Chris Parent's Guillows Typhoon



This shows what can be done with a cheap model like the Guillows Typhoon. Not 100% accurate but a real charmer. Chris got the weight down to just 19 grams. He mostly sanded down the fuselage wood, and reduced the thickness of the wing airfoil by A LOT. The stabiliser was slightly extended and the size of the fin/rudder was reduced in size by 8 to 10%. Turning to the colour scheme - the gray is chalk on white Esaki. The green is airbrushed Model Master Enamel. The roundels are from the kit. The cannons are black tissue on balsa, mounted to EVA foam painted gray. The cannons can be bent more than 90 degrees without damage. I am told the model flies very well.

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