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Tempest Mk.V Exhausts
Tempest Mk.V Exhaust Stacks
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by: Rowan Baylis [ MERLIN ]


Originally published on:
AeroScale

Among the extras that Eduard have released for their new 1:48 Hawker Tempest is a set of rein exhaust stacks.

The standard kit parts certainly aren't bad, correctly featuring the bifurcated exhausts for the 24-cylinder Sabre engine, but the new resin replacements are really in a different league, and are beautifully cast with weld seams and a lip around each hollowed out pipe something the plastic parts couldn't hope to replicate.

The parts are protected in transit with a clear blister pack and plenty of soft foam to stop them rattling around.

The set includes a small sheet of instructions, but they are hardly necessary because the resin stacks are straight plug-in replacements for the styrene versions. All that's needed is to remove the parts from their casting blocks and you're ready to go.

Conclusion
Eduard's resin exhausts are gorgeous and will be very straightforward to use, offering a dramatic improvement over the standard kit parts. Their simplicity makes them ideal for newcomers to working with resin.

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SUMMARY
Highs: Beautifully detailed castings that are simplicity itself to install.
Lows: None noted.
Verdict: A perfect set for newcomers to resin upgrades and veterans alike that blows the kit parts into touch.
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: 1:48
  Mfg. ID: 648 418
  Suggested Retail: 4.45 Euros
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  PUBLISHED: Jan 16, 2019
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.16%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 88.44%

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About Rowan Baylis (Merlin)
FROM: NO REGIONAL SELECTED, UNITED KINGDOM

I've been modelling for about 40 years, on and off. While I'm happy to build anything, my interests lie primarily in 1/48 scale aircraft. I mostly concentrate on WW2 subjects, although I'm also interested in WW1, Golden Age aviation and the early Jet Age - and have even been known to build the occas...

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