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A Slightly Smaller Build: The Typhoon's V1 Killing Baby Sister - The Tempest V. Part 4

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toboldlygo

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Time for Part 4...

 

So where I'd left it, there were bits painted & part painted and a Tempest waiting for them...

 

With the silver parts retrieved from the loft and the wheel centres masked so the tyres could be repainted - these were sent back to the spray-booth. The undercarriage doors were fitted to the main legs and the dry fitted to the plane - along with various other undercarriage & underside parts (saves glue & paint going everywhere), before gluing into place with Tamiya Extra Thin Cement. These were left to dry, before any touch up paint was done.

 

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With the wheels back from paint, these were test fitted (the holes needed opening up). Once I was satisfied with the fit - these were glued into place using Roket Odourless. I also started doing some of the weathering with powders at this point (Tamiya).

 

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With the Glue set, the Tempest sat on her wheels for the first time.. 

 

... before anyone comments, yes she does look like an early jet ;)

 

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The canopy was glued in place, as was the very fine photo-etch Aerial and the undercarriage locked down indicators (this are very small)...

 

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With the prop painted and weathered, this was fitted..

 

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And with the weathering done - it's time for the final reveal..

 

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No cameo of the next build you cry, well you may of well already seen it ;) 

 

That's all for now

 

TBG

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Looks like a lot of cockpit detail will be  visible due to that big bubble canopy. Thought that the bar the seat belts go over and the belts themselves looked good, just one small detail. Nice build!

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