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Academy's 1/72 scale
Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib

by Pier Francesco Grizi

 

Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib



Academy's 1/72 scale Typhoon Mk.Ib is available online from Squadron

 

Construction

 

Here's my little Hawker Typhhon MkIb (late).

It is the Academy 1/72 scale kit, built almost straight from the box, using an Eduard set for cockpit interior and small parts and the Airwaves' resin Tempest style tail elevators.

 

 

Wheels are weighted using a 15 watt home lamp, and gently pressed on the warm bulb.

Fuse connections on the rocket fins are simply stretched pieces of sprue.

 

 

Painting and Markings


The model was painted with Gunze Acrilyc color, using a 4 passages technique: first the color without modification, then I add to it some dark gray, thinly sprayed over the panels lines, after a slightly passage with the base color lightened with white or yellow over the center of the panels and in the end a last passage of the color wery thinned to tone down everything. Lines are also passed with H95 smoke gray, sepia china ink and dark gray ecoline, all very thinned and fine.

 

 

Dry brush of brown, orange and dark earth enanches contrast all over the aircraft.

I photographed all with my Nikon Coolpix 5700

 

 

Additional Images

 

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Typhoon and Tempest Aces of World War 2
Aircraft of the Aces 27
Author: Chris Thomas
Illustrator: Chris Davey
US Price: $19.95
UK Price: 12.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date:
 September 15, 1999
Details: 96 pages; ISBN: 1855327791
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Model, Images & Text Copyright 2004 by Pier Francesco Grizi
Page Created 08 September, 2004
Last Updated 09 September, 2004

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