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James Kelley
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Airfix 1/72 Hawker Typhoon 1B

July 12, 2013 · in Aviation · · 11 · 2.4K

Built OOB, finished in Testors and Tamiya acrylics.
I had planned on mounting bombs instead of rockets, for something a little different. However, I really didn't like the way the bombs ended up looking. I also left off the boarding step, as it was pretty much out of scale to my eye. I'm calling it done. A fun little kit with an MSRP of $9.00, and seems to be retailing for around $7.00 + change. Can't really beat that!

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  1. 1:72 nd scale...bloody marvelous! You did a very nice job on such a small plane! Kudos!

  2. The saying; " You get what you pay for" rings true in many cases. But, in this case "Over and Above" applies to this kit. Which is sharp,crisp and Well done,well done indeed.

    Two thumbs up.

  3. Very well done. You made it attractive enough that I believe it will be the next addition to the stash.

  4. Very nice work - nice to see Airfix is back for real.

  5. there is something about a Tiffie

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    said on July 13, 2013

    Very nice James. Im gonna model mine with the cannon bays open to show off the extra detail Airfix added to this wee beauty.

  7. It looks so good I can't believe it's an Airfix 1/72 kit! Good job, James.

  8. James! Very nice work!


  9. Nice detail. Not like the Airfix 72's that I made as a kid. Great example.

  10. James,
    What a beautiful job you have done on this airplane. For a 1/72 kit you have done a magnificent job.

  11. I like it. I have built the kit myself. you are right about the boarding step. I also opened one of the cannon bays, they are beauts, well done Airfix.

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