Hawker Tempest Mk.II Early (Eduard 1:48 #82124)


This is my second build of the excellent Eduard 1:48 Tempest Mk.II. The plastic came from the 'Early' box but the Indian AF markings came from the 'Late' box and were chosen to compliment the Pakistani Mk.II Tempest I built from the same sheet.

The model was finished using a mix of Alclad, AK Extreme and Mr.COLOR Super Metallic colors. I have found that mixing up the brands gives me better scope to use similar colors as each has a slighty different finish. This results in giving some variation to the model surface without having to use noticably different shades.

The Eduard kit decals were used and as I now feel more comfortable with removing the carrier film I used white spirit for that purpose. Having decals with no distracting carrier film is most welcome. The display base comes from Custom Bases and is cast from resin giving it a realistic textured finish.