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'.