1/48 Monogram Hawker Typhoon Mk1B

Gallery Article by Darius Aibara


The Monogram kit was modified to represent a car door Mk1B of No. 174 Squadron at RAF Manston in 1943.  The cockpit was modified with additional detail using plastic strip and spares using photographs in the Hall-Park book on the Typhoon.  


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A Falcon vac-form canopy and "car door" were used in place of the kit supplied bubble top canopy.  The propeller supplied in the kit is four bladed and so some surgery was required to produce a three-bladed example appropriate to the aircraft mark.  

Humbrol enamels were brush applied and all the decals came from the spares box.

Darius Aibara


Photos and text by Darius Aibara