Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Typhoon Twins

While progress continues (slowly…) with the Airfix Typhoon, here are some of it’s smaller chums.  Luckily there are two of them – on the grounds that two 1/144 scale models equals one 1/72 model!


These are old Revell plastic kits which were built in great haste for a game a few years ago.  Actually the standard of finish is quite embarrassingly poor.  In my defence I will say that they were built and painted as part of a batch of a dozen or so aircraft – mostly Spitfires and Tempests – which were needed for a Megablitz game based on Operation Market Garden.  All of it.

16 comments:

Don M said...

They look pretty good even with the rushed job !

Using your,on the grounds that two 1/144 scale models equals one 1/72 model I'm working on three Hurricanes .....)

John M. said...

Nice stuff Tim.

I'm glad to see that black painted cockpits don't look so bad as that's how mine are going to be for the group build.

Cheers,

John

Tim Gow said...

Don M
So now we just wait for some clever sod to show up with seventeen Typhoons in 1/1200 scale?

Tim Gow said...

John M
The cockpit canopies are actually dark blue with black framing added using a marker pen. Did I mention it was a rush job?

Peter Douglas said...

Tim

Looking good for a rush job. The photo above the cloth is very effective.

At least you didn't go for all of D-Day!

Weren't the Typhoon Twins an early 80s synth-pop band?

Cheers

PD

Tim Gow said...

Peter Douglas
..."Weren't the Typhoon Twins an early 80s synth-pop band?" They certainly should have been!

Nick Grant said...

I think they look way cool! Especially effective on their flying bases. Good work.

Tim Gow said...

Nick Grant
You are most kind. They certainly put the wind up II SS Panzerkorps in the game!

Paul said...

Typhoon terrific! A good pair Tim, I would not be concerned with the paint job, its the rockets that matter.

Don M said...

wait for some clever sod to show up with seventeen Typhoons in 1/1200 scale?

What, you mean it hasn't already happened? lol

Tim Gow said...

Paul
That was the view I took when I built them!

Tim Gow said...

Don M
No - and even I don't have any in 1/1200!

Wg Cdr Luddite said...

Tiffies in 1:1200 ?

I'll check my collection.

Tim Gow said...

Wg Cdr Luddite
I'll check mine too!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

1/72 can be big and bulky but somehow it is a scale that appeals so

I hope you have plenty of space to store them (loft/attic/garage)

Tim Gow said...

Geordie
The forthcoming Tiffie wil be number six in my 1/72 aircraft 'collection', so not too much pressure on space as yet!