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Hawker Tempest
Topic Started: Jul 10 2018, 06:38 AM (49 Views)
DevilFish
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LCDR Paul "Voodoo" Carter
To parallel Mark's Typhoon, I'm doing the Eduard Tempest.

Unlike current kits, this is more like a limited run kit, with no locator pins, and plenty of ejection marks etc.

On the plus side, you get a lovely full resin cockpit. Just a shame most of it is hardly visible...

Posted ImageTempest by Paul Carter, on Flickr

Posted ImageTempest by Paul Carter, on Flickr

Posted ImageTempest by Paul Carter, on Flickr

Posted ImageTempest by Paul Carter, on Flickr

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Simon G
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heavy weatherer
:cool
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Olde Farte
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Lt. Derek 'Smurfy' Reeve
Excellent cockpit Paul.
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DevilFish
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LCDR Paul "Voodoo" Carter
Thanks Del. That "excellent cockpit" has been torn apart, because once the fuselage was buttoned up, the cockpit floor and the undercarriage wells fouled each other. And I don't mean a little...a lot!

Posted Image2018-07-12_07-42-24 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

I am in the process of cutting away a lot of the floor and sidewalls to gain clearance!

While I had the knife out, I had one other modification to carry out. The aircraft I plan on doing is Roland Beamont's mount, which was an early model, with protruding cannon barrels. The kit comes with later flush ones, and to convert, you have to cut the wings and insert a new part.

Posted Image20180711_193507 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

Posted Image20180711_193513 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

Posted Image20180711_193519 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

Five mins after doing this, I found that I could get brass cannon fairings that would have fitted straight to the original wing. I had been looking for these, but had no joy, until I started cutting, lol
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Mark M
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Hawk T1
ouch, im glad i opted for the typhoon
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DevilFish
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Mark M
Jul 12 2018, 07:00 AM
ouch, im glad i opted for the typhoon
Got my eye on one on E-bay....

Yea, this is definitely more of a limited run kit.
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Lt. Derek 'Smurfy' Reeve
:rolf :rolf :rolf You really are a glutton for punishment Paul.
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LCDR Paul "Voodoo" Carter
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Jul 12 2018, 10:44 AM
:rolf :rolf :rolf You really are a glutton for punishment Paul.
Let's just say, I like to "test" my modeling skills.... :whistle
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