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1/72 Kovozávody Prostějov Hawker Tempest Mk.V "486. (NZ) Squadron"


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Dear fellow Britmodellers,

here's the new 1/72 Kovozávody Prostějov Hawker Tempest Mk.V in markings of 486. (NZ) Squadron, flown by Squadron Leader Warren Schrader in March 1945.

I built from the box, adding whip antenna from stretched sprue.

Painted with Gunze/Mr.Hobby acrylics, photographs by Wolfgang Rabel.

 

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The new KP kit is superior to the Academy model in terms of shape and dimensions, but does require some work, especially around the wing/fuselage joints.

The wing walkways are airbrushed.

 

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Thank you for your interest in this topic, best greetings from Vienna!

Roman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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34 minutes ago, Roman Schilhart said:

Hawker Tempest Mk.V in markings of 486. (NZ) Squadron, flown by Squadron Leader Warren Schrader in March 1945.

 

Hi Roman,

 

Very Nice :D

Always like a Tempest

 

This is Wing Commander WE "Smokey" Schrader beside his 486 Squadron Tempest,

in Holland.

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(RNZAF Official - Air Force Museum of New Zealand - Used with Permissions)

 

Thanks for sharing your Model Build with us

 

Regards

 

Alan

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Roman,

 

The Tempest looks GREAT!!!! You continue to set the bar high with a very realistic result.  Wolfgang compliments your work of art with outstanding photographs.  I like this Tempest A LOT!!!!! :worthy:

 

Mike 

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2 hours ago, 72modeler said:

Very nice Tempest, Roman! I always thought the Academy kit was pretty accurate- how is the new KP kit better?

Mike

Hello Mike!

In my opinion KP captures the look of the Tempest better, especially the nose.

 

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KP Tempest:

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34 minutes ago, Roman Schilhart said:

In my opinion KP captures the look of the Tempest better, especially the nose.

Thanks for that comparison shot, although the Academy Tempest still looks great imho, the KP one just looks superb.

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1 hour ago, Bedders said:

Looks very nice. Might there be an issue with the undercarriage doors on the KP?

 

Justin

Well spotted Justin.

They inner doors are the wrong way around, entirely my fault.

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A terrific looking Tempest, Roman.  You've brought out all the power and magesty of the real thing.  I'm definitely going to have to have a couple of these.  I'm looking forward to the Mk II and, hopefully, Mk VI as well.

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Great Tempest Roman

 

Colours looks brilliant

 

Really like the comparison between the Academy and KP versions

 

One of my favourite aircraft!

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Hi Again My Friend Roman!!!

 

You have made me have nice time admiring this gem  of a build you shared here, and the time was well invested...Congratulations for this new build!!!

 

Knowing about your work schedule in these last times, really think is a great acheivement to get a kit towards finishing line in these busy times!!!.

Was watching carefully this build as was thinking I  have a lot of Tempest kits in my stash as BTW, this aircraft was one of my first builds in 1/72 back in 1979 when I started my transition from 1/48 to 1/72... So, since I build the Old Revell/Lodela (Mexican made) model that came with the Three Versions Box many times to have all the versions that the manufacturer and ESCI decals have included in their sheets, have in the stash the Heller/Airfix, the Academy, Matchbox and the Frog/Novo/Zvezda kits...and seems will have to buy one of KP to compare and correct something in the others...

 

(Sorry but have to recognize that modelers like you work better than the magazine promotionals in my mind...) :) 

 

Anyway, enjoyed a huge lot the comments and the job you have done and think all the quality of this build  has come  with the usual high standars you always deliver here. Enjoyed to watch carefully the pics. And also, agree with Sky Keg. 

 

Thank you very much for sharing!!!

Cheers!!!

Luis Alfonso 

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