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1/48th Special Hobby Tempest Mk.II, 16 Sqn, BAFO, RAF Fassberg, Germany, 1948.


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This is the personal aircraft of the CO, Sqn. Ldr. Robert E. Mooney and it wears his red hand of Ulster and lightning flash insignia on the fuselage. Following service with the RAF, it was sold to the Indian AF in 1951. In reference photos the undersides appear to be lighter than standard,...possibly a Light Aircraft Grey repaint,..... however I went for the more standard Medium Sea Grey in the end.
The model,.... from Special Hobby,... is the new Eduard kit with added resin parts for the opened engine cowling. It was built from the box with the addition of rocket `pig tails' made from wire and super glue and the model was brush painted using Humbrol enamels.
This kit is superb,.... a real gem and I enjoyed it immensely.
 
Here is the real aircraft,..... note the lighter than usual undersides and the underside roundel out on the wing tip,..... a repaint? I rightly or wrongly went for how it may have looked before, with standard undersides;
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Another squadron aircraft;
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The rocket fit;
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The Model;
 
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Cheers,
           Tony
 
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59 minutes ago, Paul Brown said:

I've got a Special Hobby edition sitting right next to me, it's about time it got onto the bench.

Gotta be done mate,..... it is a lovely kit. 

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6 hours ago, BlackMike Models said:

Good grief that's gorgeous! Who needs an airbrush if brush painting can be that good, your skills with a hairy stick are beyond compare.

Duncan B

Thanks Duncan,..... it is just lots of practice,..... I`ve been having an issue with changing paint,.... but the new Humbrol acrylics in pipper bottles are quite good, which helps.

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