1/24 Scale TA 152 H
This is a converted 1/24 Scale Trumpeter FW 190 D9 to a 1/24 Scale TA 152 H.
Man this was a lot of work, and sleepless nights.
I first obtained scale drawings of the TA 152 in 1/32 Scale and scaled them up to 1/24 Scale, I matched the fuselage to the drawings and started cutting, I had to shorten the fuselage, lengthen the nose, scratch build the broad chord rudder, scratch build the engine covers with the supercharger on the correct side. Scratch build the fuel tank under the seat and open the panel, open the panel on the side of the fuselage, add all the plumbing. Lots of re scribing panel lines and sand papering, LOTS.
I then made a mould and cast the wings in resin, scratch built wheel wells and flaps, scratch built undercarriage wheel covers, I cant begin to tell you how much work this was.
I also scratch built the radiators ( from a pool pipe supplied by my pal Tappie ) and modified the engine and moved the supercharger, as well as add all the plumbing, also scratch built the wing cannon and ammo feed. Phew…and lots more that I can’t even remember.
I was lucky enough to win first place at the IPMS Nationals here in South Africa about 8 Years ago with this build.
I have had people offer to purchase this kit from me, but I keep it as a reminder that you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it.
I am sitting in the Congo at this moment on business and should be getting home next week to continue with this amazing hobby.
This one is for you Rob as promised.
Please feel free to criticize,
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