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Hawker Typhoon???
supersniper
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United States
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Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 - 02:09 PM UTC
Hellllooo.... Once again I am in need of expert (or any) advice. Im looking for a Hawker Typhoon for a dio i am doing and all i can find are Hawker hurrican models. I was just wondering. ARE THERE ANY OUT THERE. If they are and if anyone knows about them please let me know.
thanxs
posse out #:-)
Kencelot
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 - 02:12 PM UTC
Go here for many options: GreatModels Database
Bombshell
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New York, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 - 02:33 PM UTC
I would really like to hear what is your idea for this aircraft dio.

Cheers,

CDT Reimund Manneck
U.S. Army ROTC
viper29_ca
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New Brunswick, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 - 06:10 PM UTC
Hey there SuperSniper....

I picked one of these up through Ebay for about $5, including shipping....it was the Monogram kit in 1/48th scale....not sure what scale or make of model you are looking for....but check out Ebay...as I think the Monogram kit at least is OOP.
Holocaust59
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 - 11:07 PM UTC
I know there's a 1/72 Airfix one, 'cos I've got one waiting to be built!
ukgeoff
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Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 - 11:38 PM UTC
I've built the Academy 1/72 example and found it to be very good. I did hear some rumblings that it had some inaccuracies, but what the heck, It looks like a Typhoon to me. The Airfix kit is pretty old now, so is a little lacking detail-wise. In 1/48 you have a choice of the earlier Monogram kit or the newer Hasegawa examples. IIRC there was also one from Revell in 1/32, though it could be harder to find.

Here's my Academy example
penpen
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Hauts-de-Seine, France
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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 - 12:18 AM UTC
If I'm not mistaken, I think Eduard also does a typhoon in 1/48th !
It should be sold in two different "packages" :
- one basic
- one "expert" with more PE and such...
ukgeoff
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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 - 01:34 AM UTC
Actually penpen, the kits you're thinking about are the later Tempest V's
m60a3
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 - 03:49 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I've built the Academy 1/72 example and found it to be very good. I did hear some rumblings that it had some inaccuracies, but what the heck, It looks like a Typhoon to me. The Airfix kit is pretty old now, so is a little lacking detail-wise. In 1/48 you have a choice of the earlier Monogram kit or the newer Hasegawa examples. IIRC there was also one from Revell in 1/32, though it could be harder to find.

Here's my Academy example


I second Geoff's opinion...it's a great little kit!
Nice job, Geoff!
Holocaust59
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 - 08:43 AM UTC
Supersniper, just got home and noticed that my Airfix 1/72 Typhoon which was bought for the princely sum of 20p at a car boot sale, is in fact a Tempest V - I can never tell the difference between those two! It's in my waiting to be done collection, but if you are really stuck I will gladly send it to you. I think I can stand the 20p loss.
The box art has the date 1989 on it and so the kit is not really up to today's standards, also there is a very small flaw in the main rear section canopy piece, which might pass for flak damage.
It would take a bit of work to produce something good with it, thinning trailing edges etc, but it might do if you are modelling a belly-landed aircraft in your diorama, but then of course you'd have to scratch-build a decent cockpit (probably not worth the hassle), the decals are for Wing Commander Evan Dall Mackie (18 confirmed kills), squadron code is the personalised EDM, serial number is SN288.
supersniper
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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 - 09:32 AM UTC
Thanks alot holocaust, i think i might check into this monogram one, if it is an ok model ill get it. The dio im thing of doing is one in either north africa with a p-40 kittyhawk between a wish bone sand dune with a camo net over it, thats one idea. The other one which i would use the hawker typhoon will be of an airstrip in europe near the ocean like in normandy or somewhere in that vecinity, hence the hawker typhoon idea. but i am always open for suggestions. plus this will be my first dio. so suggestions are aprreciated. and holocaust i might take you up on that. im sure we could come to a deal. thanks kencealot for the site I think i found a model. the Hasewega Hawker Typhoon Mk. I(b) super detail.
thanks all
bison44
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Manitoba, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2002 - 08:56 AM UTC
The Old Revell/monagram classic Typhoon isn' t a bad kit, although i am sure the newer Hasegawa would have more detail. You can't beat the price on the Revell though, get 3 for the price of 1 Hasegawa. I love the typhoon and would build a fleet of them if I could get them.
Bren
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Cape Province, South Africa
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Posted: Friday, December 20, 2002 - 06:07 PM UTC
for 1:48th typhoons look at hasegawa they have every imaginable version.
if u want their catalogue i have it on my computer (just a few kilo bytes) send me a personal message with your e-mail address and i will send it to you. (:-)
propboy44256
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Ohio, United States
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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2002 - 04:49 AM UTC
The Classic Monogram 1/48th Kit is available, and has 2-3 versions avaialble to make