Tank´s last breed...1/48 Focke-Wulf Ta152C V6

April 2, 2021 · in Aviation · · 12 · 1.8K

Built over 6 years ago.
Whereas the "H" model was designed as a high-altitude fighter with elongated wings and a Jumo engine, the "C" model was intended as a normal fighter and fighterbomber with the standard 190 wings and a Daimler-Benz engine.
Nearly sixty "H" models have been built and some saw combar action with JG301 in the end of the war.
Only a bunch of "C" models was built and none saw combat. Two were sent to JG301 but their fate is unknown.

Ta152C-1 kit mostly oob, nose radiator, prop and spinner from Quickboost, the nose was missing the "bullet rails" (don´t know how else to call it) so my dad sanded them into the resin part.
Gunze RLM acrylics for camo.
The kit has open wheel wells but sadly, like with all other Hobby Boss longnose 190, the engine parts are placed too much forward, so the openings are a bit hollow.

Model shows one of the prototypes of the Ta152C in end of ´44/beginning of ´45, was a C-0 that was built up to C-1 standard. Thomas H.Hitchcock´s Ta152 book was used as reference.

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  1. Another excellent model, Reinhard!
    Good job on the Hobby Boss kit!

  2. That HB kit is definitely the best Ta-152C out there. Another beautiful result.

  3. Another fine FW, Reinhard.

  4. Beautiful as always, Reinhard.

  5. Reinhard, @grimreaper
    You are on a roll with posting these magnificent looking 190 "Dora's" today. I learned something by reading your article. Thanks !

    I have built the 1/48 Hobby Boss Ta-152-C0 (V7) and it was a nice kit for building. These late war Luftwaffe models offer a wide range of paint schemes. I really like what your Dad has done here.

    I also pressed the "liked" button. Well done my friend. You guys are a great team.

    • Thank you very much Louis!
      In general Luftwaffe WW2 subjects, especially 190ies and 109s offer a nice variety of camos and markings, that´s why my dad prefers them over other subjects. Looking forward to the new group build 😉

  6. Very nice job. I especially like the paintwork!

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