "car door type" version Toast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Hercmech on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 4:00 PM

Incredible...Bow Down


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Posted by spiralcity on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 4:03 PM

Thats a lot of work on a 1/72 scale. Nice job. I'm looking forward to the final product.

 

 

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Posted by bsyamato on Friday, January 14, 2011 4:01 AM

 

many thanx for comments Bow Down

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Posted by Buckeye on Friday, January 14, 2011 9:10 AM

Beautiful work!! Yes

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Posted by smeagol the vile on Friday, January 14, 2011 11:06 PM

Long time no talk man.  That plane is a beauty, when I was skimming the finished pics the first time before taking a closer look I thought the outside pic from behind was a reference photo. top notch job!

 

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