The Hawker MK1B Typhoon is a British made aircraft and one of the most formidable used in WWII. It was used as a bomber/interceptor and also as a ground support aircraft. Top speed of this aircraft was 417 mph. and it could climb to 20,000 ft. in 7.6 min.
The kit is made up of injection molded gray plastic parts. The details were excellent with minimal flash and no defects.
In construction, I started with the cockpit, adding details and painting the interior portion. Prior to assembling the wing halves, the wheel well areas were painted. After assembling the fuselage and wing halves, I proceeded to put the completed fuselage, wing and tail surfaces together.
The paint used is Model Masters Enamel and Acrylics, medium gray, dark green and gull gray. Instead of using the underwing detail stripes provided in the kit, I chose to use the illustrated underwing detail stripes provided in Fine Scale Modeler (special issue) Oct. 2010, noted on Page 74.
The decals supplied went on easily with no problems. I used the Hawker Typhoon 1B, MN882, TP-G198 Squadron, June 1944 markings. The entire aircraft was finished with Testors Dullcote (spray). I then added the windshield and canopy with the rockets and pods added last. The canopy was left in the open position. I did not add the pilot, as the airplane is displayed in the static ground position.
The kit was a pleasure to build. Fit was good and very little filler was needed. I recommend the kit to any modeler as it is not difficult to build.
I wish to thank the members of IPMS for allowing me to build and review this model. Also, I would like to convey my thanks to Revell/Monogram for supplying the kit.
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