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Hawker Typhoon
1/32 Scale Cockpit Set (for Revell)

 

MDC

 

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Catalogue Number, Description and Price:

CV32030: Hawker Typhoon Cockpit Set for Revell

Scale: 1/32
Price: 16.00 (Post-Free 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)
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Superb casting; extremely well detailed; accurate; includes quilted seat backrest; optional harness styles (all PE or PE buckles only); brilliantly printed decals for dials.
Disadvantages: Revell Typhoon kit may be hard to find
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook

 

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 instrument panel.

 

 

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.

 

 

Conclusion

 

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.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to MDC for the review sample


Images and Text Copyright 2004 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 17 September, 2004
Last updated 22 September, 2004

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