Hawker Typhoon Ib 1:72

Hawker Typhoon Ib 1:72

£9.99

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Hawker Typhoon Ib 1:72

£9.99

Item Code: A02041

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| Description

Initially designed to replace the Hawker Hurricane as the complimentary high-altitude fighter to the Supermarine Spitfire, the Typhoon instead found its fame as a low altitude ground-attack aircraft, spearheading the airbourne assault through occupied Europe after D-Day. Designed around the enormous 24 cylinder Napier Sabre engine, the Typhoon has a tough gestation before maturing as a capable, low level fighter bomber, devistating German armour in Normandy and beyond.

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y Technical Specification & Detail

Scale 1:72
Skill 1
Flying Hours 1
Number of Parts 74
Dimensions (mm) L134 x W174

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sssss 4

An Amazing Model

Overall the model was excellent. The parts all fitted together nicely, except for the left wing, which I had to sand down so it would fit. The decals were all of high quality, and went on well. However the D Day stripes on one wing fell apart, and I ended up painting them on instead. The long yellow strips on each wing also fell apart, but I think that was due more to my lack of modelling experience. I would highly recommend this product.

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sssss 5
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Typhoon

A superb kit, fit's together like a dream, decals are numerous and very high quality. Airfix have done themselves proud!

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sssss 4
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Overall an excellent model - but be careful with your options

Overall this is an excellent model - such a contrast to the awful stuff of the 70s.

Plusses
1) The build process is very similar to the build process of the real aircraft

2) It is both well detailed and fits together really well

3) It has a detailed pilot - most other manufacturers don't supply them!

Negs

1) The ability to display the ammo / cannot area is an excellent idea - but to be done with caution - it is hard to cut a neat opening and harder still to finish the opening correctly - much filler!

2) I found my decals to be easily the worst that I've got from any manufacturer - they had absolutely no strength and curled straight away - Airfix are usually one of the best with their decals

3) The rocket option was a nightmare to align them correctly - Airfix's idea of having a combined cannon rack was an inspired idea - the rockets could be similarly treated - again choose this option with caution

Overall an excellent model

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Humbrol Enamel paints for the kit's primary decal scheme. Please note - Humbrol products can only be shipped to UK

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