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1/32 ZM Ta-152 H-O

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OK I have a very poor showing with completed WIP's, but this kit is very good, I wanted to share some info and pics as I build it.

 

Here are some shots of the engine mid stream in construction.

 

29727239658_cab11f88f2_c.jpgTA-152 Engine by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

 

29727240048_5554709383_c.jpgTA-152 Engine by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

 

29727240538_abcd0baacb_c.jpgTA-152 Engine by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

 

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I have this one in the stash, will follow along to see what I have ahead of me, hope to see you finish it !

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Thanks guys.

 

Here area series of shots of the lower wing and bulkhead assembly. The belly pan fit was pretty good, although I will need to level the surfaces out at some point.

Taping together parts first before committing to glue is the order of the day. Larger pin marks were filled with punched disks then sanded smooth.

 

I do like the soft plastic these kits are molded in, easy to sand and carve when needed.

 

41842725990_0346b8c957_c.jpgTa-152 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

 

41842726330_de66b69976_c.jpgTa-152 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

 

41842727560_8c3f4bbaa6_c.jpgTa-152 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

 

Last pic is the MG-151 with ammo box dry fit into the wing.

 

41842727820_9005e4d1dc_c.jpgTa-152 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

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I was really impatient to get to this part of the build on the engine....the ignition wires. ZM have molded half of the wires on the valve covers and the other half on the loom itself.

Dry fitting the pieces together revealed an excellent fit and once glued up they joined almost perfectly. Just a dab of surface primer and a swipe of sand paper will eliminate the seam.

 

Well done ZM.

 

41853656410_6e1022b2fd_c.jpgTa-152 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

 

41853657930_80c4b3e949_c.jpgTa-152 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

 

Ryan

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Work continues of the engine, in fact all of the parts are glued up except the exhaust. I turned my attention to the wiring grouping on the right side of the engine. ZM did a great job witht he molded harness, the pic below is kit standard.

 

43675996842_974b759759_z.jpgTa-152 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

 

As you can see the wiring continues to a couple of connectors or modules and then terminates. To improve the look, first I hollowed out the terminal and connectors, then using the kits ample sprue supply I stretched some appropriately sized strands.

 

41914846000_1c1a5dd0a7_z.jpgTa-152 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

 

Here is the final result, spaghetti anyone? Some of the strands are left long to disappear into the hollow engine while others direct connect to components.

 

29853170668_62f84c4fef_c.jpgTa-152 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

 

Here is the whole affair loosely attached to the power plant...pass the Tylenol!

 

41914856600_0897ab1be1_c.jpgTa-152 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

 

41914852250_55bb19bb48_c.jpgTa-152 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

 

43675996932_72b3a90035_c.jpgTa-152 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

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Here are some shots of the cockpit module. Pretty much done with assembly, left the seat out for seat belt (HGW) installation.

 

41972616590_f250870f18_c.jpgZM Ta-152 Cockpit by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

 

43781284331_acaac7a133_c.jpgZM Ta-152 Cockpit by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

 

43733332402_a6d2e551aa_c.jpgTa-152 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

 

Still a have little putty work to do and add the throttle then it will be to the paint shop.

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