Barracuda 1/32 Hawker Tempest Mk.V Nose Correction # 32334
- (designed to be used with Special Hobby kits)
- This set is designed to correct the nose, radiator, prop and spinner on the otherwise stunning Special Hobby Tempest V. The problem with the nose is that the spinner baseplate diameter is too big by about 2 inches. This throws out the taper of the forward cowling. The radiator opening is also too big. This causes problems with the shape of the radiator housing. The spinner is too large, but it also has some shape issues, which we have fixed with an all new spinner. The kit prop blades have also been replaced by a more accurate set. The new nose is cast in one piece for ease of installation, and the fine riveted surface detail has been replicated (no easy task!). Our reference came from the wonderful Arthur Bentley Tempest drawings, plus measurements from original Hawker drawings of the Tempest V nose and spinner. Thanks to Anthony Galbraith and Kerry Carlyle from New Zealand who had access to some terrific Tempest source information. Additional pattern work by Roy Sutherland.