Hawker Tempest Mk.V "Hi-Tech"
Unassembled plastic model kit with photo-etch and resin parts.
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Select a thumbnail to see the picture full-size. In Stock (Ships in 1-3 business days)List price: $129.00You pay: $89.99(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Manufacturer: Special HobbyStock Number: SPH 32052Scale: 1/32View all products of type "Tempest"
This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
Special Hobby models are limited run kits which consist of plastic, resin and metal parts. For intermediate to advanced modelers only, they will require extra work to build successfully.
The rather complicated development of the real machine may seem to be quite comparable with the efforts spent at Special Hobby on the development of the 1/32 scale model kit. As they aim to bring you a state of art product, all the pre-production preparations of the 3D computer data, the tooling moulds and their adjustment took quite a long time. But now, finally, the Tempest model is ready and Special Hobby has certainly been successful in their efforts.
As the very first of their Tempest kits releases, the modeller will be able to acquire the "Hi Tech" boxing. The model itself is very finely detailed, but on top of that, it also contains fine resin parts in the shape of the pilot's seat, control column, rudder pedals, throttle control quadrant, cockpit floor, both styles of the main u/c wheels, tailwheel, both styles of cannon barrels used on the Tempest - longer ones for Series 1 and shorter for Series 2. The kit also comes with a PE fret with seat belt buckles and other small parts for the plane's exterior and interior alike, plus HGW laser pre-cut fabric pilot's seat belts and paint masks for the canopy, various navigation lights and the u/c wheels.
The plastic parts come on eight grey styrene sprues and one clear sprue. The parts' surface is very finely engraved and also has rows of delicately rendered rivets. Through the build, you will be led by a full colour A4 size instruction booklet. The camouflage schemes and decal sheets will offer the modeller five options, beginning with Series.1 Tempest of R.Beamont with D-day stripes and ending with F/L Pierre Clostermann's machine from the final stages of the war. The decal sheets also offer a complete set of stencils for the Tempest, including some stencils for the cockpit and also for the under wing fuel tank pylons.