Morrigan's Airfix Mega Typhoon

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Morrigan's Airfix Mega Typhoon

Postby morrigan » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:06 pm

One very large box for the stash has arrived!
It has been "Cat scanned" on arrival and given the smooge of approval:
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Mine has the flawed canopy, but a new corrected one is on its way from Airfix. :D

Goodies on the way (so far :roll: ):
Master 20mm Hispanno set
RB Productions Sutton QK harness
RB Production etched radiators


Now where to store it.........
Needs more fusewire
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Re: Morrigan's Airfix Mega Typhoon

Postby number1 » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:56 pm

Hi morrigan, glad you've got your "tiffy" ok, I also have the RB sutton harness, came today,29th. Just got to fiqure out how to put it together, I will also get the master barrel set when the pennies allow!
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Re: Morrigan's Airfix Mega Typhoon

Postby snapdragon » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:58 am

Nice find Morrigan. I will add the Sutton and grills to my extras box for my next Tiffy. This one, apart from the cannon is being built OOB so I can figure out just what I can do with the next one.

Not heard anything from Airscale about their Tiffy cockpit set/placards yet. I think they're on holiday.
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Re: Morrigan's Airfix Mega Typhoon

Postby morrigan » Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:13 pm

While I clear other projects off the bench and wait to see what pops up in the way of after market goodies, I've being doing a little homework on which Tiffy I shall do.

No prizes for Guessing its a 486 Sqn(NZ) one!!!
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Hiwa Hau Maka - Ride the wild winds. Very fitting for a squadron that operated the Hurricane, Typhoon and Tempest!

I'll be doing Wing Commander Desmond Scott's DJ-S R8843 Bombphoon (as a Wing commander he was allowed to use his initials rather than the usual squadron codes), which was one of the very first car doors Typhoons converted to a Bubble canopy.

So the options I'll need to use are:
Three blade prop
Small tailplane
Exhaust shrouds
Landing lights in the wing
Bomb racks
Wing Commander Pennant

On flying the Typhoon:
"Whereas the Spitfire always behaved like a well-mannered thoroughbred on first acquaintance, the Typhoon always reminded me of a low-bred carthorse whose pedigree had received a sharp infusion of hot-headed sprinter's blood. It lacked finesse and was a tiger to argue. Mastering it was akin to subduing the bully in a barroom brawl. Once captured, you held a firm rein, for getting airborne was like riding the wild wind. One casual crack of the whip, and the jockey was almost left behind."
Desmond J Scott, 'Typhoon Pilot'
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Re: Morrigan's Airfix Mega Typhoon

Postby snapdragon » Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:01 am

SCOTT, Group Captain Desmond James, DSO, OBE, DFC*, mid, CdeG avec Palme (Fr), CdeG avec Palme (Belg), Cdr Orange Nassau (Neth). NZ40779; Born Ashburton, 11 Sep 1918; NZ Army/TF (Cant Yeomanry Cavalry) 1936 to 1938; RNZAF 12 Mar 1940 to 3 May 1947; Pilot.


Citation Distinguished Flying Cross (1 May 1942): %7B3 Sqn RAF (Hurricane)%7D During a long period of operational flying, this officer has carried out a large number of sorties including attacks against shipping, aerodromes, night flying operations and close bomber escorts. Throughout, he has displayed great skill and keenness, while his exceptional devotion to duty has set an admirable example.


Citation Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross (25 Sep 1942): %7B3 Sqn RAF (Hurricane)%7D Since being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, this officer has completed numerous intruder sorties and has destroyed two and damaged several more enemy aircraft. In other sorties he has attacked enemy shipping. Flight Lieutenant Scott is an outstandingly successful flight commander who has displayed tireless efforts in the training of his pilots.


