Jump to content
This site uses cookies! Learn More

This site uses cookies!

You can find a list of those cookies here: mysite.com/cookies

By continuing to use this site, you agree to allow us to store cookies on your computer. :)

Caerbannog

Tempest Mk. V W/Cdr Roland P. Beamont 1:48 Eduard & Alley Cat

Recommended Posts

Hi,

this will be my second entry and I reall yhope I can finish it in time (would be the first time I finish two kits in one GB but hey - this should be workable): My Eduard boxing of the 1:48 Tempest was a special offer by A2Zee and included Alley Cat resin pieces like wheels and a corrected tail:

IMG_5196_zps1cb08e8b.jpg

I will build it as Roland P. Beamonts Tempest.

Rene

Edit: Forgot to list - the kit canopy will be replaced with the Rob Taurus vacuformed canopy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Be interested to hear how you get on with it, got the same kit in the stash.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Rene,

Welcome to the build. I have also got the same model in my stash and I am also very interested how you get on.

Cheers,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm having a go at my first Eduard kit for this group build so I will be interested to see this one in progress too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Be interested to hear how you get on with it, got the same kit in the stash.

Likewise.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

HI Rene

Neat choice, a few points. the Alleycat wheels are not very good, though for Beamont's Tempest R-B, you will need some 5 spoke wheels, Ultracast do some Typhoon ones which might be a bit thick but are probably your best bet.

here's some links which should help

I have a part done Tempest, I thinned the wing, which while dull, really makes a difference, plus a few other tweaks, detailed here, most pics on page 2.

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/77475-jaguar-tempest-kit/

If you've not seen it, you can learn a lot by checking Paul Budzik's scratchbuilt Tempest, lots of useful info
http://paulbudzik.com/models/tempest-page.html

Note, for wheel wells, the Tempest site has a few Tempest walkrounds, but some of them are missing various pipes and cables, specifically the RAF Hendon planes.

But, LA607 has all these gubbins still in place, so that's the one to use for reference
here

http://www.hawkertempest.se/index.php/indetail/walkarounds/296-walkaround-hawker-tempest-mk-ii-la607

A fair amount of added work, but really worth while I think.

EDIT - repaired links etc

The wheels linked by Brews below are what you want as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi and thanks for the support. Yes Barracuda has recently added wheels for the Tempest. I think I will order them tomorrow along with some other wheels they added the last 6 months.

I heard about the thick wing isue and thought I make it easy for me and forget about it. But now I think this makes sense...

Untill now not much happend - I just washed the resin pieces and had a closer look on what is ahead. :crosseyed:

Rene

Edit: I wonder about the cockpit colour... I suppose Eduard got it wrong in the instruction and from another topic here I recall that some Tempests were over-all black in the cockpit (instrument panel, side consoles, seat and framework etc) others were over-all black from canopy untill the bottom edge of the instrument panel. I recall pictures with the frames and seat in silver and the rest in "interior green" (as opposed to Barlley grey which Eduard states here)? And other pictures were frames and seat are also "interiour green". Trouble is I think all pictures show restored aircrafts so I cannot be 100% sure this is correct. Any ideas?

Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I started working on the wing. Better to get the boring stuff done first. As we have nice weather at the moment I took the wing and sanding stick to work and went outside in lunchtime. The good thing at working in the middle of nowhere is there are some fields which are quite nice to sit in, have lunch and sanding :-) It is less boring when it is not done over the kitchen sink or in the man cave.

The wheelwell openings were thinned with a scalpel (the right is thinned the left not yet):

IMG_5332_zpse5ab32c9.jpg

IMG_5331_zps8b42b9aa.jpg

The holes for the shell ejection will be opened soon.

Then I sanded the outside of the wings and fuselage with 1000 grid paper to dull it a bit - as I have the funny idea to rivet it. In this case I will draw lines with a pencil first (were the rivet lines will be), which will not work on the glossy plastic surface but on the now dull one. The only problem is I have no reference drawings but only pictures of a rivited Tempest from Eduard side and pics of the new Airfix kit.

I decided to go with RAF interior green and black for the interior and silver seat - unless someone can give be other information. I think painting will be done on Sunday.

