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Special Hobby Tempest Mk.V #32052 was used for Evan Mackies mount.  Mackie, RNZAF, was the highest scoring Tempest ace with 20+ kills.  Albeit, most of Mackies kills were in Spitfires. 
 
This kit is a most difficult build.  I started this almost 2 years ago and binned it several times as my MoJo was clearly flattened with this.  From the cockpit, wing root and landing gear construction offered me plenty of WTFFF! and Are You Kidding Me! moments. There was a good chance you may have heard my screams.  This kit is clearly recommended for experienced modellers only. 
 
I chose Mackies build as I have several Kiwi friends and the lack of ordinance and invasion stripes show the beautiful lines of the Tempest.  Weathering kept to a minimum as this aircraft was delivered to Mackie May 1945.  See my build log.

Build Details

  • Yahu 3214 IP, center panel only as side panels do not fit
  • Barracuda 32334 Nose Correction Set, 32140 Tempest Wheels, 32011 Spitfire Cockpit Upgrade Part II (Acemaker II gunsight only)
  • Master Model 32096 Tempest Mk.V "short" Cannon Tips
  • Maketar Masks 32122 Tempest Mk.V
  • REXX 32043 exhausts
  • ANYZ AN011 .5mm Braided Thread, AN016 Line Connectors
  • MV Lenses 197 Amber, LS800 Red & Green, PN21 Clear
  • Albion Aluminum Slide Fit Tubes .3mm, .5mm, .7mm and .9mm
  • MR Paint
    • 77 Nato Black
    • 110 RAF Green
    • 111 RAF Interior Grey Green
    • 112 RAF Medium Sea Grey
    • 115 RAF Ocean Grey
    • 118 RAF Sky
    • 122 RAF Marking Yellow
    • 123 RAF Marking Red
    • 135 Insignia White
    • 183 Oxford Blue
  • Vallejo 306 Dark Rubber
  • Various Alclad Colors
  • Tamiya X22 Clear, XF86 Flat Clear
  • MiG Washes
    • Dark Wash
    • Streaking Grime 1203
    • Engine Oil 1408
    • PLW Deep Grey 1602
    • PLW Green Brown 1612
  • MiG Pigments
    • Light Dust 3002
    • Black Smoke P023
    • Rust P025
    • Russian Earth P034

These publications, highly recommended, were critical helping me on this build.  Especially the landing gear rake. 

  • Airframe Minature No.4 Hawker Tempest
  • Osprey 27 Typhoon and Tempest Aces of WWII

 

Warts and all this build yielded some great lessons.  Thank you all for your encouragement and support during this build.
 
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Hi Rick, great that you had the energy to finish this beauty. Your Tempest looks beautiful in every aspect and the pics are well taken too. Never thought about using the Anyz stuff for brake lines, but they do look good with these connectors.

Cheers Rob

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Rick,  one of the hallmarks of a truly world class build is upon close inspection, you see absolutely no sign of all the extra work that was put into the build, UNTIL you put an OOB build next to it.   This, simply put, looks just like a Tempest, not a well done model of a Tempest. 

This is truly stupendous, Rick, and is far and away the best Tempest build I have seen, either in person or in print. Both thumbs up way high in the air!

And with your permission, I’d like to pst this on the FB Page.

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Extremely well done, and an outstanding result :unworthy: :thumbsup2:

Hubert

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On 9/29/2019 at 8:44 AM, DocRob said:

Hi Rick, great that you had the energy to finish this beauty. Your Tempest looks beautiful in every aspect and the pics are well taken too. Never thought about using the Anyz stuff for brake lines, but they do look good with these connectors.

Cheers Rob

Thanks Rob.

ANYZ resin is well done.  I pushed thin electronic wire through the braided thread which allowed me to bend.  Before you push wire through bend end of wire no more the a few mm's to create a "smooth" tip so you may easily push wire through the braided thread.

18 hours ago, Clunkmeister said:

Rick,  one of the hallmarks of a truly world class build is upon close inspection, you see absolutely no sign of all the extra work that was put into the build, UNTIL you put an OOB build next to it.   This, simply put, looks just like a Tempest, not a well done model of a Tempest. 

This is truly stupendous, Rick, and is far and away the best Tempest build I have seen, either in person or in print. Both thumbs up way high in the air!

And with your permission, I’d like to pst this on the FB Page.

Thanks Ernie. Way too generous, but thanks I'll take it!

I'd be honored to have posted on the LSM FB page.

14 hours ago, HubertB said:

Extremely well done, and an outstanding result :unworthy: :thumbsup2:

Hubert

Thanks Hubert!

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Just beautiful, Rick!

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On 10/4/2019 at 9:23 AM, Mikester said:

Just beautiful, Rick!

Thanks Mike!

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Dam Rick, you nailed this one. As Ern said, it IS a Tempest......harv :unworthy:

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On 10/6/2019 at 10:05 AM, harv said:

Dam Rick, you nailed this one. As Ern said, it IS a Tempest......harv :unworthy:

Thanks Harv!

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On 11/2/2019 at 6:06 AM, Sir Desmond Glazebrook said:

Wow! 

Oh no!

I have a build planned.  I'm not worthy!

Your model is exquisite. 

(Show off!) :thumbsup2::D

Cheers Desmond!  Look forward to see yours on the bench.

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Stunning Rick, I mine is still on SOD........but you’ve inspired me to get it down........stunning build and yes this SOB fought me all the way.........

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