Hawker Tempest Mk.II Late (Eduard 1:48 #82125)

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Having really enjoyed my build of the Eduard 1:48 Tempest Mk.V, when Eduard followed up by releasing the radial engined Mk.II I jumped right in. Eduard has released the Mk.II in both an Early and Late (and Ultimate) boxings and the only real difference being the markings included therein. Looking for something a bit different for this build, my eyes were drawn to the colorful Royal Pakistani AF markings with its hi-vis chevrons and desert browns over azure blue.

It is good to see that Eduard took the time to correct a number things from the Mk.V kit, such as the spinner cutouts and fuselage to wing join. The kit really has no problems worthy of mention and was built with only two extra additions, the Brassin exhausts and 3D printed landing flaps.

This is also the first Eduard kit I have built with the new "removable carrier film" decals. I did lots of experimenting with peeling and softening the film in order to remove it without damaging the decals. In the end I was happy with the result.

The complete build report for this model, with step-by-step photos can be found On The Bench