Rene

Edit: Photobucket drives me crazy: The orientation of my pics is horizontal for both original files AND in The photobucket libary but when posed here one is suddenly vertical :mental:

Edit 2: Some days later the orientation of the pics is suddenly correct. :banghead:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OK some work done on the cockpit:

DSC_1800_zps19a5c942.jpg

And part assembled (the side wall is not glued yet):

DSC_1801_zpsda3c5e61.jpg

DSC_1802_zpsd9c1ee81.jpg

I need to add the PE to the left side wall, instrument panel and stick. Then a bit of weathering and chipping, touching up etc. Maybe I find some time this evening to finish the cockpit.

Rene

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That cockpit looks very good. I do like these Eduard kits.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great start . I have this one myself so I'll be watching with interest

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Progress slowed down a bit last week, but now all PE parts for the cockpit and wheel well are in place. Next step will be ading some plumbing inside the wheelwells and some wetahering to the cockpit before I can close up the fuselage and wings. The PE included is really nice and makes quite a difference to the sometimes rather basic kit parts.

IMG_5516_zpsa7faa4ac.jpg

IMG_5512_zps6303c040.jpg

IMG_5513_zps1489ee04.jpg

IMG_5514_zps876d0582.jpg

Now I need to check if I will add the drop tanks or not - I will have to drill some holes if I attach them (something I am prone to forget...).

Rene

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looking very good!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Be interested to hear how you get on with it, got the same kit in the stash.

Another one here also - got to start mine in a couple of weeks so this will help me no end!

Nick

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is some very nice paintwork. I have also got this one in the stash, so will be watching.

Cheers,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Only painted the radiator parts yesterday and improved the tail wheel well a bit by makeing the PE part which is to be used with the kits IP parts fit. it took a while but was rather easy to do as the resin can be cut quite easily with a scalpel blade:

tailwheel_zps897e8a8b.jpg

Rene

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Progress slowed down a bit last week, but now all PE parts for the cockpit and wheel well are in place. Next step will be ading some plumbing inside the wheelwells and some wetahering to the cockpit before I can close up the fuselage and wings. The PE included is really nice and makes quite a difference to the sometimes rather basic kit parts.

IMG_5516_zpsa7faa4ac.jpg

IMG_5512_zps6303c040.jpg

IMG_5513_zps1489ee04.jpg

IMG_5514_zps876d0582.jpg

Now I need to check if I will add the drop tanks or not - I will have to drill some holes if I attach them (something I am prone to forget...).

Rene

Neat Work Rene

May I 'umbly suggest adding some pipes to the wheel well

phoca_thumb_l_72a60d356dba4f8aad738f84c2

Paul Budzik's build maybe an easier guide, but they are very visible, especially the ones at the back.

http://paulbudzik.com/models/tempest-construction/tempest-construction.html

phoca_thumb_l_3fd0e9e3a3244b20ae67e9d0da

How did the wing thinning go?

cheers

T

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Haha - I already started the plumbing yesterday night (using your links on page 1 - thanks!). I have no pics taken but these will follow soon. The etched triangles had to be removed again - I just could not get the wire I used through them. In the end I replaced them with wire. I have to admitt that plumbing the thing is more work than I expected and I suppose I will have to spend two more evenings on this.

Thanks,

Rene

Edit: Concerning the thinning of the wings I will not say anything untill this is glued together and in place. :shutup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Now I need to check if I will add the drop tanks or not - I will have to drill some holes if I attach them (something I am prone to forget...).

Rene

HI again Rene

If accuracy is yr thing, avoid the drop tanks!

the real thing has a clear plastic fairing, which has been tricky to reproduce, the Budzik build cast them in clear resin.

here's the real thing...

post-3547-1209595531.jpg

http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=19531&page=11

This is the sort of thing you actually want aftermarket for!

All the pics I have seen of Beamont's plane and the 3sq ones at the same time do not show tanks.... as it's quite specialist I don't know if they were is service around D-Day. this is a Chris Thomas question for a proper answer.

tempest_2.jpg

.... as well as a set of decent wheel wells, though it's not too hard to add the piping, just tricky!

I part did my one before my plastic hacking got derailed into a box...#

You may find it easier to follow the simplfied version as show in the Budzik build....

cheers

T

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks a lot Troy!

Actually I like the look of the Tempest without tanks much more - so I will leave them off. Regarding the wheel well I will see how much I can recreate before I start running amok :-)

Yesterday was not my day for detail work. I knocked everything over which was in my proximity... Hope to perform better today.

Rene

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybee I am wrong but wasn't Richard Beaumont's Tempest a early version with the "old"guns during D-Day?!

These were sticking a little bit out of the wings?!

Cheers,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

×