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Eurofighter Typhoon 1/48

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Hi all !

I want to introduce my 4th model after a twenty year break from modelling, and my first build in this forums

It's a Eurofighter Typhoon from Revell. Will use photo etched parts from Eduard for this kit.

I already build a Tiffy between my F-15 and F-16, but it that was a birthday present for a friend of mine, who is a Luftwaffen member.

So, this one's for me.

This is the box

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and these are the photo echted parts

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ok, we'll se what we get out of this...

stay tuned :thumbsup:

Cheers,

Patrick

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I'll be watching this one. Just grabbed the same kit recently with the Eduard PE and other accessories. Thinking this might be next on my bench, too :cheers:

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Yesterday, i began with the build of my Tiffy.

First step was the cockpit and the bang seat. I had to remove all the details for replacing them by the

photo etched parts.

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then i watched images of the real bang seat.

http://www.abload.de/img/martinbakerschleudersi688i.jpg

On the left side of the seat, you see a oxygen hose i think. Want to copy that. I took 0,25 mm silver wire,

a needle and a little bit of plastic sheet. Twistet the wire around the needle, and ready was my oxygen hose.

A small peace of the plastic sheet simulates the adapter.

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And this is the painted bang seat

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Cockpit parts were already painted. The parts wet look disapears with a little bit flat coat.

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Cheers

Patrick

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Hey guys !

Cockpit is almost ready.

cockpitmittzteilen1pz28.jpg

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The next stage will be the main wheel bay and the front wheel bay.

But first, i have to study the wiring of these bays.

Cheers

Patrick

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The wiring of the wheel bays is finished.

I used 0,2mm silver wire and 0,4mm copper wire.

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next step will be to give the wheel bays a flat black coat, after that i'll spray it white.

any suggestions?

Cheers, Patrick

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What the hell is this ???

a first dry fit with the cockpit :

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Cheers, Patrick

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Where you able to figure out where it was jamming up? Beautiful job on the cockpit, BTW!

Edited by MarkW

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Hi Mark!

I think it's here

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however, after a black coat, i painted the wheel bays in white colour.

that's the result after dry fitting with the fuselage.

the wheel bay in front needs a little bit of sanding, cause of the super glue, then i'll paint the wires.

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Cheers, Patrick

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Main wheel bay is done and painted

hauptfahrwerkschachtla0bfo.jpg

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The canopy after a bath of Future

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Air Intake will be the next step. Looks like a little bit of sanding here.

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Cheers, Patrick

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I've done some minor updates. The main fuselage is glued, and the cockpit is "fitting" in :hypnotised:

the wings are glued either.

But, there is a lot of work...

watch this:

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a little bit sanding here and there, then everthing should fit perfectly .. i hope :D

Cheers, Patrick

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Wings are also glued. Air intake is filled and sanded. After the sanding, i applied a coat of Tamiya white.

Here you see the gaps between the wings and the fuselage.

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the air intake filled and sanded :

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and the intake with a coat of white

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Cheers, Patrick

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Man, that looks rough. I thought the Revell Tiffie was a well engineered kit?

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Hi Mark!

Must say, i expected more, but the kit is ok. over 200 pieces for about 20 euros is not that bad.

The kit has it's flaws, but are we modellers or not :D

Personally, i have a lot of fun with this kit.

Cheers, Patrick

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After dry fitting with the fuselage , i made a fitting test with the airbrake. The airbrake also doesn't fit well as you can see here, needs a little bit sanding.

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Go on further with the air intake, this is Revell's solution. I don't like it ! :thumbsdown:

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This is my intake solution. I took some old nozzles out of my spare parts box. They were from my first kit after my break from modelling. My cats destroyed this model :fight:

It's fallen from my desk.

I sanded them a bit and made a fitting test.

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I'm not sure if i do it like this. Could do it this way... not sure

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Cheers, Patrick

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Intake plugs are for cowards! I like your idea, but I'm not sure how long the intake trunk is supposed to be. The fans that close to the front might look odd, but it beats the blank wall approach... :yahoo:

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Hi Mark, you're right :)

I decided not to use the old nozzles as air intakes. i'll substitute them with plastic tube from the home owners shop.

The APU exhaust done by Revell doesn't look comfortable to me, my first plan was, to use resin parts. But then i decided to use

some shucks or a shrink tube out of my electronic stash. Looks much better than Revells APU exhaust.

Revell's APU

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Stuff

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First, i drilled a hole into the fuselage, then fit in the shuck. Nothing's glued, just a dry fitting.

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And these are my new intakes

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And some dry fitting with the vents. For this, i used the flameholder of the old nozzles

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Now, i have to do some filling and sanding. After that, it's time for the intake painting job.

Cheers, Patrick

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Great job so far Patrick. Really love your attention to detail, and your problem solving solutions. Never would have thought to use PVC pipe for the intake trunking, and your electrical work in the MGW is just amazing and crisp. Can't wait to see more, thanks for showing!

Jeremy

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Yeah that looks much better (and easier than the F-22 intakes!).

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