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TOPIC: Eduard 1:48 Tempest V 486 Sqn ** Finished**

Eduard 1:48 Tempest V 486 Sqn ** Finished** 2 months 3 weeks ago #1

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Howdy, sports fans.
Time to kick off with 486 Sqn this time. Kevin dropped in to the Taupo Hobby Expo to fetch the Vampire FB 5/9, and brought with him the next in the series.
Appropriate for this group build I believe.



I’ve had a yearning for the Eduard Tempest V, despite the pros and cons list. The main downer (to the AMS clique) is the approx.. 2.5mm short fuselage length.
Eduard’s resin and PE additions always make the build enjoyable.

The length issue nagged me, over the initial days. Nothing else for it but to adjust the fuselage. I wouldn’t be content knowing the finished kit would be ‘short’.
There are new challenges on each build. Patience and forethought ease the pain of dragging out saws and files.












More to follow, once you're up to speed.

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There are two types of aircraft: fighters and targets

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Eduard 1:48 Tempest V 486 Sqn 2 months 3 weeks ago #2

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Ever thought your drawings might be 2.5mm out? :P
I gave one of these away to some sucker, it's a pile of poop, but that's just my opinion as I don't like fighting a kit straight out of the box.
Looking forward to see what you can do with it, it might inspire me to build the other one I've got :whistle:
Try not to leave big finger prints on the wings this time ;) :P

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First thing i thought when i saw this thread "ok how much of the original kit will be used how much will completely be rebuilt"

You've not Disappointed so far :-)

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Gary wrote: :P I gave one of these away to some sucker, it's a pile of poop, but that's just my opinion...


Well speaking as the aforementioned, "sucker", just wait until November and we'll see what it can be turned in to !! - Yeah, Ross, you thought you had 'issues' with the undercart of the Vampire, matey: this one is worse - go-ahead ask me how I know !! - I was going to build mine as a Kiwi one aswell, but I'll find a different scheme simply as a contrast.


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Try not to leave big finger prints on the wings this time ;) :P


Funny, Gaz. You're a funny guy..
Now go climb a rock.

Keeps you humble, though, don't it? Never live that down, a glaring fingerprint on a model at a Hobby Expo.
I didn't hear the kit's that bad, though. Apart from the fuselage.
Certainly, word on the street is the AMT is a better profile. But, for detail, not a patch on Eduard.

I prefer working on the exterior when the internals are good.

Yeah, Ross, you thought you had 'issues' with the undercart of the Vampire, matey: this one is worse - go-ahead ask me how I know !!


That doesn't inspire confidence, Ian.
Certainly, the Vampire did provide conniptions. But of my own making.
I'll keep this to OOB, if it let's me! CA glue solves many glitches.

First thing i thought when i saw this thread "ok how much of the original kit will be used how much will completely be rebuilt"


Fingers crossed, this is about the worst of it.
The rest should be simple putty and filing of edges.

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There are two types of aircraft: fighters and targets

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Eduard 1:48 Tempest V 486 Sqn 2 months 3 weeks ago #6

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The resin is certainly the dog's avocados. Pity you won't see much once in.
Even so, I did a proper job.







Not content with the kit PE I snagged the 48204 set, for the flaps and another flap radiator grille.
Also gave me more for other areas.
PE and copper wire made a nice difference to the wheel bays.











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There are two types of aircraft: fighters and targets

On the bench:
Esci A-1H, I.D. Models 1/72 Andover vac, Testors 1/72 Harrier, Hasegawa 1/72 F-15D

Eduard 1:48 Tempest V 486 Sqn 2 months 3 weeks ago #7

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I love watching your builds. They’re like a kit/ scratch build all in one. Nice save on the fuselage.

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Eduard 1:48 Tempest V 486 Sqn 2 months 2 weeks ago #8

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Morning, gentlemen.

Headache avoided.
Wings are together, with one minor hiccup.





Then came the usual boxing match.






The forward wing attach was the burr under my blanket.



Meanwhile, some detail fun.
SOP for Eduard - file/sand down all trailing edges. how to replace the fabric detail on the rudder?
Stretched styrene and filler. I glued strips of 800-grit wet-n-dry around toothpicks and gently sanded things down.



Still tackling the lower flap PE. CA is both blessing and curse.
Meanwhile, I sorted the u/c probs with a (sort-of) easy fix.

Rather having a fun build so far.
All the pain of Hobby Craft and Classic Airframes teaches one Herculean patience, and outside-the-box thinking at an Olympic level.

Catch yers later

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There are two types of aircraft: fighters and targets

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Esci A-1H, I.D. Models 1/72 Andover vac, Testors 1/72 Harrier, Hasegawa 1/72 F-15D

Eduard 1:48 Tempest V 486 Sqn 2 months 2 weeks ago #9

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Good start Ross.

I'm waiting for the new tool Tempest IIRC it's due this year...

