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Alistair Gauld
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Airfix 1/72 Hawker Tempest MK.V Post War

May 19, 2023 · in Aviation · · 28 · 0.6K

I have to compliment on a beautifully engineered little kit.
It's been thought out and fits like a dream.
The undercarriage have big chunky attachment points that allow a solid fit but are hidden away.

Primed with Neutral Grey.
Painted with:
Colourcoats Interior Grey Green and FAA/RAF Yellow.
Tamiya Rubber Black, Flat Aluminium, Nato Black, Clear Red and Clear Green.
HR Hobbies (Alclad) High Speed Silver and Xtreme Metals Aluminium.

Wash made from Windsor & Newton Burnt Umber/Sienna thinned with lighter fluid.
Light exhaust staining with AK Weathering Pencils.
Clear coated with Windsor & Newton Galeria Satin Varnish

This was a really great and fun build and I can heartily recommend it to anyone.

Thanks for looking,

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28 responses

  1. What an amazing build Alistair @alistairfgauld! I love the clean metal finish and the subtle panel lines.
    This kit together with the new Mosquito and the Beaufort are what Airfix is all about. Pure fun.

    • Thanks so much,
      I have a bit of a soft spot for Airfix as they were the only kits available where I grew up but the new tools they are bringing out are really good.

  2. Nicely done, Alistair (@alistairfgauld). The metal finish is impressive. I love these newer kits from Airfix.

  3. @alistairfgauld - excellent work on this little gem.

  4. Amazing job, Alistair! Easily passes for 1/48!

  5. Excellently done, Alistair. I'm working on this kit too, and I agree - it's thoughtfully engineered, even cleverly in some places. Airfix are clearly listening to modelers as they produce these kits.

  6. Nice Tempest, Alistair! Airfix has been my favorite model company for over 10 years now. It’s kind of cool because I loved Airfix as kid when I first started out a long time ago!

    • Thanks very much.
      I adored Airfix kits and soldierswhen I was young and despite their reputation hold a special place in my heart.
      A reputation which is now becoming undeserved.

  7. Well done Alistair, at first look I thought it was 1/48.

  8. Excellent result, Alistair @alistairfgauld
    Not only the good engineering of Airfix but dut definitely your modelling skills resulted in a very nice Tempest.

  9. Hats🎩 off to you Alistair Super build 👍

  10. Nice results, Alistar.

  11. That’s great, Alastair, three cheers for Airfix for making such a good kit, and an extra cheer for you for making such a good job of it.

  12. Very nice look!

  13. Tell me Did You enjoy paiting High Speed Silver from Alcad?

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