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Special Hobby Hawker Tempest MkV “High Tech” edition 1/32 01 Oct 2016 20:35 #1

Special Hobby Hawker Tempest MkV “High Tech” edition 1/32 (a quick look in the box)

 



Most people here will build one special hobby model in their life time. Not many will build two however in fairness SH offer the builder the chance to build some otherwise unavailable subjects. They are by their nature going to be short run with no frills attached but then to some the idea of putting all the parts in a box with a tube of glue, shaking the box for 3 minutes and opening it to find a nicely assembled model is attractive and for these people God gave us Tamiya.

Some of us however need a challenge and a sense of achievement! As kids we jumped in the puddle not walked around it, we climbed over the fence while other used the gate and we held our hands over candles to prove we could take pain…….Nowadays we don’t need to do this, Companies like SH put pain in a box for us and some of us still have to prove we can take it.

But wait !! this box is full of niceness! the mouldings are very sharp, the clear parts thin, extra, detail is added with resin wheels, gun sights and seat. There are PE frets for seat belt buckles and the harnesses themselves are micro fibre cloth. There are 3 sheets of decals and one sheet of masks for those who have trouble with canopy frames. Surface detail is ultra-fine and what’s this ?? all parts now have locating pins.

In short Special Hobby has come of age with a cracking model for the 21st century of an aircraft that has been over looked by the shake and bake producers over the years in 1/32.

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Special Hobby Hawker Tempest MkV “High Tech” edition 1/32 01 Oct 2016 20:37 #2

This looks great Paddy, can't wait to see your treatment on it. :popcorn
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Special Hobby Hawker Tempest MkV “High Tech” edition 1/32 02 Oct 2016 09:53 #3

Very nice review Paddy, thanks ! :drinks
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Special Hobby Hawker Tempest MkV “High Tech” edition 1/32 02 Oct 2016 12:06 #4

Paddy, I am a glutton for punishment at times. Have a couple of SH kits, but have others that are not as nice. Usually the biggie that shoots me in the foot is a kit that is incorrect. If it has the correct details, really nice clear parts and reasonable moldings I can build it. Kits that turn into scratch build projects turn me off. If I wanted that I would just build vac-u-form kits. No kit should be such that you throw 1/3 of it away because the parts are junk. (Italiari aircraft kits fit this)

Have a SH Aircobra with all the goodies and some nice Russian marking decals for it. Just have not started it yet since it would end up being a long build. Have several of those going at the moment. :facepalm

This looks to be a good kit Paddy! Thanks for the review! :thumbsup :drinks
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Special Hobby Hawker Tempest MkV “High Tech” edition 1/32 02 Oct 2016 13:41 #5

Awesome plane choice paddy
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Special Hobby Hawker Tempest MkV “High Tech” edition 1/32 02 Oct 2016 14:34 #6

Looks like a nice kit Paddy!
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Special Hobby Hawker Tempest MkV “High Tech” edition 1/32 04 Oct 2016 13:27 #7

Thanks for the review. :drinks
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Special Hobby Hawker Tempest MkV “High Tech” edition 1/32 14 Oct 2016 07:57 #8

Hey Paddy, what happened to your images?
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Special Hobby Hawker Tempest MkV “High Tech” edition 1/32 29 Jan 2017 10:13 #9

Ooooo.... Ahhhhh...

Looks like an interesting kit. Are their options for Indian and Pakistani markings?
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