Friday, October 20, 2017

Military aircraft vol.59: Eurofighter Typhoon





Subject:
Eurofighter EF2000 Typhoon
Scale:
1/32
Manufacturer:
Revell
Price (June 2013):
US$150,00
Construction:
Out-of-the box, enhanced with resin details. Painted as RAF Typhoon in primer colors.
Extras:
Aires late exhausts nozzles; Two Mikes resin intake covers; Eduard Remove Before Flight tags
Paints:
Finally i finished this project. The last time i updated the progress on this model was October 2013! Now it is done. I decided to display every nice detail Revell put on this kit. The engine is particularly nice, with 72 parts! Revell could easily put it on the market as a kit because it looks terrific when completed. I know Roden did it with their nice World War I fighter engines. I finished the kit and placed it on a base with the engine on it's stand and also the missiles available for the kit. I scratch built the bases for the armament using evergreen plastic rods. I am pleased with the end result. Actually, i decided to build a series of 1/32 aircraft following the same presentation as this one!
























Friday, October 13, 2017

Workbench vol.23: Eurofighter EF2000 Typhoon (UPDATE 3)


Eurofighter in primer colors 


Subject:
Eurofighter EF2000 Typhoon
Scale:
1/32
Manufacturer:
Revell
Price (June 2013):
US$150,00
Construction:
Out-of-the box, enhanced with resin details. Painted as RAF Typhoon in primer colors.
Extras:
Aires late exhausts nozzles; Two Mikes resin intake covers; Eduard Remove Before Flight tags
Paints:
1) Engine: Alclad aluminium, steel, jet exhaust and burnt iron; Tamiya flat aluminium.
2) Cockpit: Overall internal color XF53 neutral grey, highlighted with intermediate blue from Vallejo acrylics. Control panel painted flat Black XF-1 and drybrushed with modelmaster metalyzer steel. Details painted with various colors from Vallejo acrylics. Seat painted with Tamiya XF-1 flat black highlighted with modelmaster aluminium metalizer.
3) Fuselage painted with primer color XF-59 desert yellow, with some areas in XF-4 yellow green and XF-19Sky grey.


1)The sprues:










2) Extras:
2.1) Aires exhaust nozzles:

2.2) Two Mikes resin intake covers:

3) Construction:



Update 1:
a) Fantastic details on the Aires engine exhaust resin set:



b) Control surfaces painted in primer colors and panel lines highlighted:

c) Wings stations also painted in primer colors and panel lines highlighted:


d) Now the long work of painting and masking the fuselage:



Update 2: The fuselage is now painted in primer colors and most parts are ready to install.







Update 3:
- Gloss coat with future for applying the stencils. 



- After applying the decals, i used a flat coat of Humbrol varnish to seal the paint job.


- Then i started to build all the possible details that Revell made for this kit:







- I painted the engine parts with several different colors from the Alclad range of metallic paints. I also used Tamiya flat aluminium around the body of the engine.


- With so many details, i decided to display my model on a base. I used a large polystyrene sheet, ascribed the concrete details and painted with some artwork acrylics i found on a store close to home so i would not waste my expensive model paints on the base.

   

 Next you will see the finished work. Stay tuned!