Academy Focke-Wulf Ta-183

"Huckebein" 1/48th scale

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     The Huckebein is one of those Luft '46 projects I have wanted to do for years. So, once I cleared some shelf space in 2019, I took the plunge and purchased the Academy 1/48th scale Focke-Wulf Ta-183A kit. It dates back as far as 2000 as an Amtech release before being re-issued by Tamiya. This is the third reboxing. I purchased this from Hannants in October 2019.

    The problem with such projects is this: how to make them original? You have a world of possibilities and can mark up the plane in any wartime markings you like. It is not like accuracy is an issue here. So I am thinking maybe an example captured in US markings. Maybe a nightfighter version with radar. Maybe even a crash diorama.

    After a ponder I purchased the IsraDecal set for the Israeli Airforce Super Mystere B2. The idea is for a rather old, dilapidated and abandoned Huckenbein to have served with the IAF through the 1950s. The early IAF did use old German Messerschmits that had been licence built in Czechslovakia at the end of the war. They were indeed building the Me-262 up until as late as 1951! If the war had gone on longer and the Huckenbein had been mass produced then there may well have been war surplus in the 1940's to equip the first Israeli Airforce in the 1950's instead of British Meteors. Let us see how this turns out.

Academy 48th scale Focke-Wulf Ta-183A Huckebein

Kit Photos

Academy 48th scale Focke-Wulf Ta-183A Huckebein Academy 48th scale Focke-Wulf Ta-183A Huckebein Academy 48th scale Focke-Wulf Ta-183A Huckebein Academy 48th scale Focke-Wulf Ta-183A Huckebein
The Academy 1/48th scale Focke Wulf Ta-183A "Huckebein" purchased from Hannants in October 2019. The Academy 1/48th scale Focke Wulf Ta-183A "Huckebein" purchased from Hannants in October 2019. The Academy 1/48th scale Focke Wulf Ta-183A "Huckebein" purchased from Hannants in October 2019. The Academy 1/48th scale Focke Wulf Ta-183A "Huckebein" purchased from Hannants in October 2019.
Academy 48th scale Focke-Wulf Ta-183A Huckebein Academy 48th scale Focke-Wulf Ta-183A Huckebein Academy 48th scale Focke-Wulf Ta-183A Huckebein Academy 48th scale Focke-Wulf Ta-183A Huckebein
The Academy 1/48th scale Focke Wulf Ta-183A "Huckebein" purchased from Hannants in October 2019. The Academy 1/48th scale Focke Wulf Ta-183A "Huckebein" purchased from Hannants in October 2019. The Academy 1/48th scale Focke Wulf Ta-183A "Huckebein" purchased from Hannants in October 2019. The Academy 1/48th scale Focke Wulf Ta-183A "Huckebein" purchased from Hannants in October 2019.
Academy 48th scale Focke-Wulf Ta-183A Huckebein Academy 48th scale Focke-Wulf Ta-183A Huckebein Academy 48th scale Focke-Wulf Ta-183A Huckebein Academy 48th scale Focke-Wulf Ta-183A Huckebein
The Academy 1/48th scale Focke Wulf Ta-183A "Huckebein" purchased from Hannants in October 2019. The Academy 1/48th scale Focke Wulf Ta-183A "Huckebein" purchased from Hannants in October 2019. The Academy 1/48th scale Focke Wulf Ta-183A "Huckebein" purchased from Hannants in October 2019. The Academy 1/48th scale Focke Wulf Ta-183A "Huckebein" purchased from Hannants in October 2019.

Aftermarket Extras

Aires 4352 Focke Wulf Ta 183A Wheel Bay Jumo 004 Aires 4352 Focke Wulf Ta 183A Wheel Bay Jumo 004 Aires 4397 Focke Wulf Ta 183A Cockpit Set Aires 4397 Focke Wulf Ta 183A Cockpit Set
Aires 4352 Focke Wulf Ta 183A Wheel Bay Jumo 004 purchased when I bought the Academy kit from Hannants in October 2019. Aires 4352 Focke Wulf Ta 183A Wheel Bay Jumo 004 purchased when I bought the Academy kit from Hannants in October 2019. Aires 4397 Focke Wulf Ta 183A Cockpit Set purchased when I bought the Academy kit from Hannants in October 2019. Aires 4397 Focke Wulf Ta 183A Cockpit Set purchased when I bought the Academy kit from Hannants in October 2019.
Aires 4397 Focke Wulf Ta 183A Cockpit Set Quickboost QB48130 Focke Wulf Ta 183A Jumo 004 Nozzle Quickboost QB48153 Focke Wulf Ta 183A Air Intake and Front Wheel Well Aires Aerobonus 480 137 US 55 Gallon Barrels
Aires 4397 Focke Wulf Ta 183A Cockpit Set purchased when I bought the Academy kit from Hannants in October 2019. Quickboost QB48130 Focke Wulf Ta 183A Jumo 004 Nozzle purchased when I bought the Academy kit from Hannants in October 2019. Quickboost QB48153 Focke Wulf Ta 183A Air Intake and Front Wheel Well purchased when I bought the Academy kit from Hannants in October 2019. Aires Aerobonus 480 137 US 55 Gallon Barrels purchased from Hannants in February 2020.
Hauler HLX48387 PLastic Crates      
Hauler HLX48387 PLastic Crates purchased from Hannants in February 2020.      
       
       

Decals

 IsraDecal IAF Super Mystere B2 IsraDecal IAF Super Mystere B2  IsraDecal IAF Super Mystere B2   IsraDecal IAF Super Mystere B2
IsraDecal IAF Super Mystere B2 IsraDecal IAF Super Mystere B2 IsraDecal IAF Super Mystere B2 IsraDecal IAF Super Mystere B2
IsraDecal IAF Super Mystere B2 IsraDecal IAF Super Mystere B2 IsraDecal IAF Super Mystere B2
IsraDecal IAF Super Mystere B2 IsraDecal IAF Super Mystere B2 IsraDecal IAF Super Mystere B2  

 

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