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Hawker Tempest F5 3Sqn RAF Wunsdorf Germany 1947-48.

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Built this for the Hawker Siddley GB. Thought I should post it here too.

 

Hawker Tempest F5 3Sqn RAF Wunsdorf Germany 1947-48.

Academy kit with Airfix rockets and Freightdog decals. Painted with Humbrol enamels and hairy stick.

 

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All comments much appreciated.

 

Phil

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Superb.  I like the Tempest in silver.  It really brings out those powerful lines.  I could have sworn this was the new Special Hobby kit in 1/32nd!  Did you really paint that silver with a brush?  You're a better man than I, Gunga Din.

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3 minutes ago, Meatbox8 said:

Superb.  I like the Tempest in silver.  It really brings out those powerful lines.  I could have sworn this was the new Special Hobby kit in 1/32nd!  Did you really paint that silver with a brush?  You're a better man than I, Gunga Din.

Thanks, my modelling space consists of a table in front of the telly. So all my painting is done with a brush.

 

Phil

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7 minutes ago, shatters said:

Thanks, my modelling space consists of a table in front of the telly. So all my painting is done with a brush.

 

Phil

Looks great.  I don't think I could get anywhere near to as good brush painting silver. 

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Lovely Tempest.

 

Tips on brush painting silver like that would be appreciated.

 

John.

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Ah a table in front of the telly. I have one of those, the table that is, we didn't bother with the telly this time. So I have the table and you show me what is possible to do on it, excellent work, a lovely model very skillfully done.

 

 

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A fine looking Tempest and and extremely fine example of brush work.

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I like that., nicely done with the silver, which Humbrol number was that? It looks good for a HS silver finish to my eye.

Steve.

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Very nice! Love these post-war schemes. 

 

A great looking Tempest. 

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Probably the nicest scheme to ever be seen on a Tempest V. I’m a sucker for green and those codes look superb. Also echoing the plaudits for an outstanding paint brush silver finish - that really is done extremely well. 

 

Cheers.. Dave 

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14 hours ago, KelT said:

Ah a table in front of the telly. I have one of those, the table that is, we didn't bother with the telly this time. 

 

 

A table? Luxury. I used to manage with a beer mat balanced on one knee..

 

What a fantastic Tempest. The silver finish really suits it - a masterful paint job.

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Really nice, looks great in silver!

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8 hours ago, IanC said:

A table? Luxury. I used to manage with a beer mat balanced on one knee..

 

 

Pah a beer mat ? When I was a kid l had to do my modelling on the back of a postage stamp, at the same time a my 4 brothers.

 

I'll get my coat.😄🧥

 

Phil

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22 hours ago, johnd said:

Lovely Tempest.

 

Tips on brush painting silver like that would be appreciated.

 

John.

Wow, I'm really blown away by everyone's comments. Thanks guys.

 

To answer John's question, I use a new  size 2 brush and apply really thin coats working in opposite directions. I mix the paint to within an inch of its life and try not to overload the brush.

 

The paint is basic Humbrol 11.

 

Phil

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Fantastic and no airbrush...  I use only brushes and have been shying away from doing a P47D Thunderbolt 1:72 in silver livery.   I will have to practice the technique you use.

Many thanks.

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13 minutes ago, shatters said:

I use a new  size 2 brush and apply really thin coats

You make it sound very easy. How many coats does it usually take?

Thanks,

John.

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1 minute ago, johnd said:

You make it sound very easy. How many coats does it usually take?

Thanks,

John.

If you mix the paint well and have a good tin 2 or 3 should do the trick.

 

Phil

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Beautiful Tempest....and all bulled up too. Now I need to go in search of one of these magic tables if it'll help me

and my cohorts of hairy sticks paint as good as that!

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Very nice. Paint looks great.   I must admit that I was shocked when I read it was 72nd scale as I too thought it was larger.

Thanks for sharing 

All the best best 

Chris 

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