**** DONE: 1/72 Typhoon Prototype

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  1. slaterat

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    #1 slaterat, Jan 29, 2011
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    User name: Slaterat
    Name: Greg
    Category: intermediate
    Kit: Czechmaster Resin (CMR)Typhoon prototype/1a
    Scale: 1/72
    Accessories: all included in kit, ie eduard seat belt ,dash panel

    Another late entry, but I should get this done by the deadline. I ordered the kit online and it arrived two weeks ago . It's the first all resin kit I have built and it has been quite enjoyable so far. There has been a fair bit of sanding and fitting and considerable thought as the directions are quite minimal and there are no locating pins.

    I am going to build it as this kit typhoon prototype wth the door open. It does come with a lot of extras to build later , operational 1a's with 250,500 and 1000 lb bombs plus drop tanks and three different types of canopies.
     
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    some pictures for you all

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    and some pictures of the build so far,

    a bit of detail on the fuselage wall
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    A trial fitting of the fuselage halves sanded. cleaned up with the door cut out: but not glued.
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    The upper armour plate and head rest still attached to the resin block
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    The floorboard and back armour plate and the seat with the headrest attached
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    The wings fitted and glued to the fuselage halves. I found this necessary to do in order to set the cockpit in place for trial fittings.
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    Should get some work done tonight, will post pictures later.
     
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    looks a nice kit
     
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    Great looking kit,never attempted a resin one before what kind of glue do you use on one?
     
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    Nice work so far!
     
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    Looking good so far.
     
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    Looks like a nice plane there Greg. :)
     
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    Another Tiffie - exceptional choice Greg

    I'm looking forward to more updates! 8)

    Cheers

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    Looks like a nice resin kit Greg and you working it well.
     
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    With all here!:thumbright: Looking good!:cool:
     
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    great progress.....:D
     
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    a mid week update

    I've got the wing joints filled and sanded. I use plain old white glue to fill gaps. Its just what I've always used since the mid 1970' . It works quite well just squeeze some into the joints, work it in a bit, wipe off excess with a wet cloth and finally let dry 24 hours and do a light sanding if necessary.

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    two coats of interior green and a little airbrush trouble later
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    a shot of the wheel well detail, fairly nice for 1/72
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    if you excuse my big thumb you see a shot of the inside door masked and painted, its molded in clear
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    next step finish that cockpit and get it in place...
     
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    Looking good Greg and I like your white glue filler idea, will have to give it a try next time I have a small gap problem.
     
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    Looking very nice. But I wonder what can be done if the wing dihedral angle turns out incorrect?
     
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    Coming along very nicely Greg. Never built a resin kit before myself. Looks pretty nice.
     
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    Nice progress... is that a pint I see in the background. :occasion5:
     
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    Doing well Greg.
     
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