1/48 Hasegawa Typhoon 1B

by Nyle Major

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This is my 1/48 Typhoon that I finished a little while ago.  The kit is built out of the box with some RAF seatbelts from Eduard and a little fuse wire just to add a little detail to the cockpit.

The kit itself was a very pleasing kit, there was no problems with the quality of the plastic or the fit of the parts, and it went together surprisingly well.  A bit of filler was required along the join lines of the fuselage and along the wings to smooth it out.

It was painted using Tamiya and Gunze acrylics.  I added a little bit of blue to the grey on the top of the wings to darken it up a little and to seperate the tones of grey between the underside  and upperside of the aircraft.

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The decals were exceptional and were easy to apply and conformed nicely with a little help from some Micro Set and Micro Sol.  Weathering was done with some chrome silver for paintchipping, and artists pastels for weathering.  The diorama was achieved by using the RAF set from ICM.

Enjoy!

Nyle 

Photos and text by Nyle Major