1/32 Scale Cockpit Set
S u m m a r y
Description and Price:
CV32030: Hawker Typhoon
Cockpit Set for Revell
Outside EU) available online from MDC
|Contents and Media:
||19 parts in grey resin; 1 x
photo-etched fret; 1 x small sheet of decals (dials)
||Superb casting; extremely well
detailed; accurate; includes quilted seat backrest;
optional harness styles (all PE or PE buckles only); brilliantly
printed decals for dials.
||Revell Typhoon kit may be hard
Reviewed by Brett
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Typical of 1/32 scale offerings of the 1960s and
1970s, Revell's big Typhoon kit needs help. One of the most obvious
areas is the cockpit, which is sparsely detailed and not especially
accurate - a particular problem even under the car door canopy!
MDC has come to the rescue with a complete
replacement cockpit for Revell's 1/32 scale Typhoon.
The 1/32 scale Typhoon cockpit comprises 19 parts
in grey coloured resin, a photo-etched fret with a choice of harness
construction methods, plus a small sheet of dial decals for the
The resin parts are quite comprehensive and very
well cast. The tubular frame caging in the cockpit is very well done.
There is no cockpit floor as such - the footrests are mounted on more
tubular framing. I particularly like the control column, the seat with
its distinctive quilted backrest, and the instrument panel. The dials on
the instrument panel are flat circles, ready for the application of the
instrument decals. These will look great under several coats of Future
to represent the dial lenses. The one-piece gunsight is a delicate
little gem - really lovely work.
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The photo-etched fret contains a full harness
including straps in brass, but also offers the option to cut your own
harness straps from paper or lead foil and attach them to separate
buckles and attachment points. A template for the straps is part of the
photo etched fret. By the way, this fret is also available separately (as
reviewed earlier on HyperScale).
So why, might you ask, would MDC tackle this
subject? Well, it would appear that the company is building an entire
resin Typhoon by stealth! MDC already offers 1/32 scale Typhoon wheels,
undercarriage legs, prop and spinner, exhausts and rockets. These will
all be very welcome additions to any large-scale Typhoon project.
MDC's 1/32 scale Typhoon cockpit offers a complete
transformation for the big Revell Tiffie's front office.
Any modeller who has some experience working with resin
accessories should have no trouble assembling and installing this cockpit.
In this scale, and under that big canopy, the improvement will be very visible.
MDC for the review
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