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World War II: Great Britain
Aircraft of Great Britain in WWII.
Hosted by Rowan Baylis
SH 1/32nd Hawker Tempest MK.V
Merlin
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 01:27 AM UTC
Nice work Andy!

Both the engine and cockpit are looking really good. I didn't sneak a look at the engine before sending the kit on to you - and seeing it here, I can understand why you're so impressed.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 09:58 AM UTC
Well I'm slowly making progress.
Cockpit parts sub assemblies.

Cockpit together


The fabric HGW harness, although very nice is a right fiddly thing to put together, took me most of a day.
Andy
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 06:59 PM UTC

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Looking good there Andy



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Yep, following this one. Very nice start!

Cheers, D


Thanks guys, glad to have you along.

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What colour did you use for the plumbing on the engine? Specifically which paint - it looks great.


That would be AK's Xtreme Metal Brass, sprays really nice, and can be brushed on with a couple of coats.

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Hi Andy!
Generaly speaking opening any model box, if you have other things to do, is never very smart...

Just keep the pace now, you're on the right track. Your current progress looks great.


Thanks Michal.
Yep, wasn't the cleverest idea I had .
Plodding on slowly with the cockpit, and considering how many parts there are and the some bits are rather fiddly, it is a most enjoyable build so far.
Andy
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 05:29 PM UTC
Hi Andy!
Generaly speaking opening any model box, if you have other things to do, is never very smart...

Just keep the pace now, you're on the right track. Your current progress looks great.
Scrodes
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 01:15 PM UTC
What colour did you use for the plumbing on the engine? Specifically which paint - it looks great.
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 12:30 PM UTC
Yep, following this one. Very nice start!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 08:42 AM UTC
Looking good there Andy
betheyn
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Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - 10:46 PM UTC
Special Hobby via Rowan have sent in their second boxing of the Hi Tech Tempest Mk.V kit, and being rather stupid I opened the box, whilst supposedly working on other reviews, and the inevitable happened, I started it .
Its all SH fault as they included a gorgeous looking resin engine in this boxing, which just cries out to be built, so I did, and with Rowans double build of the earlier Tempests having stalled I just thought what the hell, lets just dive in .
Anyhoo, the customary boxart and info,
Kit - Tempest MK.V "Hi Tech"
Item No - SH 32070
Price - 70 ish

The first job to do (about halfway through the instruction booklet btw) was get the front of the aircraft ready for the inclusion of the resin engine, so the cowling panels need to be cut off and a groove around the edge of the lower front needs channeling out.

Then comes the best bit, the engine.
This is made up of quite a few resin parts, and is beautifully detailed.


Built up and painted, with some wiring (not included in kit).

With the engine built up, I think I had best go back to the beginning of the instructions and build the cockpit.
So stayed tuned .
Andy