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African Storm…1/48 Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib cardoor, RAAF

Built in 2012.
In mid 1943 five Typhoons were intended for desert trials but only three made it to Egypt where they served and were tested by 451 Sqn RAAF until October 1943.
They were fitted with a trop filter. Sadly found no (close-up) pic of these filters, rare information in general, so back then my dad looked what other modelers did, added some self interpretation and did some scratchwork.
Hasegawa kit, serials are from Techmod, Gunze and Tamiya acrylics, the Azure is from Model Master.

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9 responses to African Storm…1/48 Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib cardoor, RAAF

  1. First time I see a Typhoon in desert scheme.
    It looks beautiful, Reinhard.
    Like the weathering a lot, especially on the bottom it looks awesome.
    An absolute “Like”.

  2. Wonderful pictures of a somewhat different Typhoon- an impressive model!

  3. Awesome. Typhoon is probably my favorite planes of ww2

  4. Love this Typhoon in desert colors!

  5. I love the out of the ordinary scheme.

  6. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Nice work on that model Reinhard.
    That desert camouflage gives the Typhoon a different look, love it.
    Good work on the light weathering.

  7. Great looking Typhoon. Liked.

  8. Thank you very much!

  9. A beauty! Anything looks better in desert garb…

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