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  • From: Hampshire, England, UK
1:24 Airfix Hawker Typhoon Mk.1B Car Door (Finished)
Posted by Tubosteve on Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:59 AM

So this is my latest foray into the world of lockdown modelling. Will be OOTB with the exception of a Yaho IP to replace the kit one. Paints will be mostly Tamiya with only the exterior being MRP.

Going with 'Scheme D' for no other reason than the unit was based in Hampshire which is where I'm from! Seems as good a reason as any Wink

 

Over the past 4 or 5 days I have managed to finish the office area, boy is it fiddly!!

Think this is going to take me a while as there are LOADS of steps........!!!

Stay safe........Steve

Currently on the bench: 1:32 Revell BAe Hawk T1.A Red Arrow

2020 Finished: 1:24 Airfix Hawker Typhoon Mk.1B 'Car Door'. Trumpeter 1/32 AV-8B Harrier II, 1:24 Tamiya Enzo Ferrari, Series No 302, 1:24 Airfix Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat. 1:24 Tamiya Taisan Starcard Porsche 911 GT2

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, June 12, 2020 11:07 PM

Sharp! I'm gonna sit back, take my mask off and watch you build this Geeked

In the pattern: Lots in my stash. But let's close out the SOD and do the 1/350 Enterprise I started a few years ago.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, June 12, 2020 11:41 PM

Nice cockpit work.  Is it just me, or do the pilot's eyes look like he's just seen some 20mm whistling past?  And I will be the first to say I have no idea how to paint eyes!

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by Tubosteve on Monday, June 15, 2020 4:23 AM

A little update. Engine and plumbing almost complete, just finished step 65 of 232! Getting the plumbing in is rather fiddly and have to dry fit may times to work out where some of it went as it wasn't clear to me where some things went, I don't feel that the instructions are the clearest at times.............or maybe it's just me being dumb Wink

Stay safe........Steve

Currently on the bench: 1:32 Revell BAe Hawk T1.A Red Arrow

2020 Finished: 1:24 Airfix Hawker Typhoon Mk.1B 'Car Door'. Trumpeter 1/32 AV-8B Harrier II, 1:24 Tamiya Enzo Ferrari, Series No 302, 1:24 Airfix Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat. 1:24 Tamiya Taisan Starcard Porsche 911 GT2

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Monday, June 15, 2020 5:37 AM

nice work so far. be careful with fit issues when you come to put the fuselage together around this lot. My first Tiffy attempt ended up in the recycle bin because of this and although I have both Tiffy's in my stash I am well aware, thanks to the Hellcats that great design and cheap manufacturing and materials just do not go together to make a stunning product. Dry fit the surround now to see if anything is out!

When I do mine I will be dry fitting from the very first section!

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Posted by Tubosteve on Monday, June 15, 2020 5:43 AM

snapdragonxxx

be careful with fit issues when you come to put the fuselage together around this lot. My first Tiffy attempt ended up in the recycle bin 

Thanks Snapdragon. I was actually looking at your build the other day and noted it ended up in the bin!!   I getting to the bit where you had that "how do I get it in there" momentTongue Tied

I'm fixing on leaving the engine mostly exposed so am hoping that a lot of fit issues might not be there (or maybe thats just wishful thinking!)

Stay safe........Steve

Currently on the bench: 1:32 Revell BAe Hawk T1.A Red Arrow

2020 Finished: 1:24 Airfix Hawker Typhoon Mk.1B 'Car Door'. Trumpeter 1/32 AV-8B Harrier II, 1:24 Tamiya Enzo Ferrari, Series No 302, 1:24 Airfix Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat. 1:24 Tamiya Taisan Starcard Porsche 911 GT2

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Posted by Tubosteve on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:31 AM

Thanks Mongoose, though the speed I go I fear you will be sitting a long time and fall asleep Wink

Stay safe........Steve

Currently on the bench: 1:32 Revell BAe Hawk T1.A Red Arrow

2020 Finished: 1:24 Airfix Hawker Typhoon Mk.1B 'Car Door'. Trumpeter 1/32 AV-8B Harrier II, 1:24 Tamiya Enzo Ferrari, Series No 302, 1:24 Airfix Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat. 1:24 Tamiya Taisan Starcard Porsche 911 GT2

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Posted by Tubosteve on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:35 AM

jeaton01

Nice cockpit work.  Is it just me, or do the pilot's eyes look like he's just seen some 20mm whistling past?  And I will be the first to say I have no idea how to paint eyes!

