Desert Typhoon assembly

Put most of the Hasegawa Typhoon together.  I forgot that when you are building a single-engine 1/48 fighter how fast the main parts come together.

The Typhoon was engineered by Hasegawa to support many different version of the fuselage and as such there are a number of inserts that get added to the completed fuselage so that it can be a car door Typhoon.  As well as I  tried I will have a small bit of filing to do to smooth these out.  You can see by the photos of those areas.

I assembled the wings using an old trick I learned for the DML (Dragon) Fw-190 kits; glue the wing root of the upper wing half to the fuselage and then glue the wings together.  If I had done the instruction way, assemble wing then add to fuselage, I would have had a gap at the root.

Note that the cannon bases in the wing were also split and will require some cleanup as we move along.

Overall doesn’t look like too much work for out of the box.  Next post we will go back to the AMT A-20 which is quite another story.

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