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Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4 Op Ellamy WiP

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4 Op Ellamy WiP
Posted by Bish on Sunday, September 26, 2021 3:20 PM

Recently started the Hasegawa Typhoon FGR.4. I am building this alongside the Victor so despite it not being a big kit, it won't be a quick build. I've ben more used to old Hasegawa kits of modern subjects which tend not to include ordanace, but this one is loaded with it. In fact its quite forward looking. The kit was released in 2012 but there are several weapons which had not yet been cleared for the Typhoon. But i'll be doing the box art aircraft during Op Ellamy in 2011, shortly after the type was cleared for the Air to Ground role. I do like the Typhoon, i saw them up close in the Falklands during my 2 and 3rd trip down south.

I'm adding some EDuard PE, and some resin wheels and seat as well as other AM parts. The Pavla seat included molded on seat belts but i cheate and layed the pre coloured PE over the raised belts.

And got this fitted and the fuselage together. Nothing difficult so far.

And got the wheel wells reading. The instructions call for white in the wells and intakes, but they should be Light Aircraft Grey, so thats what i will use.

More soon.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4/Airfix 1/72nd Victor K.2

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Posted by Bish on Monday, October 11, 2021 5:52 AM

Not much to report on the Typhoon. After some dithering, i decided i did like the Hasegawa exhausts, detail is not very good. So i have ordered some Res Kit ones from Poland which are on their way. So i got as much done as i could and have been focuseing on the Victor.

I got the tail on the fuselage and a few small bits added.

And i got the main undercarrage bays painted.

I've since added the nose and the pod on the other end of the wings. But for now its awaiting its engine, than it can all go together.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4/Airfix 1/72nd Victor K.2

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Posted by Flight Line Media on Monday, October 11, 2021 3:25 PM

Awesome work, Bish! I look forward to seeing this build completed.

Andrew

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, October 11, 2021 3:45 PM

I've got the Airfix Typhoon.  Probably best being tossed in the bin and replacing it with one of these!

Chad

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, October 11, 2021 3:46 PM

Ditto on the nice job

It looks similar to the Revell kit I did. Came wth some nice stores as well but the upper wing join was quite the bugger. I hope the Hase is a little better. If I remember correctly my cans weren't the best either. They may be from the same lineage.

It is a handsome bird though

Steve

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Posted by Bish on Monday, October 11, 2021 4:15 PM

Thanks steve. I have just checked and no, they are not the same kits. But dry fitting does show the wing to fuselage leaves a nasty gap.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4/Airfix 1/72nd Victor K.2

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Posted by JonahGrutze on Monday, October 11, 2021 4:16 PM

Very nice model airplane. Probably cost a lot of work. Good luck with your next projects.

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Posted by Chemteacher on Monday, October 11, 2021 7:48 PM
Beautiful work. Will be following this one.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, October 11, 2021 9:46 PM

Bish

Thanks steve. I have just checked and no, they are not the same kits. But dry fitting does show the wing to fuselage leaves a nasty gap.

 

If I recall, I used stretched sprue to fill it. Almost lost my desire to build it over those seams but I'm glad I completed it Big Smile

Steve

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 9:14 AM

Mopar Madness

I've got the Airfix Typhoon.  Probably best being tossed in the bin and replacing it with one of these!

 

I believe that kit does date back to 1990. It would not surprise if that was on their list of old kits to new tool. But the Hase one is said to be the best out there in 72nd.

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On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4/Airfix 1/72nd Victor K.2

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 9:15 AM

Thanks for looking in guys. Its not been to much work, there is not an awful lot to the kit.

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On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4/Airfix 1/72nd Victor K.2

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, October 24, 2021 6:32 AM

The engine arrived over a week ago but i was slwed down a bit by the Victor. But its now in and everything is together, masked and ready for primer.

 

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On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4/Airfix 1/72nd Victor K.2

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Posted by gregbale on Sunday, October 24, 2021 7:33 AM

Love it so far, Bish!

I think the Typhoon is probably the sleekest of all the 'lawn dart'-looking a/c out there. Almost a 'Star Wars' vibe to it.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, October 24, 2021 8:19 PM

Now comes the tedious part, the weapons load out! 

Chad

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Posted by Bish on Monday, October 25, 2021 2:33 AM

Thanks guys.

I had the weapons load out sorted a while ago. I have not gone with what the kit recomends as i am portraying the aircraft during the actions over Libya in 2011. I am useing the drops tanks and AAM from the kit, pluis 4 GBU-16's from one of the Hasegawa weapons sets and a Litening pob from Eduard. They have now all be primed and most of it is the same colour as the aircraft, just got to work out what to paint the GBU's in, i think they should be the same OD that US weapons are in but i just want to check.

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On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4/Airfix 1/72nd Victor K.2

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, October 25, 2021 9:30 AM

It looks like your wing seams went well.

So no Meteors

Steve

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Posted by Bish on Monday, October 25, 2021 9:45 AM

Ye, i removed the bulhead just behind the intakes as i had a feeling that was pulling the siders in a touch. I fitted it without gluing along the sides and it was better, and once the engines were in, it reduced the gap even more.

No, the meteors are included in the kit but are one of the weapons it comes with that was not cleared for use on the type when the kit was made. They were first carried in 2018. But they are looking to intergrate it to the F-35, i think thats the only other British aircraft i could use them on.

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On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4/Airfix 1/72nd Victor K.2

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, October 25, 2021 10:07 AM

I have always loved this AC. Great work here, Bish. She should look stunning with a coat of paint.

BK

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Posted by Bish on Monday, October 25, 2021 2:54 PM

Thanks BK.just got the priming finished tonight and got the exhaust area paint. So should get that masked on wed and some paint on.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4/Airfix 1/72nd Victor K.2

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 14, 2021 4:58 AM

Taken a while to get this painted and decals on, mainly because of all the work on the victor, but i have finally got there. I used Xtracolor Camoflage grey and then added some medium sea grey for the nose, top of the tail and the leading adges to the tail and forward stabilizer's.

I know the exhausts should be open when its on the ground, but the only place that had the open ones was a site in Germany and they wanted £20 just for postage. these cost less than 20 with postage from Poland. I don't normally skimp when i need something for a kit but that was just to much.

And then the decals went on. The left side serial broke up completly. I was able to use the first 3 digits from the serial for the other marking option, but i had no numbers in the right size for the rest so i painted on the 2 and 1.

Next i'll give it a gloss coat to seal the decals before some light weathering. In the meantime i can get the decals on the Victor.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4/Airfix 1/72nd Victor K.2

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, November 14, 2021 11:21 AM

Cracking build so far mate. Does Xtracolor have modern RAF grey? I had to get a bottle of Flint Grey to match it.

Steve

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 14, 2021 11:41 AM

Thanks Steve. Camoflage grey is the current colour for the RAF's typhoons and Xtracolor does most if not all of the main colours used since WW2 many of which were in use for long after. Which aircraft do you need it for.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4/Airfix 1/72nd Victor K.2

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, November 14, 2021 5:57 PM

For my Eurojet. I completed it two years ago but now thinking about it (I'm not home right now) I believe I did it in Luftwaffe markings. I was the two seat version. 

Steve

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Posted by Bish on Monday, November 15, 2021 6:23 AM

The German aircraft seem to be a bit darker than the British ones. I don't know the current German colours or even if they still use RAL colours. There are a few older discussions on Britmodeller about Typhoon colours but niot sure if they mentioned German ones.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4/Airfix 1/72nd Victor K.2

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