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REVIEW
Airfix Hawker Typhoon MkIB
warreni
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 02:44 AM UTC
Ben Micklem (robot_) has compiled a marvellous review of Airfix''s new mold 1/72 Typhoon kit specific to late-war variants with 100 lb bombs or 60 lb rockets.

Link to Item

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Antoni
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 03:18 AM UTC
All I get after clicking on the link is:

Not authorised to edit reviews

Something wrong with the settings?
Mecenas
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 03:39 AM UTC

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Something wrong with the settings?


I have no idea what's going here, but the link really takes you into the "edit mode" although it is pated properly and should take the reader to the article.

http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=8927
robot_
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 04:20 AM UTC
Thanks staffers for your quick work in getting this up, really appreciate it!

edit: sorry to nit-pick, but is it possible to alter the order of the build photos? At the moment they don't follow the right sequence (the original file names had the right order).


The bit where I mention the rocket rail supports having really been different lengths is wrong, I think. There is a photo (I'll try and post it later) that I saw that shows this, but I think most were equal height.

Those interested in more detailed discussion of shape and panel lines can see my post on Britmodeller.
Mecenas
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 05:19 AM UTC

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edit: sorry to nit-pick, but is it possible to alter the order of the build photos? At the moment they don't follow the right sequence (the original file names had the right order)..


Done, however the link in the first post still needs to be fixed.
spaarndammer
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 06:03 AM UTC
A very informative review Ben, thanks for sharing!

The kit looks great, no doubt, with great features such as the visible gun bays, but still the decals worries me a bit after my Canberra disappointment. But decals can be replaced easily.



Jelger
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 06:14 AM UTC
Jelger, was your Canberra in one of the new red boxes? I have only heard really good experiences with the decals in the Airfix new releases, and these looks really nice- dense colour, thin, etc.

Thanks a lot for the image order fix Michal!
Jonathan_Mock
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 06:41 AM UTC
They're printed by Cartograf,
spaarndammer
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 07:13 AM UTC

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Jelger, was your Canberra in one of the new red boxes? I have only heard really good experiences with the decals in the Airfix new releases, and these looks really nice- dense colour, thin, etc.

Thanks a lot for the image order fix Michal!



My decals were thick and often misaligned.

But if the decals were printed by Cartograf, then quality will be fine.



Jelger
Mcleod
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 07:22 AM UTC
Well, too me, it certainly looks like a Typhoon. Don't really find small issues a problem. I've ordered one already.

Compared to the new Brengrun, the cost of the Airfix is very attractive.
Merlin
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 07:00 PM UTC

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edit: sorry to nit-pick, but is it possible to alter the order of the build photos? At the moment they don't follow the right sequence (the original file names had the right order)..


Done, however the link in the first post still needs to be fixed.



Hi there

I've fixed the link.

All the best

Rowan
magnusf
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 04:18 PM UTC
This one definitively entered the must-have-list! Nice review Ben!
FalkeEins
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Posted: Saturday, June 01, 2013 - 03:13 AM UTC

.. very nice review thanks, wish I'd seen it sooner though, I've been on here every day for a little while now and this is the first time I've noticed it. Combining the build with a view of the relevant part of the instruction sheet is a great idea. The kit itself is indeed very nice, albeit construction is quite hard work..
robot_
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Posted: Wednesday, June 05, 2013 - 09:07 PM UTC
Thanks Neil. Although I've not yet built it up properly, when doing it fast with superglue, the complex engineering gave me a satisfying feeling when putting it together. However I didn't worry about the gap under the radiator or the top wings to lower wings joins (which were the only areas where there were any issues).