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Erich Goldbach
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Dragon Ta 152H-1

January 31, 2017 · in Aviation · · 26 · 2.9K

Subject :
Ta 152H-1, “Green 3” of JG301

I started this model (and about 10 others) about 2 years ago and finally got it finished. Finding time to build the past 2 years has been difficult to come by and thankfully my bench time recently seems to be more frequent! This model was built OOB with the additions of MDC instrument decal dials, Eduard PE seat belts and panty hose elastic nylon for the antennae wire.

I used Model Master and AeroMaster paints throughout; RLM 76 on the underside and drop tank and RLM 81/83 for the upper camo and gear doors. The Decals were pieced together from the kit and old AeroMaster extras and applied on to a gloss coat of Future Floor Wax. I used PolyScale Acrylic Flat as the final dull coat and then added some light oil staining on the fuselage and landing gear using an oil base burnt umber mix. The panel lines were highlighted with a finely sharpened 0.5mm lead drafting pencil. Chipping was done with a sliver Primsa Color pencil

For a DML kit, this went together fairly pain free and was a fun project of a truly sleek and menacing looking fighter.

Happy Modeling,

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26 responses

  1. Nice lookin' build, the paint job. 🙂

  2. Erich, The more I look at this, the better it gets. This is excellent !

  3. Does justice to Kurt Tank! Great work!

  4. I love those Luftwaffe camos! You did it extremely well!

  5. Erich, what a beauty! I've admired that since I saw one in a William Green book. Back when I had hair, and ambition.
    Great job on her. Closed up the engine, huh? I'd be torn, myself.

  6. As everyone above has stated, this is a GREAT model... I REALLY like it ! The Luftwaffe mottling camouflage is very hard to get done correctly. It looks like you have mastered the art well.

    Two thumbs up ! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Great build and paint job!

  8. 🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 :
    Very nice looking Ta - 152 Erich. You have accomplished a very visual impacting paint scheme. And may I add ... a very good use of the numeral "3" ... 😉 .

  9. Great build with an outstanding paint job !

  10. Outstanding build! That's one subject I've always wanted to build. Hope mine looks something as good as your's does! Good show.


  11. Sharp looking build.

  12. That's the best use I've heard of for panty hose! Lovely model by the way.

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