Tempest Mk.V Engine

Published: June 28th, 2019     
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Reviewed by: 
Allan Murrell, IPMS# 49715
Scale: 1/48
Company: Eduard
Price: $49.95
Product / Stock #: 648417

Eduard has released a great Brassin Engine set for its new tooled Tempest Mk.V which in its self is a great kit. This Brassin set is full of Resin parts and Photo etch sheet.

In the box is:

  • Approx. 77 resin parts
  • 1 photoetch detail set
  • 1 instruction booklet

Construction

Stage A 1 - 4 is the assembly upper part of the engine, the only points to note here are that the location hole in R105 for part R100 is a little too small so needs to be opened out. Also the location hole for Parts 95 and 96 in part R105 is not the same shape so needs work. You will also need some wire to add in at points for various wires, I used very fine soldering wire which is very easy to form to the shapes needed.

Stage B 1 - 8 was very easy with no issues at all. Now when I came to stage B 9 I found that a part was missing R131. So due to time I decided to scratch build a replacement. So the part in the pictured build is one I made. The assembly here was difficult and that maybe due to my part not being 100% correct. Stage B 10 was also very easy.

Stage B - 11 to 17. I did find the part R130 was a tight fit and needed some sanding. Also at this stage with the engine being very fragile and it's hard to install the plumbing parts to the build and was getting a little frustrating.

I painted the various stages as I built the engine up.

Summary

This was a great addition to the fantastic Tempest kit and apart from the frustration of the wiring during the assembly, it adds some awesome details to the kit. I highly recommend it to experienced modelers with a lot of patience.

Thanks go to Eduard for providing this kit to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them.

  • Engine Top Assembly 1
    Engine Top Assembly 1
  • Engine Top Assembly 2
    Engine Top Assembly 2
  • Engine Wiring 1
    Engine Wiring 1
  • Engine Wiring 2
    Engine Wiring 2
  • Engine Details
    Engine Details
  • Engine Top Details
    Engine Top Details
  • Engine Bulkhead
    Engine Bulkhead
  • Engine Side Plumbing
    Engine Side Plumbing
  • Engine Top Plumbing
    Engine Top Plumbing
  • Engine Mounting Frame Added Side
    Engine Mounting Frame Added Side
  • Engine Mounting Frame Added Underside
    Engine Mounting Frame Added Underside
  • Engine Mounted 1
    Engine Mounted 1
  • Engine Mounted 2
    Engine Mounted 2
  • Engine Underside Mounted 1
    Engine Underside Mounted 1
  • Engine Underside Mounted 2
    Engine Underside Mounted 2
  • Underside With Air Duct Mounted
    Underside With Air Duct Mounted
  • Engine Complete 1
    Engine Complete 1
  • Engine Complete 2
    Engine Complete 2
  • Engine Complete 3
    Engine Complete 3
  • Engine Panels
    Engine Panels

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