Ta 152C-0 (V7)
S u m m a r y
|Contents and Media:
||34 resin parts: 4 white metal; 2
stainless steel tubing: I photo etch: 2 vac canopies; 1 decal sheet
||First full kit of Ta 152C series
aircraft; very high quality casting and detail
||Limited color schemes
||Very Highly Recommended.
Reviewed by Mike
The Focke-Wulf Ta 152 series of piston engine fighter aircraft was possibly
one of Dr. Kurt Tanks finest designs of WWII. The Ta 152C-0 was designed to
fulfil the role of conventional day-fighter.
Designed around the new DB 603L/EM liquid-cooled engine with a max output
rating of 2100hp and a top speed of 730km/h and armed with 3 MG151/20 cannon and
1 MK108 cannon, this aircraft would have been a very nasty surprise for any
Allied if full-scale production had gotten underway during 1944 as planned. A
few prototype aircraft were however assigned to Stab JG 301 at Welzow and some
may have seen limited combat.
This is R.V. Resin's first full resin kit and what a kit it is!
The kit comprises of 34 resin parts: two complete resin fuselage halves
(thank God, no more chopping up those DML kits) and three piece wings (one lower
and two upper). The casting of the resin parts of this kit are quite possibly
the best that I have ever seen on any resin kit.
My example had absolutely no pinholes or flaws anywhere on the resin pieces
and there is no warpage of any of the parts. The panel lines are very crisp and
straight. The quality is so good that one could mistake this for an polystyrene
cockpit section is made up of a resin tub and control stick. The remainder
of this area is photo-etch. Authorities better than I will be able to say
if this area is indeed correct or not. Two vacform canopies of the late
war blown type are included.
The two fuselage sections are complete with the bulges for the forward
20mm cannon although holes will be needed to be drilled out in the cannon
troughs. The large fuselage air intake is completely drilled out.
The forward cowling is a one-piece resin part, thankfully with open
cowling flaps. Two photo-etch cooling vents complete this affair. The very
wide paddle type VDM-VP propeller blades and spinner are very well
The lower wing sections have the proper slots for all of the ejector
chutes for the wing and fuselage mounted cannon.
The upper wing halves have the proper bulges for the cannon. The 2 wing
mounted MG151 cannon are depicted using stainless steel tubing. The
wheel-wells are nicely done and are realistically deep.
The white-metal landing gear struts are works of art along with the
associated resin parts that complete the landing gear assembly.
As was the case with my earlier review of R.V.Resin's D-15 conversion, I
couldn't resist the temptation to "put some tape to her" and see how
things lined up. Well I have to tell you - Gaps? What gaps? There are
This has to be one of the best fitting resin kits ever made, and I've had a
bunch. This model looks to be an easy build with very few headaches. A good kit
for all you 'first timers" in the resin building department.
say that a decent 1/48 kit of the Ta 152C has been long overdue is a bit
of an understatement. As if you couldn't tell, I like the kit!
If this is the quality that we can expect from future R.V.Resin
products then we are all going to be very happy modelers. Congratulations
to Radek from R.V Resin - keep 'em coming!
Very Highly Recommended.
R.V. Resin kits are
available via their Website at http://web.quick.cz/rvresin
Review Copyright © 2000 by Mike
Page Created 24 January, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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