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Hawker Tempest V Resin Upgrades & Decals (for Eduard 1:48)

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Hawker Tempest V Resin Upgrades & Decals (for Eduard)

1:48 Eduard & Eduard Brassin

 

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If you haven’t yet heard of Eduard’s new kit that has become the top kit in 1:48, where have you been?  We’ve already seen a bunch of aftermarket updates from Eduard to add even more detail to an already excellent kit, but here comes another batch with a slightly different focus.  Two are resin parts used around the chin intake, while the other two are national markings decals for early and late airframes.

 

 

Tempest Mk.V Intake Ring (648499)

This part was fitted in the chin intake to prevent warm air from the radiator being drawned into the carb intake, as warm air reduces performance of the engine, and that’s a bad thing.  This single, fine piece of resin should be easily released from the fine web between it and the casting block, and can then be glued in directly to the kit panel.  The lip is superbly thin and will look great in position on the kit.

 

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Tempest Mk.V Dust Filter w/eyelid (648500)

Another single part set with an open pair of eyelid doors exposing the fine horizontal splitter, and showing how the eyelid works in practice.  This was an alternate “tropical” filter that was useful when operating on poorly managed forward airfields as the RAF advanced through Europe in support of the front-line troops.  In order to get a proper view of the piece and do it justice, I stitched three views of it together below.

 

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Tempest Roundels Early (D48031)& Late (D48032)

If you’re a bit clumsy with decals, have a number of Overtrees boxings of the kit, a multi-subject decal sheet with only one set of roundels, or perhaps just have another manufacturer’s kit with no/damaged roundels, you now have a simple choice of early or late roundels?  Each set includes four wing roundels - two each for top and bottom, another roundel for each side of the fuselage and two handed fin flashes for the tail fin – always red on the leading edge.

 

The Decals are printed in the Czech Republic in good registration, sharpness and colour density, with a thin gloss carrier film cut close to the printed areas.

 

 

Early (D48031)

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Late (D48032)

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