I would like to acquire a 1/48 scale Hawker Tempest to complete my 1/48
scale collection of Hawker designed aircraft.
Does anyone know of anyone in Canada who sells such a kit?
Does such a kit exist in styrene? It does not have to be a highly
detailed model. All I want is a good overall shape.
Thanks in advance from Paul.
Thanks in advance.
Uh, that's nice. I know that Accurate Minatures *ALSO* made one some
However, since I don't have a Time-Machine (VBG & LOL) I'm looking for
something that is available today. I don't intend to go the Ebay
route for any kit.
Wow! I just converted the price to Canadian dollars and it is only
about $25 so depending on the shipping cost which I just emailed
Hannants about I might very well order one.
Any snags in this kit I should be aware of?
Thanks very much again from Paul
in article firstname.lastname@example.org,
email@example.com at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote on 10/25/06 5:40 PM:
Eduard offered the Tempest in two levels of kit, "normal" and ProfiPack. The
ProfiPack kits include mixed media parts, typically resin cockpits (and
wheels IIRC), and etched metal parts, while the "normal" kits are all
styrene. There were also two versions offered: early and late. The only real
differences between the two versions, besideds the decal offerings, were
that the early versions had protruding canon barrels while the late versions
didn't. I don't know whether or not the barrel pieces were included in the
early version boxings.
I built the ProfiPack kit of the early version Tempest. It was reasonably
straightforward, but still a short-run injected kit: no locating pins, large
sprue attachment points, a number of ejection pins (inside the wing pieces
for example) that had to be removed, but only minor fit problems. I found
the resin cockpit okay; I hated dealing with the etched metal instrument
panel. IMHO, the all-styrene version of the kit is more than adequate for a
decent quality display model.
I've found a couple of online vendors in North America that carry the Eduard
Tempest kits and might offer less expensive shipping than Hannants:
lists three kits (late version and
early version @ US $24, and early version ProfiPak @ US $32)
Rare Plane Detective
lists the early version ProfiPack for US $26.
in article C16C0962.15E8F% email@example.com, Pip Moss at firstname.lastname@example.org
wrote on 10/30/06 7:56 PM:
Oops! I meant I don't know whether of not the barrel pieces were included in
the late version boxings. Sorry