Hawker Tempest Mk II, Eduard 1/48

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    Paul Barber said 2 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Hi @airbum great call on the group!

    Been looking for a reason to build one of these for a while and with the school holidays looming I'm happy to commit to Eduard's 'late' version. Don't usually pick planes that never saw combat, so this will be a new piece of research for me.

    This one 'fought' in 'Malaya'.

    The Eduard info states:

    "In Europe, the Tempest Mk.II saw post-war service with two Fighter Command squadrons, as well as with three BAFO (British Air Forces of Occupation) squadrons in Germany. All these would be re-equipped with Vampire jets by 1949, except for No. 33 Sqn whose Mk.IIs would see combat use in 1949-51 during RAF operations against the communist guerillas in Malaya."

    Here is the colour scheme - the early 50s 'Long-Range Day Fighter Scheme'.

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    Erik Gjørup said 2 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Great idea Paul. I shall be strapped in to follow your build.

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    John vd Biggelaar said 2 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Great choice, Paul @yellow10
    Looking forward to this build.

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    Pedro L. Rocha said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    That’s a splendid choice Paul @yellow10
    The unusual combination of azure blue with the typical topside grey and green plus the blue spinner really sets this one apart

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    Eric Berg said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    Paul @yellow10 - Great choice of markings. You will love building this kit.

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    Amazing entry, my friend @yellow10! Looking forward to it!

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