1/72 Hawker Typhoon RB396/G-TIFY

1/72 Hawker Typhoon RB396/G-TIFY

Postby K5054NZ on Tue 19 Nov 2019, 12:08 pm

Hi all,
Currently there are two* airworthy Hawker Typhoon restoration projects underway, one in Canada and one in the UK.

RB396 is being worked on by Airframe Assemblies and ARCo in England and is hoped to be flying by 2024. The aircraft is a combat veteran and will be the star of many an airshow but that's in the future, and we don't even yet know what colours she will wear. But, using Neil Hipkiss' painting Warbird RB396 as a reference, I've built my interpretation of what G-TIFY - the UK civil registration reserved for '396 - might look like on the Duxford flightline.

ImageAirfix 1/72 RB396 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
ImageAirfix 1/72 RB396 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
ImageAirfix 1/72 RB396 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
ImageAirfix 1/72 RB396 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
ImageAirfix 1/72 RB396 by Zac Yates, on Flickr

This is the lovely recent Airfix kit - have I mentioned I love New Airfix? - with the XP-W codes cobbled together from the kit and part of the serial from my spares. I handpainted the Sheila noseart and would have posted the build two weeks ago, but I somehow lost one of the eight RP rails. Fortunately Airfix's spares department sent me a replacement (along with all seven of its brothers...) at no charge so she was finished today.

*OF COURSE I want to build JP843, the Canadian project, I just don't have another kit lying around. But if someone happened to have a spare Airfix A02041A and were feeling generous... :biggrin:
Regards, Zac Yates
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Re: 1/72 Hawker Typhoon RB396/G-TIFY

Postby Wbirdnut on Wed 20 Nov 2019, 9:12 pm

Nice Zac, something about the Typhoon just looks powerful sitting on the ground.
As for it's awesome power plant that is a story for another day.

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