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Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 03:07 PM UTC
Julian,

I only recently found this thread and wanted to thank you for starting it. I have Merit's Hornet kit and have been hoping someone would start a thread like you have done (i.e. good photos, detailed descriptions and fast progress). Like many people I think you are doing a great job and I really enjoy following along. Keep up the good work.

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Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 12:30 AM UTC
OK, showing my ignorance here...What are the rectangular cut-outs in the deck, just forward of the island running across it?
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Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 03:00 AM UTC
Kev, Mike,
thanks guys,
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Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 03:03 AM UTC
Thanks Phillip, glad you joined in. Check out Micha's build here online too. He's using a PE set to beef things up.
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Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 03:05 AM UTC

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OK, showing my ignorance here...What are the rectangular cut-outs in the deck, just forward of the island running across it?



Not ignorance and if you don't know asking makes sense
I think you are referring to the two windbreaks that were fitted on the deck to protect the aircraft when stored on the flight deck. If you google you will find plenty of photos.
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Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 09:05 AM UTC
What I am referring to, looks like rectangular depressions in the flight deck just forward of the island. There are 20 or so and start just under the raised gun tub.
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Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 04:23 PM UTC

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What I am referring to, looks like rectangular depressions in the flight deck just forward of the island. There are 20 or so and start just under the raised gun tub.



Yes, those are the locations for the windbreaks.
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Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014 - 03:27 AM UTC
May 16th update:

There is more work to the island than I expected. Progress is being made though. The funnel catwalk has been fitted along with the extremely frail PA speaker mounts. Both directors are ready for fitting to the island. The main mast is ready for paint. The weird looking ladder at the front of the main mast really has me stumped. I really can't imagine it's a ladder at all although it shows up in photos with the exact bends.The only thing that makes sense is it being a cable run support between the scanner and the radar position in the bridge. Maybe someone can confirm that idea







All for now, sunny weather in Holland so time for a cool refreshment
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Posted: Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 03:34 AM UTC
May 17th update:
Last PE fitted. Base coats on, smooth as a baby's butt
Not ready yet but no sanding or puttying necessary:





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Posted: Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 08:20 PM UTC
Magnificent build Julian !

Cheers Kev
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Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 01:33 AM UTC

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Magnificent build Julian !

Cheers Kev



Thanks Kev
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Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 01:54 AM UTC
May 18th update:
Camo added to the island. Still quite a lot of work to do to the island but things are looking good so far:











The June edition of the Airfix magazine has a fantastic supplement: The Hawker Typhoon 1B including a magnificent build of the coming Airfix 1/24 "Tiffy". Looks like I will have to get a pre order of next week, the forecast June release might just happen





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Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 04:23 AM UTC
Excellent camo paint!! I like every day more!!!! You constructs this 1/24 Tiffy that we are waiting you in the air ....... jajaj






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Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 05:54 AM UTC

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Excellent camo paint!! I like every day more!!!! You constructs this 1/24 Tiffy that we are waiting you in the air ....... jajaj









Hi Daniel,
take a look at this and you will realize why I want one, (nah, need one ).

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234959926-airfix-124-hawker-typhoon-on-the-flight-line/#entry1615393

I saw the real deal when I was about 7 years old and this model is a must...........

Possibly better than s**.
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Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 08:08 AM UTC
Really one sees brilliant!! The detail of counterfoil is very good, I saw Daniel Zambide's construction and his Tiffy 1/24 and he looked like to me an excellent model ..... but but ... these birds are very big of guarding!!
My Me 109 will going out for the window!!!!:D

Better, I enjoy his construction and do not occupy my racks!! Jajajaj good luck!!

Cheers Daniel
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Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014 - 05:42 AM UTC
And it's pre-ordered
That is some very sexy looking beef you have cooking there Daniel, looks like a winner with some beer and a peppery sauce. Enjoy it my friend
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Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014 - 07:18 AM UTC
Hi Julian,

Great job, the Island is coming together, really has the look of the old girl once in place.

Keep it up.

Si
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Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014 - 03:23 PM UTC
Hi Simon,
thanks mate.
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Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014 - 10:54 PM UTC
Looking better and better Julian

Hope you do a build log on the Typhoon too!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 04:54 AM UTC

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Looking better and better Julian

Hope you do a build log on the Typhoon too!



Hi Russell,
Thank you very much. I have the Typhoon on order. I am pretty sure the Kitmaker sites will be swamped with Typhoon builds though
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Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 05:46 AM UTC
Stunning work there Julian when the wife sees your build and then asks will the one you got be as big as that I have to just smile to myself when I think of when I make a start on mine and she says ooh that looks bigger

keith
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Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 06:10 AM UTC
Size evidently does matter...............
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Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 06:12 AM UTC
And another diorama collection has arrived:



Not vapourware, genuine hardware. Not freebies either.
Should be a nice Caunter Cammo build here somewhere......
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Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 10:02 AM UTC

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Looking better and better Julian

Hope you do a build log on the Typhoon too!



Hi Russell,
Thank you very much. I have the Typhoon on order. I am pretty sure the Kitmaker sites will be swamped with Typhoon builds though



The more the merrier, Julian
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Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 03:42 AM UTC
I hadn't forgotten Jan's theory that the wheelhouse design on the Yorktown and Fletcher class of ships was more or less the same. In answer to Jan and Daniel:





I really don't think that these wheelhouses are identical. The similarities in the photo's seem to be a round forward bulkhead and a very big gun director on top, (hey ! I added the orange peel antenna on my Fletcher build ).
Anyone care to drop their 2 cents in this discussion?