Updated 15 August 2021
My grandson was spending the day with his grandfather yesterday so I had no time to paint anything. However Inch High Guy is starting new builds.
He got me reflecting again on my collection.
My first encounter with the Fw 190 D was in 1960 while reading Le Grand Cirque written in 1948 by Pierre Clostermann.
There was an image I still vividly recall, well almost.
I thought it was this one found on Wikipedia.
I was wrong.
Here’s what’s inside the book.
This recollection led me to buy this model kit before the pandemic.
I remember building Fujimi’s 1/48 scale Fw 190 D in the 70s.
The instructions are down here…
Some reviews can be found on the Internet.
I know I should start building this model instead but I know it won’t be a piece of cake.
Eduard Hawker Tempest instructions
I was getting a little desperate lately since this model kit I had ordered was late.
I should have bought it years ago when it was readily available. Why I did not buy it then I will never know. Pierre Clostermann was my war hero when as a teenager I had read his book.
Buying Eduard Tempest would not have been an impulse buying. Last month I found it was still available from Model Hobbies in the U.K. I did not hesitate a second and ordered it. But it was late and stuck somewhere until this morning when I got notified that it was…
I was a bit apprehensive since my last order from Model Hobbies was left outside the door by the postperson. Anyone could have taken it…
So I quickly went to my mailbox down the street and sure enough the precious parcel was there.
I don’t intend to build it right away. This is why I bought the Weekend edition also to get some building experience before tackling the ProfiPack edition.