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Offline Early Bird Fan

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Academy 1/72 Tempest V
« on: February 08, 2021, 03:40:55 AM »
As a little break from fitting upper wings and rigging i recently started this tempest from academy, it's a nice little kit that goes together well.

Not much interior detail but at 1/72 hardly anything will be seen in the cockpit so no point going over the top with details.


The fuselage went together well with no real dramas or major gaps.


I wanted to display it with flaps down just to add a bit of presence so i cut away the flap sections in the lower wing


and then added some styrene strips for the flap ribs.


The gap between the wings needed filling so i added some more strips to box in the gaps.



I used filler to finish the gaps and then gave it a lick of paint.


Painted using hairy sticks and humbrol enamels


Decals went on ok with no real dramas, they are a bit thick but a light buffing post varnish helped thin them down a bit.


And the finished model

















Offline lone modeller

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Re: Academy 1/72 Tempest V
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2021, 04:51:41 AM »
That is a really nice model - I do like the flaps being lowered - gives the model a different look. Super finish too.

I hope that this foray into monoplanes is not going to become a habit - spare wings are an essential part of all real aeroplanes!

Stephen.

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Re: Academy 1/72 Tempest V
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2021, 06:08:22 AM »
Very nicely done EBF, another of my very favorite air frames, and a fitting tribute to Mr. Clostermann, a true Patriot!

Cheers,
Lance

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Re: Academy 1/72 Tempest V
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2021, 07:01:03 AM »
Very neat. Those Academy kits are little gems all around.
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Re: Academy 1/72 Tempest V
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2021, 12:18:07 AM »
Really nice job on your Tempest EBF , nice touch on the flaps  ;)


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Re: Academy 1/72 Tempest V
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2021, 10:48:59 PM »
Excellent Tempest! Your work on the flaps is Terrific!
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Offline hrcoleman66

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Re: Academy 1/72 Tempest V
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2021, 08:17:19 AM »
Nicely done!
I recall building this kit many years ago.  Always struck me as quite a nice kit for it's period.

Cheers,

Hugh

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Re: Academy 1/72 Tempest V
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2021, 02:59:27 PM »
thanks for all the positive comments on this one, it's very much appreciated