Ta 152H (FROG/Revell 1/72)
So, that’s it – an old FROG kit back from 1970, repacked by Revell nowadays. I’ve bought it mostly for practicing in applying “mottling” camo, and to try new Vallejo water-based washes (catalog numbers starts from 76***).
After the box is open, it’s not that hard to see how model kit industry progressed during the past decades. But building such kit – it’s something special for me, because of many reasons (but with fresh decals inside, ha-ha).
Of course, I was not using any aftermarket parts for this model, but I’ve rescribed all panel lines and fixed engine cowling.
Painted mainly with Vallejo Model Air paints, nothing special. Vallejo washes were used as filters (through an airbrush), washes and for special effects like soot from an engine exhausts (also through an airbrush). Applying of this wash is absolutely similar to oil or enamel-based products – apply, wait and remove excess with a brush or sponge, but in this case – with a water instead of a toxic thinner. Which is good for my family because I don’t have a separate “man cave”.
Hope I’ll like this model from a golden era of scale modeling.
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