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Hasegawa 1/48 Hawker Typhoon.

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Here's what's on my bench at the moment. I started this, finished another then picked this up again, lost power in my study (which is a seperate building to the house) and finally really got back into this about six weeks ago. I hope to finish it before the end of the year (pull your finger out Geekman!!).



Went from what you see above to...



...this in about six weeks on and off.

The model wears a natural metal finish under the coats of Tamiya acrylic camouflage, invasion stripes and yellow recognition panels. I LOVE to weather and I often choose subjects with that in mind. Recent reference aquisitions show these birds often got pretty weather beaten so I'll be beating this up quite a bit. It's simply a case of scraping the paint off to reveal the 'aluminium' underneath which is a techniqye that's worked well for me in the past and one doesn't have to be too picky about the NMF since it will mostly be covered with paint. You'd expect a modeller of 37 years to know it will be much easier to mask and paint invasion stripes BEFORE he attaches the rocket rails but not here ( :bandhead2: ).


Still some work to do. Decals later today. Thanks for looking.


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Oh...build is out-of-the-box except for some rudimentary seat harnesses I made from Tamiya tape and copper wire. Painted with Testors 'Model Master' Buffable Aluminium applied dry with a flat brush, the airbrushed with Tamiya acrylic colours applied freehand except for stripes which were masked with Tamiya tape and Humbrol Maskol. I usually use Humbrol paint when I do aircraft because I find their colours more sophisticated (snob I know) but I'm weathering this model just like I weather armour just to see what I get. Will be applying filters and oil paint after decals.


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