Focke-Wulf Ta 183
by Giacomo Mascoli
Focke-Wulf Ta 183
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Here is my 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Ta 183. This kit was originally released by AMtech but my model was reboxed by Tamiya.
The Ta 183 is a truly excellent kit, in my opinion.
I added few modifications such as brake wires using stretched sprue, some cockpit wiring including some details for the Revi gunsight, and a front air intake, sawed off from the exhaust of a very old hasegawa Phantom (I know that is not correct for the Jumo engine theoretically adopted by the Ta-183, but it look so cool to me………..). The decals came from an Italeri Ta 152 if I remember correctly (the swastika from a Tamiya He-219).
The standing figure is made in white metal and came from Andrea Miniatures. I do not know why but originally I did not liked his expression so I added the mustache using a little bit of epoxy.
The diorama base is basically the wooden cover of a box to which I have glued an airfield section from Verlinden, plus I added some grass and little rocks.
I used Tamiya acrylics for everything (including the standing figure, which was previously covered by Tamiya gray primer). I tried to use some post-shading in order to emphasize the tri dimensionality of the subject. After that i applied a wash by Windsor and Newton oil colors.
I concluded with a final coat of Gunze flat clear. The exhaust stain is painted using Model Master enamels (Magnesium and Steel) and weathered with Tamiya transparent blue.
For the first time I used a Badger Crescendo Model 175. It is pretty handy but I believe next time I would like a gravity fed airbrush better, due to the fact that is possible to spray the paint while being more close to the model.
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Page Created 9 January, 2008
9 January, 2008
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