More by luck than judgement on my part! They (pilots) usually don't turn out so good for me and usually do not go in the office. I did the pilot first to see how he turned out. I was quite prepared to leave him out and just fit the belts if it was to my 'normal' poor standard, but seeing as he turned out so good I put him in! WRT the eyes, just a dab with a cocktail stick and hope to get lucky......this time I did Big Smile

Stay safe........Steve

Currently on the bench: 1:32 Revell BAe Hawk T1.A Red Arrow

2020 Finished: 1:24 Airfix Hawker Typhoon Mk.1B 'Car Door'. Trumpeter 1/32 AV-8B Harrier II, 1:24 Tamiya Enzo Ferrari, Series No 302, 1:24 Airfix Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat. 1:24 Tamiya Taisan Starcard Porsche 911 GT2

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Posted by Tubosteve on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 8:47 AM

Not a great deal of progress to show....but slow but steady progress over the last week or so. Home life and work are beginning to impinge on my shed time as things slowely return to 'normal'.No major fit issue (so far Stick out tongue) so still pretty happy with things.

Cockpit assy fitted to wing spar thingy and the guns added.

 

 

Also, now got the top skins on the wings

And finally, this is how she now sits awaiting my return to the bench.

 

Stay safe........Steve

Currently on the bench: 1:32 Revell BAe Hawk T1.A Red Arrow

2020 Finished: 1:24 Airfix Hawker Typhoon Mk.1B 'Car Door'. Trumpeter 1/32 AV-8B Harrier II, 1:24 Tamiya Enzo Ferrari, Series No 302, 1:24 Airfix Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat. 1:24 Tamiya Taisan Starcard Porsche 911 GT2

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Posted by Wingman_kz on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 10:00 AM
That's looking good! You seem to be having pretty good luck with these large scale Airfix kits. Maybe when I decide to build one of these I'll get you to order it and then I'll buy it from you. :-) lol I'm still struggling with the Hellcat...

            

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Posted by Tubosteve on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 10:55 AM

Thanks Wingman Big Smile

So you think that by me ordering it some of my 'luck' may rub off on you eh!

I think I have done most of the Airfix 1:24 models since my 'return' to modelling a couple of years ago. Thinking I might go back and do them again as when I look at them I think, 'yeah....could have done so much better' Tongue Tied

Stay safe........Steve

Currently on the bench: 1:32 Revell BAe Hawk T1.A Red Arrow

2020 Finished: 1:24 Airfix Hawker Typhoon Mk.1B 'Car Door'. Trumpeter 1/32 AV-8B Harrier II, 1:24 Tamiya Enzo Ferrari, Series No 302, 1:24 Airfix Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat. 1:24 Tamiya Taisan Starcard Porsche 911 GT2

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Posted by Wingman_kz on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:37 AM
What I've seen of your work looks pretty darn good. So I don't know if you're just getting lucky and getting the "good" examples of these kits or if it boils down to skills. But either way, yes, if you handle the transaction then maybe a little of that will rub off on me. :-)

            

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Posted by Tubosteve on Friday, July 10, 2020 5:30 PM

Another small update. It's been a few weeks of bits and bobs as home life reared it's ugly head (due to +ve Covid test for my wife [nurse] so we got 2 weeks proper isolation and lucky me got to relay/extend patio and build new retaining wall [something I've never done before and am quite proud of the results!], thankfully the wife is now -ve as is the rest of the household of 5, and almost back to full health).

 

Tinkered here and there with getting the flaps and stuff built up, the majority of the plane is now built and have had a few spray sessions over the last couple of evenings and got the invasion stripes on and the underside painted. Bought some masks from Top Notch for the cammo (first time I will have tried masks so could be fun!).

 

So here is how it currenty stands:

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Thanks for looking in, comments and critique welcome.

Stay safe........Steve

Currently on the bench: 1:32 Revell BAe Hawk T1.A Red Arrow

2020 Finished: 1:24 Airfix Hawker Typhoon Mk.1B 'Car Door'. Trumpeter 1/32 AV-8B Harrier II, 1:24 Tamiya Enzo Ferrari, Series No 302, 1:24 Airfix Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat. 1:24 Tamiya Taisan Starcard Porsche 911 GT2

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Posted by Wingman_kz on Friday, July 10, 2020 7:03 PM

I'm glad you and your family are ok. Scary times. Man, with all the other work you've done you're rolling right along with this build. It looks good.

            

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, July 11, 2020 8:59 AM

Great to hear positive recovery stories like yours, something the media won't do. 

