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2015 Model of the Year

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History
The Hawker Typhoon (Tiffy in RAF slang), was a British single-seat fighter-bomber, produced by Hawker Aircraft. It was intended to be a medium–high altitude interceptor, as a replacement for the Hawker Hurricane but several design problems were encountered and it never completely satisfied this requirement.

The Typhoon was originally designed to mount twelve .303 inch (7.62 mm) Browning machine guns and be powered by the latest 2000 hp engines. Its service introduction in mid-1941 was plagued with problems and for several months the aircraft faced a doubtful future.[3] When the Luftwaffe brought the formidable Focke-Wulf Fw 190 into service in 1941, the Typhoon was the only RAF fighter capable of catching it at low altitudes; as a result it secured a new role as a low-altitude interceptor.

Through the support of pilots such as Roland Beamont it became established in roles such as night-time intruder and long-range fighter. From late 1942 the Typhoon was equipped with bombs and from late 1943 RP-3 ground attack rockets were added to its armoury. With those weapons and its four 20mm Hispano cannon, the Typhoon became one of the Second World War's most successful ground-attack aircraft.
The model
Airfix delighted fans of large scale models when they released this kit in 2014. Here is Matthew's presentation.
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About the Author

About Matthew Robeson (scvrobeson)
FROM: , UNITED STATES


Comments

Congratulations! Beautiful work on this amazing kit!
JAN 17, 2016 - 07:37 PM
Congrats Matt. What paint did you use for the blue spinner? What did you use for decal setting solution? They took really well, I wouldn't be surprised if you masked and painted the markings.
JAN 18, 2016 - 07:46 AM
Thank you guys. The blue spinner was done with Tamiya acrylics, mix of Sky Blue and Medium Gray. All of the markings were masked and sprayed on to take advantage of the surface detail
JAN 18, 2016 - 09:01 AM
Awesome. Did you make your own masks like I do, or did you have them made? I'm especially curious about the checkerboard
JAN 19, 2016 - 12:15 AM
Congratulations! That is one awesome build; very well executed and beautiful.
JAN 19, 2016 - 11:29 AM
Congratulations!
JAN 21, 2016 - 05:09 PM
I used the Maketar set of masks for this kit. Worked really well
JAN 24, 2016 - 05:51 AM
An honor well deserved. Congratulations Matt. Joel
FEB 09, 2016 - 05:44 AM