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Hawker Tempest II

26 Sqn, Zeltweg, Austria, 1947

I was recently sorting some old kits and found a half-finished Matchbox Tempest in a Heller Tempest box, so I decided to get on with it. This has most of the Matchbox trenches filled with Milliput (though I must admit I got a bit lazy when it came to the engine cowling area) and panel lines/fasteners drawn in with pencil, which was then sealed with Klear. Markings are from Xtradecal. I found illustrations of this aircraft with a red spinner and also a blue / white spinner, but I went with the Xtradecal illustration. Satisfying to have rescued it after all these years.

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Very interesting model!!!

We don't see everyday a Tempest II !

Edited by polo1112

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Looks great in this scheme,....nice one.

Cheers

Tony

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Looks great,built acouple of those with my pocket money as a kid...didn't look this nice mind you...lol

Infamous Matchbox trench panel lines aside,they did some cracking little kits for the era..I have no idea how this matches up to plans but it looks every bit like a Tempest to me...

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That's a grand Tempest you've got there.

It's nice to see the old kits given full justice and not just written off.

Thanks for sharing.

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That looks very smart. I have of these in the stash, that I plan to 'improve' with bits from a scrapped Academy Tempest V, I hope it comes out as good as yours has.

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