ROYAL AIR FORCE FIGHTER-BOMBER TYPHOON MK.1B TEAR DROP CANOPY HASEGAWA 1/48

It is Hawker Typhoon which I made in March 2008.

Box package of Typhoon Mk.18 Tear Drop Canopy Hasegawa 1/48

I would like to make hurricane, but mistook to buy typhoon. This plane equips as many as eight rockets, it seems to be strong.

making of Typhoon Mk.18 Tear Drop Canopy Hasegawa 1/48

I suppose it’s easy to paint inside of the cockpit even after I assemble around here.

Making of the pilot, Typhoon Mk.18 Tear Drop Canopy Hasegawa 1/48

Making of the pilot. One person re-appearance from 1/48 military miniature series of Tamiya. It is not a torso murder. To enter the cockpit, I cut them with nippers in detail.

Making of the pilot with epoxy putty, Typhoon Mk.18

I pushed him into the cockpit by force and adjustment of both hands near the control stick. Afterwards, body and substance were given with the epoxy putty.

Making of the pilot with epoxy putty

After all, the RAF pilot became as photo.
(2008/03/20)

RAF pilot painting 1/48 scale

Pilot’s head was about 0.7mm higher, his head interfered in the canopy, and I did not make it in the closed state. The face, though it is a figure not seen so much in the canopy, but now we can able to see clearly. It’s not like the British.

RAF stripe painting, Typhoon Mk.18

I painted the decal place in gloss white. It is for the following decal good adhesion.
(2008/03/22)

RAF stripe painting, Typhoon Mk.18 1/48

After masking, I painted yellow at the front of the main wing.
(2008/03/25)

Typhoon Mk.18 1/48 painting and masking

It’s before the decal pasting.
(2008/03/30)

Typhoon Mk.18 Tear Drop Canopy Hasegawa 1/48 build and painting to finish I made a typhoon with the Invasion stripes. It is a ground-attack aircraft that equips many rockets and machine guns. There is a cute dog mark on the nose.

stripe on the body Typhoon Mk.18

The stripe on the body looks neat. Characteristic painting.

propeller spinner, RAF Typhoon Mk.18

Since the color of the propeller spinner was a different feeling, I painted all yellowish again. The entire airframe was finished up in the semi gloss painting.

weathering lightly soot and the dust of the exhaust tube

I did weathering lightly soot and the dust of the exhaust tube. When I inked on a white part, satisfied and no more gave hard weathering.

Masking and the painting on both sides of the body, RAF Typhoon Mk.18

Masking and the painting on both sides of the body was variously complicated and had a hard process.

Pilot figure painting in the cockpit of the RAF Typhoon Mk.18

The figure painting was not acceptable quality, maybe next time my skill will be up.

hit rate of the rocket was about 4%

The hit rate of the rocket was about 4%, though the destroying power was strong if it hit to the target.

Typhoon Mk.18 Tear Drop Canopy Hasegawa 1/48 build and painting to finish

The typhoon is a large and powerful airplane, painting is also considerably satisfactory.
(2008/04/24)

 

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