Eduard's 1/48 scale Hawker Tempest V. by Tony Prince
Doing my monthly dusting of my display shelves I picked up this Tempest. A long time favourite of mine which has repeatedly survived periodic culling This is the first release of the Tempest from Eduard & my build dates from around 2004 although it could be earlier. Lots of filing, filling & sanding here, especially the tail fin & wing trailing edges. Most detail was finely engraved but the canopy was far too thick so i used a vac-form replacement set. The finished model is otherwise pretty much OOB. I'm sure there's room for a more modern kit of this 'plane. (maybe Airfix?) Hope you like it.
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