Eisenhower himself specifically praised the Typhoons - "The chief credit in smashing the enemy's spearhead, however, must go to the rocket-firing Typhoon aircraft of the Second Tactical Air Force... The result of the strafing was that the enemy attack was effectively brought to a halt, and a threat was turned into a great victory."
Heavy praise indeed for the aircraft and pilots
|"Return of the Hunters" by Anthony Saunders|
So, to the model then. Everything is in primer, and I'm currently waiting for the pilot to arrive so I can finish off the cockpit installation. In the mean time, I am getting some detail work done.
The radiator liner has been added (made from some coated kevlar flexible sheet) with thickened epoxy. The back of the panel is indeed a funny shape - once finished it will have a stiffener to form it back into a shape rather than deformed as it is now!
Trim tape has been added to the fuselage and wings. This will get a coat of primer, then removed, which will add panel lines on the airframe. Down either side of these will be rivets, burned into the paint and glass with a soldering iron and a special tubular tip.
I've amassed some parts for the cannon installation too, more to follow on that after this weekend I hope.