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1/48 Tempest Question
Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Sunday, September 08, 2019 6:47 PM

Howdy,

 

I've been recieving a relative flood of requests on my channel to build a model of Pakistan's first fighter plane to commemorate an anniversery or something. IDC what the reason is, but my followers want it, so...

My problem is this- it's a Tempest Mk 2. Now the fact that it's a Tempest at all is pretty annoying- I REALLY don't want to pay Eduard prices. But it being a Mk II... I only can think of one fix. 

The conversion set that I can't find. Now, here's my question- Tempest II shares an engine with the Sea Fury. Are the cowls dimensionally similar enough that an engine swap would be feasible, or am I stuck trying to find this sticking resin?

Thanks

-TWA

youtube.com/c/thewaggishamerican

On the Bench- Eduard 1/48 F6F, Trumpeter 1/48 Seafang, Accurate Miniatures 1/48 F3F, Minicraft XF5F, Airfix 1/48 Ju87B, Hobbyboss 1/48 Huey. 

 

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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, September 09, 2019 12:37 AM

I've never tried to mate Sea Fury parts to a Tempest.  Due to the different slope of the fuselage forward of the windscreen and probably different width of the fuselage at the back of the cowl I think the best option is MDC.

 

https://www.modeldesignconstruction.co.uk/details-conversions/74-tempest-ii.html

 

I have the set and some Eduard Tempest overtrees, neither of which were all that expensive.

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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