Wednesday, 22 December 2010

1/32 Zoukei Mura Focke Wulf Ta 152 (2)

First built-up example I've seen of this kit, courtesy Dave/Sandy. Very impressive work and a lovely atmospheric diorama shot ! First posted on   and reposted here with Dave's kind permission.

Dave's full build review (5,000 words and over 100 images) is available on Geoff Coughlin's Scale Modelling Now subscription site.

Elsewhere James Kelly has been wrestling with this kit and looks to have highlighted a possible "problem" with the nose area and in particular the flattened section of the cooling louvre on top of the cowl. Or at least on the NASM example this area (ringed) is flatter while the cowl cover is more tapered from the windscreen than it appears in the kit.

That said David Francis has made a superlative job of his build in the current (January 2011) issue of SAMI. Cleverly perhaps though he has chosen to finish his model minus the upper engine cowl cover. 

NASM copyright image of the Garber Ta 152 nose

More of what's in the box and a partial build of the internal components, cockpit and engine