Hobby Boss 1/48 Ta-152C-11
This is a German mid altitude interceptor that was brought in at the end of the war but to late to be effective. Hobby Boss' kit is a very nice rendition of this big plane. The kit has positional flaps, ailerons, and rudder. This is a very nice feature which gives the model a more "life-like" look. The cockpit has PE seat belts and it fits perfectly due to Hobby Boss' magnificent location pins. Every other piece slid together and I looked for a while to find some reference photos. This is my first German model ever, I had never liked the idea of painting the German camo. But to my surprise I had a wonderful time painting this plane and I already have a 109 K-4 on my stack of models. From what photos I could find some Ta-152s were stationed on dirt fields so I made mine in a muddy setting. Everything green is Woodland Scenic but the base is foam board covered with putty that I made into mud then painted it different shades of brown. I love this model and I plan to put some figures into it, a pilot and a ground crew. Nate
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