Airfix’s BIG Typhoon
Just added the finishing touches to Airfix’s 1/24th Hawker Typhoon MkIb this week: a project I’ve had on the bench for the last six months or so. Admittedly I’ve picked it up and put it down as and when I’ve felt like it, but regardless this kit is most definitely a long-term investment in regard to time and effort.
I found it an absolute joy to build and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Fit was exceptional but you must follow the instructions to the letter, especially where the engine and its piping is concerned, as tolerances are very tight. The only after-market was a set of Eduard seat belts – everything else was OOB.
I opted for the post-war scheme so other than some tonal variation to the paint, I kept the weathering restrained. Paints were Xtracolour enamels with Humbrol flat as a top coat. Decals were from the kit and were excellent, bedding down well over the recessed/raised details without any problems. All in all, a fantastic kit – roll on the big Hellcat!
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