HobbyBoss 1/48 Ta 152 C-1
December 27, 2014 in Aviation
The C-1 was the low to medium altitude version of the Ta 152 and in all probability, according to the available references never got to full flying prototype stage.
This project is a bit of a “what-if” and has been finished as if it made it to the flight testing stage.
It was intended to be built out of the box, however I needed to correct certain errors & let other ones pass:
Modifications to the kit include scratch building the front firewall, extending the wing wheel well bay to meet the corresponding fuselage section. That pesky wall that intruded into the wheel well preventing the gear to retract in reality was also removed. The ammunition bins behind the engine were also scratch built.
Not corrected are the shape of the props, and the annular radiator which needed to be extensively modified, and frankly life is too short and no one but the most ardent Luftwaffe fanatic would notice. (Quickboost does a radiator correction set but I could not source one at the time).
At any rate both parts are just push fitted in for the time being incase the corrections are added in the future.
Apart from those relatively minor quibbles the kit builds up very nicely.
Photo etch parts are included for the seat belts, exhaust deflector and rear canopy deck.
Decals are a bit indifferent and I found they silvered a bit.
My recommendation is you source some from your aftermarket spares collection.
Please feel free to add your comments & questions and I’ll do my best to answer them, in the meantime, once again thanks for looking.