Given its contribution to the war effort, the snarling Hawker Tempest has been given one very long shaft by the model manufacturers. When the most celebrated release is a warmed-over re-release with some included resin that literally cannot be made to fit, well, you get the idea.
It looks like that will be changing in 2013, with the release of not one but two 1/32 Tempest kits, one from Pacific Coast Models and the other from Special Hobby.
I will be reviewing the PCM Tempest when it is released, but for now, here’s a first look at the kit.
Stay tuned for more as the Tempest nears release.
In the meantime, you can pre-order the Tempest straight from PCM if you’re so inclined.