Your Tiffy is looking fantabulous, lots of details, great job. Yes

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:18 PM

Did you avoid preshading under the invasion stripes? Looks like it but thought I'd ask as i like the way it turned out and i have one to do inmy future:-)

In the pattern: Lots in my stash. But let's close out the SOD and do the 1/350 Enterprise I started a few years ago.

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Posted by Tubosteve on Saturday, July 11, 2020 4:38 PM

@ Wingman and PJ....Thanks for the kind words WRT the wife. Luckily she just had a 'mild' case of covid, like a tightness in the chest, little cough, weird throaty voice and no energy. Still has little energy but everything else is almost back to 'normal'.

Think the model is coming along nicely despie my amatuer attempts so far.

@TheMongoose, I have preshaded under the stripes, just that I went rather heavy with the white and although it is not apparent in the photos, the preshade is there, just VERY faint to the eye.

Stay safe........Steve

Currently on the bench: 1:32 Revell BAe Hawk T1.A Red Arrow

2020 Finished: 1:24 Airfix Hawker Typhoon Mk.1B 'Car Door'. Trumpeter 1/32 AV-8B Harrier II, 1:24 Tamiya Enzo Ferrari, Series No 302, 1:24 Airfix Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat. 1:24 Tamiya Taisan Starcard Porsche 911 GT2

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Posted by Tubosteve on Thursday, July 16, 2020 10:51 AM

This is the way things stand now after a few spray sessions. Most all of the actual plane is now sprayed and just needs a bit more for final assembly.........just have to do the armourment/loadout.

 

Enjoy.............Big Smile

Stay safe........Steve

Currently on the bench: 1:32 Revell BAe Hawk T1.A Red Arrow

2020 Finished: 1:24 Airfix Hawker Typhoon Mk.1B 'Car Door'. Trumpeter 1/32 AV-8B Harrier II, 1:24 Tamiya Enzo Ferrari, Series No 302, 1:24 Airfix Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat. 1:24 Tamiya Taisan Starcard Porsche 911 GT2

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Posted by Wingman_kz on Thursday, July 16, 2020 1:08 PM

I like that a lot! Looks good. You definitely got the hang of these large scale kits. Makes me want to go paint invasion stripes on something. lol

            

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Posted by Tubosteve on Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:00 PM

Wingman_kz

I like that a lot! Looks good. You definitely got the hang of these large scale kits. Makes me want to go paint invasion stripes on something. lol

 

Thankyou Wingman!

I much prefer the larger scale models as I find them easier to work with. Those smaller 1/72 ones are, for me, just too much like hard work to handle and build. Makes displaying them a challenge, only have room enough for maybe 8/10 so I'm gonna have to start rotating them out soon! Luckily the missus doesn't mind a few of them in the house in out utility area.......not in the living room!!!

Next up is going to be a bit smaller, a 1/32 Red Arrows Hawk. Got a hankering for the Red Arrows a couple of weeks ago as they flew over the house. Never done one before and absolutely adore those little red devils!

Stay safe........Steve

Currently on the bench: 1:32 Revell BAe Hawk T1.A Red Arrow

2020 Finished: 1:24 Airfix Hawker Typhoon Mk.1B 'Car Door'. Trumpeter 1/32 AV-8B Harrier II, 1:24 Tamiya Enzo Ferrari, Series No 302, 1:24 Airfix Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat. 1:24 Tamiya Taisan Starcard Porsche 911 GT2

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Posted by Wingman_kz on Thursday, July 16, 2020 5:00 PM

Contrary to what my nickname might suggest, I haven't built a lot of planes. I've done a few and a few pieces of armor but I mostly built cars. What planes I have built were mostly 1/48 with a couple 1/72. The Hellcat is my first 1/24 and I'm struggling.  lol   I have 2 or 3  1/32 coming up next. Anxious to see how that goes. Hopefully I'll be a little more comfortable with them. I am going to pick up this Typhoon kit though. Now I need to set up photo hosting and start posting pics. Keep up the good work!

            

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Posted by Tubosteve on Friday, July 17, 2020 11:36 AM

Wingman_kz

Now I need to set up photo hosting and start posting pics. Keep up the good work!

 

 

For what it's worth, I use https://imgbb.com/  this is free and easy to use/setup Big Smile

I'm sure you will overcome your Hellcat issues, it's a nice kit. WRT the Typhoon, the fit is VERY precise, even paint can mess it up! If you do go for it, then test fit everything first before you commit to glue and paint...............good luck

Stay safe........Steve

Currently on the bench: 1:32 Revell BAe Hawk T1.A Red Arrow

2020 Finished: 1:24 Airfix Hawker Typhoon Mk.1B 'Car Door'. Trumpeter 1/32 AV-8B Harrier II, 1:24 Tamiya Enzo Ferrari, Series No 302, 1:24 Airfix Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat. 1:24 Tamiya Taisan Starcard Porsche 911 GT2

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Posted by Chemteacher on Friday, July 17, 2020 2:16 PM
I’ve been following your build and that is some incredible work. Wow! Looks like it’s a great kit as well. Enjoying your work.

