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Brengun Typhoon Mk.1b late prod./ 4 blade prop

Here is the 1/72 Hawker Typhoon Mk. 1b late production version from Brengun Models. This model kit comes shortly after the releases of the same 4 prop version from Airfix. This is basically a 2 tan colored sprues, a clear sprue with the regular and bubble canopy option and a small photo etched fret depicting the tiny seat belts. Along with the included 3 blade prop, your able to build a mid production version of the Hawker Typhoon as well.

This is a short run kit thus the missing locating pins and lack of ID part numbers. No problem at all, the kit doesn’t have too many parts. Don’t be discouraged by this, the kit offers beautiful surface detail. All panel lines are in *my* opinion beautifully done and at the right depth. The landing gear wells have a nice detail in them and the structural ‘ribs’ look where they should be and the right thickness.

 The decal sheet is well printed. Solid colors with no ‘bleeding’ and not a overly thick clear carrier. However, I will have to check the roundel colors on my references so there is a little homework for you to share in the comments section below.

Marking options

  • 18-P, 440 (Can) Sqn, Summer 1944
  • HH-T, 175 Sqn, Celle, April 1945
  • DP-S, 193 Sqn, August 1945
  • JCP, 123 Wing, April 1945

The Brengun Typhoon Mk. 1b comes with the proper bomb racks, unfortunately no bombs are provided to go on them. My copy has some sporadic flash around the parts as well as mold lines. Based on photos, I strongly believe that this not the general injection output coming from the tooling. The sprues are quite big for a kit this scale and parts count. My hunch, I repeat, my hunch is that Eduard could be the one behind this model kit. Resealable bags and all.

If I had to rate this model kit with stars, I would give it 4½ stars out of 5.

My sincere thanks to Brengun Models for this review sample.

George Collazo
George Collazo

George has been hosting review sites and blogging about toy collectibles, travel, digital photography and Nikon digital imaging since 1998. His first model kit build was a Testors 1/35 DODGE WC-54 in 1984.