Airfix 1/72 scale Hawker Typhoon Mk IIb
this is my first Hawker Typhoon “Tiffy”. My inspriration was the nice 1/24 kit from Airfix. You can find some very nice builds from this kit via Google and that’s why I was inspired to try this on a much smaller scale.
The Airfix kit was fun to build, but I made some mistakes, the biggest one was the one with the invasion stripes on the underside of the wings. You can see in the pictures what I did wrong …
I also recommend to install the control stick when the fuselage and wings have been assembled (use tweezers). Another thing is that you must install the wing racks after the paintjob is done (both bomb or rocket versions).
I added aftermarket guns, resin wheels and a Eduard photo etched cockpit set. Some smal parts are sratch build (i.e. the step for the pilot is a bit oversized).
Hope you like my Tiffy.
16 additional images. Click to enlarge.