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Hawker Tempest V Corrected Radiator Intake

BarracudaCast 1/48 Hawker Tempest V Corrected Radiator Intake First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review April 2019 Manufacturer BarracudaCast
Subject Hawker Tempest V Corrected Radiator Intake Scale 1/48
Kit Number 48401 Media Resin
Pros Beautiful detail correction for the Eduard kit Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $7.95

First Look

Here is one of the latest releases from Barracudacast, this time providing a corrected radiator intake for the Eduard 1/48 Tempest V kit. This set corrects the kit parts with the concentric ring shroud missing from the plastic parts and also provides an optional dust filter for forward-based Tempests operating from the European mainland.

Hawker Tempest V Corrected Radiator Intake

Thiis set is one of several updates to the Eduard kits (both the 'Series I' and 'Series II' releases) that also includes a nice replacement pilot's seat, hollowed-out exhaust stacks, propeller spinner, and several main wheel options. Each of these sets is inexpensive, and if used with either the Overtrees or Weekend editions of the Eduard Tempest kits, will still be a relatively inexpensive but more accurate project.

My sincere thanks to BarracudaCals Decals for this review sample!