Are you a Blochhead? Bloch 152, France 1940….
August 30, 2013 in Aviation
Azur’s rather nice kit of the ill-fated Bloch 152, a machine rushed into service to fast with too many flaws. Always one to build weirder 1/32 kits, I picked this one up at the ’05 Nats, and built it around ’08. It has a resin cowl and engine that are very well done, but also a warped right fuselage that made things interesting. The kit decals are used and the etchings for the gunsights add delicacy. The spinner had to be shaved well down to look better. Model Master French colors were free-handed as per the real ones. The finished model represents one flown with some success in the short Battle of France. BTW Marcel Bloch later changed his firm’s name to Dassault, and had more luck. If at first you don’t succeed…
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