Thursday, December 19, 2013

New Build Hasegawa Hawker Typhoon IB

Hi everyone,

I am about to embark on my first new build in quite some time. This time it is going to be the 1/48 scale Hasegawa Hawker Typhoon IB bubble top. I am going to be modelling a late Typhoon that was flown by F/L Hugh Fraser  of 439 Squadron RCAF who shot down two FW 190's and an ME-262 in early 1945 whilst flying aircraft 5V-X called Nicky.
To model a late Typhoon I added some mandatory upgrades such as a four bladed prop and larger tail surfaces known as tempest tail planes. Optional upgrades are the Airies cockpit, exhausts, wheel set from Barracuda. I also found a set of decals for Nicky which were hard to come by but I did manage to get my hands on them. This aircraft will be loaded out with bombs instead of rockets as was the practice in Canadian Typhoon squadrons.