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1/32 Special Hobby Hawker Tempest Mk.V (JN766 SA-N)

This is Special Hobby Mk.V with the markings of JN766/SA-N of 486 (RNZAF) Squadron RAF at Castle Camps Cambridgeshire in January 1944.
Cockpit modified with CMK seat and Eduard instrument panel.
I have used Barracudacast Nose and Propeller correction set
Paints are Gunze Sangyo acrylics

Happy modelling

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26 responses

  1. The SH Tempest is a challenging kit. As usual, you came up with an excellent build, Tolga.
    Superb painting and weathering!
    Congratulations!

  2. Came out great, Tolga (@tolgaul). It was a pleasure following along with your build. Well done!

  3. Great looking Tempest, Tolga @tolgaul
    As usual, your painting and weathering results are superb.
    Well done.

  4. Tolga,

    I was looking at your earlier build of this kit, this morning with a cup of coffee about, an hour earlier than this post, thinking you couldn't improve things anymore than this. Then up pops this build. Very few modelers can get away with photographing their models in direct sun light. Exposing the brutal truth or errors in the build and not finding any errors is daring. Love the painting and the subtle tonal variations and the attention to detail. Nothing is over stated. This build is very consistent when compared to your earlier efforts.

    Two thumbs up. Keep up the good work.

  5. Brilliant work Tolga! I dare saying it’s one of the most impressive Tempest I’ve seen when it come to realism. Thumbs up!

  6. Once again, Great build, Tolga.

  7. Wow another fine bit o' modelling from T.U.
    That thing looks fast just sitting still. Quite the beast.
    Sagged tires are definitely appropriate.

  8. Nice result with a kit from the Special Hobby Too Difficult For You Kits Division.

  9. Yet another museum quality work of art.

  10. Super build Tolga @tolgaul.
    A tricky kit particularly with the aftermarket as well, but one beautifully realised !
    Congratulations!

  11. About as good as it gets, Tolga. An exceptional build & of course your usual excellent photography.

  12. Beautifully done.

  13. Another Tolga masterpiece - what more to say?!

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