**** DONE: 1/48 Typhoon Mk.1B RCAF 143 16 Wing Comm 1944 Commonwealth GB

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  1. N4521U

    N4521U Well-Known Member

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    #1 N4521U, Nov 5, 2010
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    User name: N4521U
    Name: Bill
    Category: 2, Intermediate
    Kit: Hasegawa Typhoon Mk.1b
    Scale: 1/48th.

    Accessories: Cast; Wheels, exhaust, cannon, cockpit, blades and spinner, decals for R*D and serial numbers.
    Scratch built, as much as I can.

    Inspiration: In my searches for sir name pilots of all services, I came across this one. Joined in the war in England after the BoB he rose to wing commander of both 143 and 16 groups. I do want to build as many aircraft Davidsons took part in as crew and pilots. Call me silly. I had this kit in the closet along with my other entry of the Spitfire over Darwin. So since I am going to be recovering from surgery for the next couple months I decided to try and attack both, forces me to get off my now skinnier bum. So here's Robert.

    For this I have been searching in vain for real good cockpit pictures..... can anyone help with this???
     

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    Thanks for the intro I'd never heard of him before and that will be quite the task building all his birds
     
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    Very nice Bill. I have that kit too, but have only looked at the parts, which look very nice by the way.
     
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    That's a nice kit Bill, I've made a couple in the past for my 56 Sqn flight line and it goes together well.
     
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    Great choice! Lots of fun aftermarket there....
     
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    Great to see another Tiffie in the GB Bill, looking forward to this one.

    Here some cockpit detail taken from the official manual and published in AJ Press's book on the Typhoon.

    72 different controls/instruments in the cockpit that had to be known by the pilot blindfolded :shock:

    Cheers

    Peter
     

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    Interesting history this Davidson has.

    Thanks for that Oz.... it's what I'm looking for.
    Been fitting wings on both builds today so I can mold and cast control surfaces.
     
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    Marvellous subject, Bill.
     
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    #10 N4521U, Nov 8, 2010
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    My first step is to make molds of all the control surfaces. Did this the day the forum went dark. Will have to get some casting resin as my supply has gone sour and will do this Wed. Did bot planes, Typhoon and Mk.Vb trop. Will have to post on both.
     

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    Good stuff Bill. I've got some more detail and cockpit pics, and scale plans too if you need them. I'll post some pics in the next day or two - trying to catch up with a lot of other things.
     
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    Did some casting from my molds today, after DR visit. Some parts worked, others did not. Crap left of the mold shown didn't go well, and have recast the tail feathers of the Spittie. will have to remold the aelarons of the Typhoon. Sometimes it doesn't go according to plan 100 per cent. But I'll gettum.
     

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    I've been having issues with the cockpit. Kit parts and aftermarket parts, each just didn't seem to do what I wanted. Since this is one of my "Davidson" pilot series of planes I wanted to have the details right, ya know.

    I was surfing the net for reviews, and found one builder who combined these parts.......... So is what I am gonna do with this build. I thin it's gonna be the beez neez!

    In the photo I am just documenting the "K" kits parts and the resin parts before I start hacking into them.
     

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    Bill, there were some detail differences between the 'car door' cockpit, and the later 'bubble hood' cockpit, and I think the kit was originally designed around the 'car door' version (hence the insert for the fuselage). The pics Peter posted are of the 'car door' version. Note that the upper half of the cockpit was black on later versions.
    I'll try to get some pics posted either later tonight, or some time tomorrow.
     
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    Very cool. I love your approach on some of these things.
     
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    #16 N4521U, Nov 14, 2010
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    I am building the car door version of the Typhoon. I have noticed the top portion of the inside of the cockpit is painted black as well.

    The cockpit mods are going well!

    (Wayne has been a champ and sent me some detail pics of the top surface of the "C" wing, I've got some work to do!) should have been in my Spitty post, duh!

    I appreciate all the input guys.

    Bill
     
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    Ok, but note on the 'car door' version, the cockpit was all Cockpit Green Grey, with the exception of some of the lower tubular structures, which were painted in 'Aluminium'.
    Pics tomorrow night (Monday) UK time.
     
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    Oh man! I gotta re-paint???????????? and it was all goin soooooo well............
    I recall seeing bars as aluminium......... buggah
     
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    Bill, is your e-maill address still the same (what looks like an abbreviated name)? I've got some stuff together which might help you, bit a bit big to post here. I'll e-mail it if the address is correct.
     
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    Got it Vic.....
    The bashing project is goin pretty good so far. Used the resin floor,trim wheel, throttle quadrant, control column and cut out the resin sidewall radio panel that will fit in the kit frame. Screwed up the etched peddles, dom, so have to use the dorkey kit plastic peddles. The resin seat fits the kit back wall, and the cushion is light canvas colour. I will have to get some aluminium colour to paint the tube frame. Dr. visit tomorrow, and will stop for paint then as I am not comfortable to drive as yet. But I am happy with the way it's goin.

    My little painting station is an up-side down yogurt cup. good wide base that wont tip over.
     

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