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1:48 Tempest pilot

Ref: AL4081

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Introduction

Plusmodel offers aeroplanes modellers, a quick and easy way to complement a simple vignette with a 1:48 scale Hawker Tempest pilot (WWII)

As previous releases and reviews made by me at LSM, the word associated with these products are: simplicity.

As a (almost) dedicated airplane modeller, the act of painting a figure to complement a set of plastic injected built and painted to look like a scale flying machine, looks scaring and a new territory.

What’s on the box?

The clear plastic box shows what you get, one resin piece containing a 1:48 representation of a WW2 Hawker Tempest pilot on the typical RAF flight uniform and wearing a life vest and on a rather relax pose, with both hands on the trousers pockets.

As usual on this sets, no painting instruction are provided, but the label’s back is printed with a large full color draw of the figure. Lots of inspiration on this subject through a quick internet search using your favourite search engine.

 

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A close up pictures provide some detail.

 

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A small mold line is detected along the length of the legs and arms, most probably due to the cast process, but nothing that a modelling knife and a 600 abrasive sandpaper won’t fix.

As proof of my writing, I went to my cave and proceed with the mold and resin excess clean.

At the end of 15 minutes work, this was the result: ready for a soapy wash and after dry, some primer.

 

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As by the pictures, the detail is adequate and with a good quality brush and steady hands can create a very appellative complement to our model airplane.

Please note that the "seam" visible on the interior and exterior part of the trousers are in fact the representation of the stitching line and not a fault on the mold.

 

Conclusion

This set is a nice and easy addition to any Tempest on 48 scale and it will pair with Eduard’s new release and already reviewed here !

Highly recommended!

Our thanks to Plusmodel for the review samples and all the support given. To purchase this directly, click THIS link

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Ricardo Veríssimo

 

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