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AFTERMARKET REVIEW


Eduard BIG ED Set for the Eduard Tempest Mk. V
1:48 Scale

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The Eduard 1:48 scale Tempest Mk. V is an impressive kit of this classic WWII British fighter.  So far, it’s been released in two issues with more on the way (see our review of the Eduard Tempest HERE).  As is common practice, Eduard has also developed and released a series of aftermarket sets for their kit, from an entire engine to a superdetailed cockpit and various photoetched metal sets.  In this BIG ED set, Eduard bundles together three of their PE detail sets and a masking set for the iconic Tempest Mk. V.  It contains sets # 48976 (Tempest Mk. V Upgrade Set), # 48977 (Tempest Mk. V Landing Flaps), # FE943 (Tempest Mk. V Seatbelts STEEL), and #EX628, Tempest Mk. V TFace Masks).

#48976 - Tempest Mk. V Upgrade Set.  This smaller detail set provides enhanced detail options for the exterior of the Eduard Tempest Mk.V.  There are 42 parts here that come on a single fret.  Included are two sets of new inner and outer main gear door surfaces, radiator and air filter grill faces (really nicely done with impressively fine detail!), a replacement PE radiator door, and a range of details for the main gear wells.  The latter items provide various fine features and some wiring bundles as well.

#48977 - Tempest Mk. V Landing Flaps.  One critique I have for the Eduard 1:48 scale Tempest Mk. V is the fact that the landing flaps are integrally-molded in the “up” position.  Here, this photoetched metal set solves this little problem.  It consists of 61 parts on one fret.  Following some razor-saw surgery that removes the kit flaps, this set steps in to provide the upper and lower flap halves in some pretty impressive detail.  There are also raised and recessed rivet details and all you need to do is provide a thin styrene rod for the flap drive shaft.   

# FE943 - Tempest Mk. V Seatbelts STEEL.  This set provides the shoulder harnesses and lap belts for the Tempest Mk. V.  They are pre-painted and feature even the finest of stitching details, buckle details, and shading effects.  It’s quite impressive!     

#EX628 - Tempest Mk. V TFace Masks.  This set of TFace, or two-faced, masks provides pre-cut, self-adhesive masks for the outside and inside of the clear parts.  This allows modelers to also authentically paint the inside colors of the windscreen and canopy frames.  There’s a set of tailwheel hub masks provided here as well.   

Overall, the sets contained in this BIG ED package will add a lot of nice detail to your 1:48 sale Eduard Tempest Mk. V, from prominent features to some subtle touches.  And since these sets are bundled together in as a BIG ED offering, the customer saves about $22.00 when buying the set rather than the separate items.    

We extend our sincere thanks to Eduard for the review sample.  You can visit them on the web at http://www.eduard.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EduardCompany/

Haagen Klaus
Scale Modeling News & Reviews Editor
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