**** DONE: 1/72 Focke Wulf Ta 183 - OOB (Out of Box) unofficial GB-2015.

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  1. T Bolt

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    #1 T Bolt, Jan 10, 2015
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    User Name: T Bolt
    Name: Glenn
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    Kit: PM Model Focke Wulf Ta 183 “Huckebein”
    Scale: 1/72nd.
    Accessories: Aftermarket decals

    I nice simple little kit of an interesting subject. The Ta 183 never got past the planning stage but the design influenced post was aircraft design.
     

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    The kit is very simple with only 23 parts. The surface detailing looks real nice with scribed panel lines. The interior is almost non-existent with only a floor, rudder pedals, control column and a sort of a seat. This won’t be a problem as not much should be visible through the closed canopy. The instruction sheet is simple with 3 steps and only 1 camo scheme that I won’t be doing although I can make use out of the simple decal sheet with whatever scheme I decide to use.
     

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    Cool! I like quick and simple models :)
     
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    Interesting one Glenn.
     
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    The perfect example of what tis type of GB is all about. Great start Glenn.

    Cheers,

    Jeff
     
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    Good stuff Glenn.
     
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    I started cutting parts off the sprue last night and things went together rather quickly and before long I had the fuselage together. Sorry I didn't stop to take a picture of the interior but there wasn't really much there, A flat featureless floor, a control column. Some shapeless rudder pedals that will never be seen and the lumpy seat. Everything was brush painted RLM 66 and closed up. The fuselage halves fit together real nice and were glued with Testors liquid cement.
     

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    Dang your fast Glenn. I'm still looking for my decals. I hope to start posting tonight.

    Geo
     
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    Quick work there Glenn - at this rate, you'll be finished before the rest of us have started !
     
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    It's not that I working fast, it's just that there isn't much to this little kit.
    I test fitted the major parts this morning and it looks like a lot of filling at the wing roots and a bit at the nose. My Fury kit is supposed to arrive Tuesday and at the rate this one is coming together I'll have it ready for paint by then.
     

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    Nicely done Glenn!
     
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    Thanks Cory.

    Time to start thinking how to paint this puppy. Since it never progressed past the planning stage I guess just about anything would go, but I've been looking around the internet and found these paintings that struck me. Any suggestions on the RLM paint numbers?
     
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    Trolled through model sites and most are using late war color combinations; RLM 81,82,83, over 75, 76, 84.

    Geo
     
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    If you go with that scheme Glenn, I would make the green RLM 83. Two tones of RLM 76 seem to be shown, one the normal light blue/grey and the other the late war 76 with the greenish tinge, which seems to be shown under the fuselage mottles. The light grey on the wings could be what some call RLM 77 which was darker than 76 and not as blue but lighter than 75.
     
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    Great subject and great start Glenn!
     
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    yep, nice one!
     
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    Thanks for the info guys. I think I have most of those in my paint stock. Have to check and make sure they're still good.

    A couple of progress pics after a whole lot of filling and sanding on the wing roots and shaping on the nose to get rid of a nasty step. Also glued on the tail, but it needs some filling and blending in at the forward point.
     

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