Citation Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (7 Sep 1943): %7B486 Sqn RNZAF (Typhoon)%7D This officer has participated in a large number of sorties. He is a first class leader whose great skill and fine fighting qualities have been reflected in the high standard of operational efficiency of the squadron which has obtained many successes. On several occasions his cool judgement and tactical ability have enabled his formation to exploit fleeting opportunities to advantage. This was amply demonstrated on one occasion in July, 1943, when the squadron was engaged in an air/sea rescue operation near Le Havre. Fighter opposition was encountered but Squadron Leader Scott skilfully drew away the enemy aircraft, two of which were destroyed by his formation in the ensuing engagement. This officer has displayed courage and tenacity of a high order.

Citation Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (26 May 1944): %7BRAF Hawkinge, Kent%7D In January, 1944, a Spitfire aircraft, which had been damaged by enemy action, crashed on an airfield and burst into flames. Wing Commander Scott, the Station Commander, immediately proceeded to the scene and ran straight to the cockpit, which was burning fiercely, to rescue the pilot who was severely injured with his clothing on fire. Despite the intense heat of the conflagration and exploding ammunition, Wing Commander Scott, after considerable difficulty, succeeded in extricating the pilot and carried him to a safe distance from the fire. Unfortunately the rescued airman died later. Wing Commander Scott displayed great gallantry and a complete disregard of his own safety. During the incident he sustained burns to his face and hands which would have been severe were it not for the foam which was sprayed over him from the fire tender.


Citation Mention in Despatches (NY1945): In recognition of distinguished service and devotion to duty, particularly for service as Wing Leader 123 Wing RAF (Typhoon).


Citation Croix de Guerre avec Palme (Fr) (23 Jan 1945): Extracts only available - For his command and leadership of a Mobile [123] Wing at Caen. His squadrons of rocket-firing Typhoons later fought in the Falaise Gap; took an important part in the softening of the defences of the Channel ports; gave magnificent aid to the Walcheren landing and in the battle against Field Marshal von Rundstedt’s salient.


Citation Croix de Guerre (1940) avec Palme (Belg) (21 Jan 1947): This courageous officer, a pilot with fine offensive spirit, and an excellent leader of men, led his Wing, which included many Belgian pilots, in the aerial operations preparatory to the Battle of Normandy. In France, as Group Captain commanding a Rocket-Typhoon Wing, he continued to direct operations with courage and intelligence. Under his command the Wing destroyed at least 120 German tanks.


Citation Commander of the Order of Orange Nassau (Neth) (31 Oct 1947): From the 28th February 1944, until the 20th February 1945, this officer, in command of a Wing [123 Wing] of RAF fighters, by his excellent work has greatly contributed to the liberation of the Netherlands.


WWII Fighter Ace. Credited with the destruction of 6%BD German aircraft, four probables and five damaged whilst serving with 3 and 486 Sqns. CO 486 Sqn Apr-Sep 1943. Wing Leader, Tangmere Wing Sep-Nov 1943. CO RAF Hawkinge Nov 1943-Mar 1944. Wing Leader, 123 Wing in the UK and on the Continent Mar 1944-Feb 1945. Gp Capt Scott enjoyed rapid promotion - LAC (on enlistment) - 12 Mar 1940, Sgt - 21 Sep 1940, F/S - 1 Sep 1941, Plt Off - 5 Jan 1942, Flt Lt - 2 Jun 1942, Sqn Ldr - 2 Sep 1942, Wg Cdr - 25 Sep 1943, Gp Capt - 12 Jul 1944. Died Christchurch, 8 Oct 1997.
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Re: Morrigan's Airfix Mega Typhoon

Postby Paul » Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:57 pm

morrigan wrote:One very large box for the stash has arrived!
It has been "Cat scanned" on arrival and given the smooge of approval:
Mine has the flawed canopy, but a new corrected one is on its way from Airfix. :D
Now where to store it.........

Hi Morrigan,

Just a few observations......

Firstly I like the additional sense of scale re: the cat (makes a change from Gizzie Cat)!!! :laughing-rolling:
Was it a flawed or clawed canopy....????!!! :think: :laughing-rolling:
Hum, store a box with a cat around ...... Absolutely No Chance !!!!! :) :) :)
Just :) to Cause a Landslide - Some :superlglue: will be included .....

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