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Italeri's 1/48 scale
Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib

by Ryan Tuckwell

Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib


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Here is my Italeri (Hasegawa sprues re-boxed) 1/48 scale Hawker Typhoon.

The model was built out of the box except for a piece of guitar string for the whip antenna and some copper wire for rocket motor igniters. 



The kit had a horrible wing root gap which was a bit of an effort and other than  a bit of a fit issue with the fuselage inserts it was quiet nice to build.

I painted it with a mixture of Vallejo/Lifecolor, depending on my stock level and the invasion stripes are painted on.  I corrected this aircraft’s serial number found various conflicting references to the colour of it’s spinner/propeller blade count and settled with the kit option. 



I really like the Typhoon and its muscular presence.  Its story of a transition from an unloved dog to a highly valuable asset and the brave men who flew them always leaves me in awe.



Now, onto the next one!

Model, Images and Text Copyright © 2019 by Ryan Tuckwell
Page Created 24 April, 2019
Last Updated 24 April, 2019

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