Special Hobby Tempest Mk V, Pierre Clostermann

Build Information Manufacturer – Special HobbyScale – 1:32Vehicle – Hawker Tempest Mk. V Hi-TechMarkings – 3 Squadron, Pierre ClostermannPaint – Mr. PaintAftermarket – CMK resin and HGW belts included with kit...

Tamiya Spitfire Mk IXc, Pierre Clostermann

Build Information Manufacturer – TamiyaScale – 1:32Vehicle – Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IXcMarkings – 602 Squadron, Pierre ClostermannPaint – Mr. Paint, Gunze Mr. ColorAftermarket – Renaissance...
Tamiya’s 1/32 Spitfire Mk IX: Build it.

Tamiya’s 1/32 Spitfire Mk IX: Build it.

Almost two years ago I traded in 1/48 in favor of the larger scale.  My introduction to “man scale” was Tamiya’s 1/32 Corsair, and the following shift from 1/48 was tectonic and total.   Tamiya’s Corsair was so good, in fact,...

Special Hobby’s Tempting 1/32 Tempest MK V.

There are really only two books that have inspired me to model specific subjects. The one that matters to this discussion is Pierre Clostermann’s diary “The Big Show.” In it is an unvarnished account of the author’s time as a Free French pilot...