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  1. Eduard 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.V Early

    Hi Philip, Your choice based on pictures before and after restoration is probably the best way. ruzlkampf on LargeScalePlanes reported a document of Sir Sidney Camm that says: "all Tempest wheel wells will be painted RAF interior green FROM THE FACTORY!" So you are right! But is it possible we can't find an official document related to Tempest interior paintings???!! Stefano
  2. Eduard 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.V Early

    Hi Philip, thank you very much for the informations. If you are interested on the internal colours (cockpit, wheels' wells, undercarriage, and so on) I allow myself to suggest the content of an old article of A. Bentley and Bob Jones, found in the February 1973 issue of Scale Model magazine: "...The interior of the wheels' wells and inside the undercarriage door covers were usually NATURAL METAL OR SILVER. The interior of the cockpit was NIGHT (BLACK) except on a few Tempest V, Series 1, where it was painted AIRCRAFT GREY GREEN. The Seat was either DULL METAL OR BLACK, though again a few were seen in AIRCRAFT GREY GREEN. The inside of the nose radiator intakes were also DULL METAL or sometimes matched the under-surface MEDIUM SEA GREY. Wheels hubs and undercarriage legs and struts were also NATURAL METAL." This is the oldest document I found on Tempest internal colours and the closest to 2nd WW (in effect the magazine smells like mold.....). Stefano
  3. Eduard 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.V Early

    I thought "YOU" were the milling machine!! Is it all plasticard? Which diameter? Did you glue with cyanoacrilate or Tamiya cement? Thank you in advance, Stefano
  4. Eduard 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.V Early

    I'm without words!!! Is it a free hand scratch built work, or are you....a cadcam milling machine??!!
  5. Eduard 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.V Early

    Hi Troy, from your picture it seems the undercarriage is in "unloaded" attitude, and it is the same in A. Bentley drawings and in Special Hobby 1/32 Tempest and in its aftermarkets. Is it possible that the "loaded" attitude of the museum example is because the shock absorbers have been discharged with time? If yes, we'll have one less problem! Stefano
  6. Eduard 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.V Early

    Hi Philip, Thank You for your answer. Another question: I also ordered the SAC Sea Fury undercarriage legs, because the kit ones and the Sac Tempest legs are too simple. But also the Sea Fury legs are in extended not weighted position: if you see the two hinges in the blue circles in your picture they are contrary to the position they have in the real plane picture Any idea on how can we modifie them? Stefano
  7. Eduard 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.V Early

    Hi Pip, Thank you for the link. So do you think the panel lInes are sufficiently deep for washing? Stefano
  8. Eduard 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.V Early

    Pip and Troy, I think that this thread, thank you two, is the summa of solutions to all the problems of Eduard Tempest: length of fuse, wing thickness, undercarriage, wheel wells, rivets and so on. I thougt to start to build my Eduard Tempest with rescribing all the panel lines: but do you think is it necessary? Or is it better to engrave the rivets only? Really, from the HawkerTempest site pictures, it seems that rivets are more visible than panel lines: what do you think? And Pip, your cockpit is really beautiful: did you use any drawing (like those of A. Bentley) for designing it? Thank you, Stefano