First look on the 2nd project of the RAF 100 anniversary GB. Revells Typhoon. The first thing you will notice is the large blue open ended box that Revell is currently using on some of their latest kits. Don’t care for this at all really. Much easier to access the kit with a lid type box keeping all the parts with in the box. The Revell style removing the sprues to find which part to remove next is just annoying. Next we have the instruction booklet. Not the greatest layout, 20 pages, 69 steps including ordnance to build the Typhoon. Flagged letters are used as painting guides for each part during assembly. Notated in several languages. The decal sheet looks good. Includes markings for 3 RAF, 2 Luftwaffe, 1 Italian and 1 Spanish Eurofighters. Also stenciling for the air frame and weapons supplied in the kit. Page 20 shows the weapon paint and stencil guide. Including the pylons and drop tanks. For my project I also have the Eduard’s cockpit zoom set and Caracal Decals 48-090 Battle of Britain commemorative scheme of Dark Earth/Dark Green over Grey. The sprues come in bags. The clear parts are in a separate bag and look very good as they should. The Typhoon is molded in a Light grey plastic. petite details throughout the kit. Very nice mouldings, It has been awhile building a Revell kit, much less a newer one. The gear bays show details with in, landing gear and wheels look good as well. The cockpit tub has details on the side consoles, the IP is mostly all glass and is represented in plastic and decals for the screens. Revell supplies both open and close exhaust nozzles. The Canards are able to deflect or be in the standard neutral position. You have full intake trunking, with the leading edge flaps you can pose open or closed. The large dive brake can also be displayed open or closed. Revell also has supplied the refueling nozzle that can be displayed open or closed as well. So a few items in the kit that will allow you to display in several configurations with the array of weapons available to install as well. Though the version I am building was a demonstration bird, I will just add a pair of Aim-9’s and the Amraam missiles for the sake of having some goodies hanging under the wings. So looking forward to getting this big delta fighter on the bench. Thanks for viewing.
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