2) Hawker Typhoon 1B Aircraft flown by Flight Officer AH Fraser, No. 439 (Westmount) Squadron, No. 143 Wing (Royal Canadian Air Force), 2nd Tactical Air Force, Royal Air Force, Eindhoven, Netherlands, February 1945
This kit is pretty standard for new Airfix, which is to say, it's a wonderful build. Very well-detailed for the price point (inside, it looks like a $25 kit), the cockpit is nice, and the wheel wells are perfectly acceptable. The gun bays in the wings can be cut and posed open, as well. A super-detailer would find plenty to do, but for most of us, there's enough detail to go around. The parts mostly fit perfectly; the only minor fit issues I found were with the bottom of the chin radiator, and the internal part where the prop attaches. Everything else was pretty much shake-and-bake, needed very little filler. The kit includes a full load of either 8 rockets or two 500-lb bombs. Unfortunately, there is no open canopy piece.
The decals are fantastic, durable enough to move into place without ripping, thin enough that they settle down nicely, and look painted-on with a bit of Micro-Sol. The kit includes two Temperate Day (Ocean Grey and Dark Green over Sea Grey) schemes: one with a black spinner and a very colorful example with a red spinner and D-Day stripes.
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