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  1. stefano59

    Eduard 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.V Early

    Thank you Philip, this is one of the most complete wip concerning one of the most interesting 2nd WW aircraft. I hope to find soon the time to build my Tempest with your tips. Stefano
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    Eduard 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.V Early

    Hi Philip, thank you for the informations. But which is the correct painting sequence when you use the Hataka (from the primer to the final matt clear coat)? Which primer, preshading, clear gloss, clear matt and so on? Thank you again, Stefano
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    Eduard 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.V Early

    Thank you Philip, also for the spreadsheet. Do you thin the Hataka or do you use them directly from the bottle?
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    Eduard 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.V Early

    Hi Philip, is it the glue dry at the end? In other words: did you finish this masterpiece? Is it in a gallery? And did you use the Hataka paints? What about them? TIA, Stefano
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    Eduard 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.V Early

    That micro vise is very interesting: where can we find it? And what can we say for the navigation lights? Simply perfect! This is not only a wip but a scratch building tutorial!! Thank you for sharing! Stefano
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    Eduard 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.V Early

    Thank you, Philip. I'm waiting for other scratchbuilding masterpieces! Stefano
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    Eduard 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.V Early

    Hi Philip, Which is your first impression using Hataka paints? I read very contrasting opinions, from the best to the worst. Btw, which are your airbrushing parameters? Do you thin the Hataka, or do you add retarder/leveller to them? Thank you, Stefano
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    Eduard 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.V Early

    Hi Philip, thank You. Your second image of the mkV EJ693 seems to confirm my first opinion: black side walls and internal green tubular structure. How does the rudder edge fit in the fin? Stefano
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    Eduard 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.V Early

    Hello Philip and All, excuse me for the folliwing o.t.. Since Chris Thomas, the greatest expert on Tempest, partecipated in a very competent way in this discussion, I would ask him for a definitive opinion on the internal colors of the Tempest (cockpit, wheels' well, inside of air intake and so on). In particular for the cockpit you can often read of the upper side wall in black (night) and internal green for the lower. Instead, after seeing several images, I'd distinguish the internal side of the fuse and instrument panel (black, night, what else?) from the tubular structure surrounding the seat. What does Mr. Thomas think? And what about the seat? Thanks in advance, Stefano
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    Eduard 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.V Early

    Thank you Philip, great scatchbuilding on lamps and on all the rest of the plane, and this work makes fascinating this old kit. Stefano
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    Eduard 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.V Early

    Hi Philip, yes, five spokes for MkV Series 1, but 4 for Series 2. Are you sure the Tempest wheels were the same of Typhoon? I red that, because the thinner laminar wing of Tempest, also the wheels were thinner. Beautiful work on lights and cuckoo doors: please, may You describe how did you build those black lampholders? TIA, Stefano
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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??!!
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