On the bench: Revell-USS Arizona; Tamiya 1/700 HMS Nelson

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Posted by Tubosteve on Saturday, July 25, 2020 9:57 AM

Hi All,

Quick update....baby is out of paint and all decalled up. Now the start of an all over dark dirt flory wash.

Stay safe........Steve

Currently on the bench: 1:32 Revell BAe Hawk T1.A Red Arrow

2020 Finished: 1:24 Airfix Hawker Typhoon Mk.1B 'Car Door'. Trumpeter 1/32 AV-8B Harrier II, 1:24 Tamiya Enzo Ferrari, Series No 302, 1:24 Airfix Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat. 1:24 Tamiya Taisan Starcard Porsche 911 GT2

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Posted by Wingman_kz on Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:12 AM

Bow Down Bow Down Bow Down

Awesome! Can't wait to see her finished. Looks really nice. I found a deal on Ebay and ordered this kit. Will be here next week. Today the mailman brought a copy of the revised second edition of The How To Build book by Brett Green. I couldn't resist. Lol

Tony

            

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Posted by Tubosteve on Saturday, July 25, 2020 4:03 PM

Thanks Wingman.........Good luck with the kit when you get round to it, i'm sure that book will help you out. Just take your time and enjoy it, it's relatively easy to build but the tolerances are really tight!

How's the Hellcat coming along? Sorted picture hosting yet?

Stay safe........Steve

Currently on the bench: 1:32 Revell BAe Hawk T1.A Red Arrow

2020 Finished: 1:24 Airfix Hawker Typhoon Mk.1B 'Car Door'. Trumpeter 1/32 AV-8B Harrier II, 1:24 Tamiya Enzo Ferrari, Series No 302, 1:24 Airfix Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat. 1:24 Tamiya Taisan Starcard Porsche 911 GT2

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  • From: Virginia
Posted by Wingman_kz on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:32 PM

You're welcome and thanks for the encouragement. I do look forward to checking out this kit. My copy of the Hellcat is like 2 kits in 1. Half of it, everything fits. The other half, nothing fits. But I'll get it. 

The last couple of weeks I haven't done much. Been some family issues to deal with but that's almost done. I did finally get the wings glued up and the first round of working on seams. As of now, fuselage is closed up with a little touch up needed on the seams. Engine with all duct and framework is complete other than more weathering and photoetch at final assembly. All other flying and control surfaces are assembled, cleaned up and ready to install. The wings are gonna require some fitting to the fuselage but then I can get on with assembly and paint. Another year at the most...

I am going to try the hosting service you recommended and then I'll start a thread. I have been taking a few pictures. 

            

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Posted by Greg on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 4:56 PM

You are certainly doing this big scale Tiffy justice. Yes

Nice work, and I noticed the surprised pilot too. I think you are completely justified in being proud of him, I think he looks great too, just like the rest of the model.

-Greg

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Posted by Tubosteve on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:05 PM

Thanks Wingman & Greg for your kind words and encouragement. Figure painting has never been my thing, usually make a complete 'pigs ear' of it and end up dumping the pilot...........maybe thats why he has such a surprised look Stick out tongue

 

Not much has happened these last few days, wings top and bottom have had flory wash, will get round to the fuse over the coming week. got to fix one of the landing gear legs, managed to snap it off whilst cleaning up the wash!!!  Loadout has been finished up, painted and decalled. Just need to clear coat it, bit of weathering so that they will be ready to pop on when all else is done.

 

Stay safe........Steve

Currently on the bench: 1:32 Revell BAe Hawk T1.A Red Arrow

2020 Finished: 1:24 Airfix Hawker Typhoon Mk.1B 'Car Door'. Trumpeter 1/32 AV-8B Harrier II, 1:24 Tamiya Enzo Ferrari, Series No 302, 1:24 Airfix Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat. 1:24 Tamiya Taisan Starcard Porsche 911 GT2

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Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 11:10 PM

Sorry I missed this Steve.  That's one awesome Tiffy.  One of the best pilots I've ever seen painted up, right down to the eyeballs.  I'm glad your family got through the Covid, scary times.   Oh, and congrats on the retaining wall.  I put in a paver walkway through my yard that I'm proud of too.     

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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