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Nice work so far Ross

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You are a beggar for punishment Ross. Don't forget the Eduard kit is too fat in the leading edge of the fin and needs thinning in this area.

I'm another person with this kit and I'm looking forward to Eduard's re-tool of it.

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Compared to previous builds this is far from "punishment".
B)

Yep, I became aware of the too-thick fin after the fact.
Since this is commission I won't bother with correction. However, should I find an old-tool Mk V at decent $$, I wouldn't turn up the nose at finding the Alley Cat tail conversion to go with it.

Only because I can.

Still, would be a great comparison, a side-by-side build with the new-tool.

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Esci A-1H, I.D. Models 1/72 Andover vac, Testors 1/72 Harrier, Hasegawa 1/72 F-15D

Eduard 1:48 Tempest V 486 Sqn 2 months 1 week ago #13

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Here was a little sideshow.

An aside made by a friend pointed out the u/c is too long. Looking at SAC units gave me the basics for some minor mods.
Rather than splash out on SAC metal I followed SOP with these small articles.
Cut apart and drilled-and-pinned.

Since I build a lot at night photo shots rely on artificial light more.
I have edited the pic for clearer detail, in case you were wondering.



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Eduard 1:48 Tempest V 486 Sqn 2 months 2 days ago #14

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Howdy, sports fans.

We're in Paint bay.























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Esci A-1H, I.D. Models 1/72 Andover vac, Testors 1/72 Harrier, Hasegawa 1/72 F-15D

Eduard 1:48 Tempest V 486 Sqn ** Finished** 18 hours 48 minutes ago #15

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Gentlemen

Kevin’s collection grew one more.
The Eduard legacy kit Tempest V, using the kit PE and resin, an extra PE set (for flaps, landing gear and rad faces), and the Xtradecals for the 486 machine, JN766.

I wasn’t happy unless the flaps were down. Which proved a minor bout of hair-pulling.

Colours are:
Medium Sea Grey - Xtracolour Barley Grey lightened with white
Ocean grey - Humbrol 5, modulated with white.
Dark Green – custom mix from some gloss auto enamels donated by a friend, matched to a colour chip of Hu 116.

Rather than painting in matt and shooting a gloss clear, for the decals, I like shooting gloss colours.
Saves one step.

I used both kit and Xtradecal markings.

What kit-bashing is there? Only minor things, surprisingly.

Extended the fuselage 2.5mm, forward of the empenage.
Scratched a litho ali seat, and some sidewall details.
Added strips ali sheet, for the radiator/carb intake supports.
And added a whip aerial from stretched sprue.
Oh, yeah. S/b plumbing in the wheel wells.

Base colour of Tamiya silver, with hair spray, for some chipping and wear on the wings and nose.
The gloss enamel proved difficult to scrub the paint enough for a more realistic effect.

We live and learn.

I was visiting in Kevin’s manor for the weekend so I could drop by with the Tempest. I could finally see his collection for the first time. To see 8 yrs of work in the one cabinet was an eye-opener!

He was well pleased with this latest, too.

I realized I am fulfilling a dream I had 30 yrs ago, without realizing, to build a collection of RNZAF machines.
The irony is, they’re not all for my display. God works in mysterious ways …


Next up, P-51D ‘29’ from the Tamiya.





















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Esci A-1H, I.D. Models 1/72 Andover vac, Testors 1/72 Harrier, Hasegawa 1/72 F-15D

Eduard 1:48 Tempest V 486 Sqn ** Finished** 18 hours 16 minutes ago #16

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Sensational outcome Ross. Lots of great scratching in the middle of it too.

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Eduard 1:48 Tempest V 486 Sqn ** Finished** 15 hours 21 minutes ago #17

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Appreciate that you put a hell of a lot of effort into the project, and that this is a commission build and that your customer is obviously happy, Ross, just seems to my eye, a wee bit over-weathered for a pre-D-Day machine that wouldn't have been with the squadron too long. Just my two-penn'arth not any sort of criticism.



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Eduard 1:48 Tempest V 486 Sqn ** Finished** 12 hours 15 minutes ago #18

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Nice result. Maybe the best looking WWII British aircraft for me. Don't forget to put a few pictures in the completed thread. :cheer:

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Thank you, Bishop. Rather a pleasant build, all's said and done.

Just my two-penn'arth not any sort of criticism.


Good point, Ian. And now I look at the details on the sheet I might hazard you're correct.
A simple oversight, from my assumption of time frame.

The irony is I I thought I had understated the effects. For some odd reason I believed the scheme was post-invasion.
But, Kevin likes it.

Don't forget to put a few pictures in the completed thread


Beg pard, Grant!
Forgot about that little detail. Roger, wilco.

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There are two types of aircraft: fighters and targets

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Esci A-1H, I.D. Models 1/72 Andover vac, Testors 1/72 Harrier, Hasegawa 1/72 F-15D
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