I am always looking for something a little different to build, and I was pleased when Special Hobby recently released this new model. The new Special Hobby kits have a very good reputation, so I was eager to build this plane for the Empire of [...]
Special Hobby's 1/48 kit was the only one of this mark available until very recently, when Eduard announced their forthcoming kit. I had already ordered the SH one & since all my previous efforts at a Vc had been kitbashed by various means, [...]
The ultimate Corsair to see service in the Second World War was the F4U-4. The first prototype XF4U-4 took flight on April 19, 1944, followed quickly by four other prototypes. The airplane was powered by the R2800-18W, an excellen[...]
A fun build this one.
Primed with Tamiya Flat White.
Painted with Humbrol 174 Signal Red Enamel, Tamiya Neutral Grey, Flat Green, Rubber Black, Mr. Color Dark Iron, Alclad Airframe Aluminium.
OOB except for the pitot tube which I replaced with A[...]
When in 1934 an icon like General Henry "Hap" Arnold enthusiastically declared the Martin B-10 to be "the air power wonder of its day", this was tantamount to elevation to the rank of aeronautical nobility. What exactly led Arnold to this favour[...]
The Tempest, which was first called the Typhoon II, was Sydney Camm’s response to the shortcomings of the original Typhoon fighter, most particularly the Typhoon's unexpected deterioration in performance at high altitude due to it[...]
The Tempest, which was first called the Typhoon II, was Sydney Camm’s response to the shortcomings of the original Typhoon fighter, most particularly the Typhoon's unexpected deterioration in performance at high altitude due to its too[...]
I saw this item as a new arrival at Sprue Brothers, and looked at Special Hobby’s website. I read that they had consulted with Eduard on the kit, and ordered it immediately. To my great pleasure, it appears to be the Profi Pack Eduard kit due in[...]
This is a brief introduction to the build review of the 1/48 scale Special Hobby Tempest MK II.