Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib (Car Door) No. 175 Squadron, Hasegawa, 1/48
This is my contribution to the combo build of the Hawker Typhoon together with Spiros @fiveten
It was a great moment when Spiros joined my thread together with his Typhoon and continue it as a combo build.
The build was mainly out of the box, except for some scratch build elements.
Seatbelts were added and are made of masking tape together with some small metal wires to represent the buckles.
Braking lines are added to the main landing gear and a piece of metal is added to the car door to represent the guidance.
Besides the problem with the back of the fuselage, thanks Tom @tcinla for notifying, which leaves a gap, no real issues were observed.
Fitting in general of this Hasegawa kit is pretty nice.
Decals are slightly on the thick side and it takes ages before they come loose from their carrier, but in the end they do lay down nicely. The fuselage band was applied with airbrush instead of the applied decals, just like the identification markings on the bottom side of the wings.
Improvement on the airbrushing is still required, currently the applied layers are still on the thick side. Thanks for notifying Tom.
Likely I'm a little too enthusiastic to get some color on the build.
Nevertheless I'm pretty please with the outcome of it and the joy it was to get this one built in parallel with Spiros.
I would like to thank all the people who joined the build thread and gave their feedback and help.
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