Special Hobby 1/32 Tempest V & VI
I was quite happy with my Eduard kits representing the magnificent Tempest. A price drop provided a good excuse to check if size matters. Well, it does.
Being a limited run kit, assembly requires much part test fitting. Fortunately for that, the parts count is relatively low.
The main drawback of the kit is the wrong spinner size and radiator shape that cannot be fixed. (Big fatal error.) Fortunately, Barracuda Cast issued a resin correction kit.
The Tempest V represents the mount of Roger Beamont issued by Revell. I chose the early variant to build with the correction kit. Challenging is an understatement to describe the work on the big resin chunks to fit the kit.
The Tempest VI was built OOB. I assumed that the different shape of the variant thanks to the additional wing radiators plus the silver metal coat will do the trick of hiding the flaw.
I sleep peacefully on that.