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Hawker Tornado-Typhoon-Tempest-Sea Fury Line

n models and photos by Raúl Hrubisko
n text by Martin Waligorski


Raul Hrubisko began modelling at the age of 14. His interest, lake many other modellers', was sparked by an imaginative book, a wartime story involving the Mosquito. Soon followed the interest for the airplane and then for modelling. Royal Air Force aircraft of the WW2 era have remained the focal point of Rauls interest ever since.

But Rauls passion for modelling lead him to some extraordinary undertakings. His aim is to model all the aircraft types that flew with the Royal Air Force, the Fleet Air Arm and all the Commonwealth in the time frame between 1934 and 1947, in all major versions. And to include also Lend-Lease and captured enemy types. An entire Royal Air Force in miniature - an epic work which he himself estimated to about 1,000 models.

While many of us would think about it as impossible, apparently there is no such word in Rauls vocabulary. Today his collection counts well over 300 models in total.  Indeed, we have previously shown his finished line of over 100 Spitfires of all marks (see Modelling for a Lifetime - A Story About the Ultimate Spitfire Collection)

The next finished sub-collection from Rauls workshop is the Hawker Typhoon-Tornado-Tempest-Sea Fury line of fighters.




All types and subtypes in the Typhoon-Tornado-Tempest-Sea Fury line amount to 36 models



All Hawker Typhoons, from the Nivo Green prototype to late-war Mk. IBs.



The Academy Typhoon and Tempest kits were the easiest to build of the lot, and look very good when finished.

List of all models in the collection is included below.

Hawker KITS N ident  
Tornado 1st prototype Airfix /typhoon P5219 (P) Dark earth/Green over Black/white
Tornado 2nd prototype Airfix /typhoon P 5224 (P) Dark earth/Green over Yellow
Tornado 3rd prototype Airfix /typhoon Scracht  HG641 (P) Dark earth/Green over Yellow
Tornado 3rd  modified Airfix /typhoon/ ?  HG641 (P) Dark earth/Green over Yellow
Tornado Airfix /typhoon R7936 Ocean grey/ Dark Green over Med. Sea Grey
Typhoon 1st prototype Airfix  P5212 Green (Nivo) over Silver
Typhoon 2nd prototype Airfix  P5216 (P) Dark earth/Green over Yellow
Typhoon IB Airfix  ? Ocean grey/ Dark Green over Med. Sea Grey with black & white bands
Typhoon IB Airfix XMM / R8893 Ocean grey/ Dark Green over Med. Sea Grey with white bands
Typhoon IB Airfix  P7579 Dark earth/Green over Sky
Typhoon NF.IB  Airfix  R7881 Light Grey/ Dark Sea Grey over Light Grey
Typhoon IB Academy FM/B  R8639 Ocean grey/ Dark Green over Med. Sea Grey with black & white bands
Typhoon IB Academy B  R8925 Midlestone / Dark Earth over Azure Blue, 
Typhoon IB Academy EL/A R8742 Ocean grey/ Dark Green over Medium Sea Grey, Left wing Black
Typhoon IB Academy HH/U MN 353 Ocean grey/ Dark Green over Medium Sea Grey
Typhoon IB Academy TP/F RB222 Ocean grey/ Dark Green over Med. Sea Grey
Typhoon FR IB Academy S  EK427 Ocean grey/ Dark Green over Med. Sea Grey
Typhoon IB Academy DP/S SW493 Ocean grey/ Dark Green over Med. Sea Grey with black & white bands
Tempest 1st prototype Heller HM595 (P) Ocean grey/ Dark Green over Yellow
Tempest 1st prototype Heller HM596 (P) Ocean grey/ Dark Green over Yellow
Tempest 2nd prototype Heller HM599 (P) Ocean grey/ Dark Green over Yellow
Tempest 4th prototype Heller/Matchbox LA602 (P) Ocean grey/ Dark Green over Yellow
Tempest prototype Heller/Maintrack EJ518  (P) Ocean grey/ Dark Green over Med. Sea Grey
Tempest prototype Heller/Maintrack NV768  (P) Ocean grey/ Dark Green over Med. Sea Grey
Tempest Mk V Academy SA/F NV706 Ocean grey/ Dark Green over Med. Sea Grey with invasion stripes
Tempest Mk V Academy R/B   JN751 Ocean grey/ Dark Green over Med. Sea Grey
Tempest Mk V Heller JF/E NV724 Ocean grey/ Dark Green over Med. Sea Grey
Tempest Mk VI Academy JV/K NX154 Ocean grey/ Dark Green over Med. Sea Grey
Tempest Mk II Matchbox MW/742 Ocean grey/ Dark Green over Med. Sea Grey
Fury 1st prototype Matchbox NX798 (P) Ocean grey/ Dark Green over Yellow
Fury 2nd prototype Matchbox LA610 (P) Ocean grey/ Dark Green over Yellow
Fury 2nd prototype Matchbox LA610 (P) Ocean grey/ Dark Green over Yellow
Fury 2nd prototype Matchbox LA610 (P) Ocean grey/ Dark Green over Yellow
Fury 3rd prototype Matchbox NX802 (P) Ocean grey/ Dark Green over Yellow
Sea Fury 1st prototype Matchbox SR661  (P) Ocean grey/ Dark Green over Yellow
Sea Fury 2nd prototype Matchbox SR666  (P) Ocean grey/ Dark Green over Yellow
Sea Fury X Matchbox TF895 Ocean grey/ Dark Green over Med. Sea Grey
Sea Fury T20 1st prototype Matchbox VX818 (P) pale green (cowling) and dirty grey primerr finish




Tornado prototypes were tries with an array of different engine/radiator configurations. All variants required conversion from the Airfix Typhoon kit, here the 3rd Tornado prototype HG 641.



Also Tempest got its share of engine experimentation, here one of the prototypes with a circular radiator á-la Fw 190D. A conversion of Heller Tempest kit.



Series-production Furies.


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