Hawker’s Tempest V from Special Hobby in 1/32nd.
An excellent kit which however needs care & adherence to the instructions! Parts fit is excellent as is surface detailing & all the little bits in the cockpit & undercarriage. I found the instructions a bit confusing at times but I am very happy with the result. I took my time & it paid off. There are several markings choices here & I chose one of Pierre Clostermanns machines as I became a fan after reading ‘The Big Show’ many years ago. Incidentally, the decals are superb; from Eduard & they go on & snuggle down without a hitch. Although this kit is the ‘Hi – Tech’ version, I opted not to use the resin parts with the exception of the main wheels & seat. I’m also not a particular fan of etched brass so only used a few of these as well. Any differences are so hard to spot that the greater ease of gluing plastic prevailed.
This is certainly the best kit I’ve seen from Special Hobby… I hope you like my efforts!
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