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1 year 8 months ago #1 by Grant
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For my next build I'm going to finally do the 1/24 Typhoon. (I'm also posting this over on LSP for the Iron Rain GB there.) But I'm going to do the unthinkable and not bother with most of the copious interior detail. Why? Because I know I just won't enjoy all that fiddly painting and assembling, and secondly because I really like the look of this brute of an aircraft and want to display it all closed up. So I will be skipping some of the steps (which will hopefully also make it a little easier to close up) and making a beeline for the final paint job and weathering. :)

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There are a million parts in there.
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1 year 8 months ago #2 by Gary
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Nice, one day mine will get dragged out to (along with the very big Mossie).
I'll be watching this for tips and ideas.



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1 year 8 months ago #3 by Bishop
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Watching watching...

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1 year 8 months ago #4 by Tiger
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Watching this for sure :woohoo: Nice kite.

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1 year 8 months ago #5 by Grant
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A bit of relaxing time at the bench tonight (actually at my office desk at home). The engineering on this kit is something else. It's very fun to put together. There are mold parting and ejector pin marks here and there, but nothing that will be too bad once this thing is closed up. The big thing is trying to work out how much I can glue together before I paint (and what I need to bother painting). I think this is about it before I will paint this and then start gluing painted parts on. The fit is so nice a small dab of super glue gel will keep most of painted parts on. :)


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1 year 8 months ago #6 by Tiger
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Mate that looks busy, Phew

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1 year 8 months ago #7 by IAN
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BIG Tiffie... excellent !



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1 year 8 months ago #8 by Bishop
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Nice glass of wine going on too :)

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1 year 8 months ago #9 by rwkennard
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...and cranking the tunes out on the UE Boom! Looking forward to seeing you work your magic on this one!
Cheers,
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1 year 7 months ago #10 by Grant
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Some better pics of today's progress. This kit is a complicated bugger. I expected to be finished sometime in December at this rate. :lol:


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1 year 7 months ago #11 by Bishop
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Oooow I know what that’s like. Looking great though.

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1 year 7 months ago #12 by Grant
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I went back and fixed some things on this after seeing the pictures. I've also decided to build all the interior detail on the kit and have a couple of panels off. My modelling mojo is on a roll at the moment and I'm getting a couple of hours in most days. I need a new airbrush though as I have literally worn out the trigger and valve assembly on the talon. :blink:

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1 year 7 months ago #13 by Fritz
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Watching this one!

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1 year 7 months ago #14 by Grant
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Cockpit mostly finished. A lot of nice detail in the kit.



And this is where I'm going to skip some steps to shortcut to closing up the fuselage. :whistle:
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1 year 7 months ago #15 by yak
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:woohoo: fantastic looking pit

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1 year 7 months ago #16 by KitModellerNZ
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Looking good. I bet the finished kit will look amazing.
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1 year 7 months ago #17 by dcrfan
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Heck with that level of detail is it modelling or construction?

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1 year 7 months ago #18 by Flying_Kiwi
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Nice one mate, i do not have the balls to take mine out of the box yet,..... you're gonna smash this (in a good way not an Su27 way)

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1 year 7 months ago #19 by IAN
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Grant wrote: Cockpit mostly finished. A lot of nice detail in the kit.



And this is where I'm going to skip some steps to shortcut to closing up the fuselage. :whistle:





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1 year 7 months ago #20 by Grant
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Thanks all. Lots more work on this. This kit has more gaps to fill than any $200 kit really should. Largely these stem from all the removable panels in the front end. Even with leaving out all of the internal detail (as instructed by the easy to miss green circles in the instructions) it is difficult to line everything up precisely. If I build it again I would leave all of the panels off, or take out even more of the internal details. It will look okay once filled though, and I haven't lost any of the amazing surface detail yet. When you don't build all of the internal stuff it is actually a fairly simple kit.



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1 year 6 months ago #21 by Bishop
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Looking large. You could actually build the engine as a free standing display. A second model for the price of one. $200 is very cheap. They're around $335 AU in our shops in Adelaide.

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1 year 6 months ago #22 by Grant
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Bishop wrote: They're around $335 AU in our shops in Adelaide.


Yikes. From (my admittedly patchy) memory this was 225 from BNA.

I've been cleaning everything up for the paint job. Weird, but I enjoy this bit.




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1 year 6 months ago #23 by KitModellerNZ
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Love the stressed skin effect. She's going to look beaut under a coat of paint.

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1 year 6 months ago #24 by Bishop
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I was just looking at that too. Very fine looking details on this.

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1 year 6 months ago - 1 year 6 months ago #25 by IAN
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This looks so impressive just sitting in its primer. How much do I want one of these in my cabinet.

Looking forward to watching the paint happen.



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1 year 6 months ago #26 by Tiger
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Wow this is looking good, details is amazing.

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1 year 6 months ago #27 by Grant
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Thnaks all. I've finished the filling then added the canopy. The canopy front is not ideal because the sprue gates impinge on the clear area. I much prefer those kits where the canopy includes some of the fuselage (like the Trumpeter Flanker I just finished). I also glued the bombs, gear doors and the prop. Next I shot a bit of flat yellow (at which stage I took these pics). I've just masked this, but had to stop when I clumsily stabbed the tip of my thumb with a fresh #11 blade. I think the very tip of the blade broke off in there. Oh well, I haven't cut myself for years so I guess it was coming. :D







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1 year 6 months ago #28 by Grant
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Working on the first camo colour. Sorry about the crappy pics as always. First is the mottling I use to provide a bit of variation in the painted surface. Next this is mostly covered by a mist of the main colour. I've put a thin layer of gloss over this to protect it. I'll mask for the green next.




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1 year 6 months ago #29 by Flying_Kiwi
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Nice man got the perfect covering just the right side of blotchy and qudos for freehanding man, what needle you using?

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1 year 6 months ago #30 by Bishop
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Looking really good so far

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