Discovering Freightdog’s 1/72 Hawker P.1027 conversion purely by chance led Matthew Porter to construct a drawing-board fighter that could have been a game-changer.


Wandering the halls at last winter’s IPMS Scale ModelWorld show in Telford on the final afternoon, contemplating (and perhaps putting off) my long drive home, a small flash of yellow caught my eye on one of the vendors’ tables. What I had spotted was the lovely Freightdog Models resin P.1027 prototype conversion for the 1/72 Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) Tempest kit. Clinching the deal was the fact that the set was for sale as a bundle with the plastic kit – not that I’m lazy, but it took the ‘hunt’ out of trying to source the base styrene. I’m not usually interested in ‘what-if’ subjects such as the P.1027 prototype (which never flew), but there was something irresistible about this little combo and I had to have it.

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