Scale Ta 183
The new model company, AMtech, burst onto the scene last year. The
kits are manufactured in Korea according to the packaging, and Tamiya
is marketing the kit in Japan exclusively through their website. The
Japanese version of the kit comprises no box, a simple instruction
sheet, and decals from their 1/48 scale Fw190A-3.
It is especially pleasing that AMtech has included four X4 cable guided
missiles in the kit.
I thought that Messerschmitt would have monopolized the X4 rocket, so
instead I attached R4M launchers instead. A tail light was attached to
the top of a rudder. The towing bar was added, straight from Tamiya's
Me262 kit part. I did know about the arrangement of the ejection seat
I painted an RV band around the nose. The nose and tail were finished
in natural metal, as was seen on some late-war German jets. The colours
of the fuselage are RLM 81 Brown Violet and RLM 83 Dark Green.
The only decals were for the number 7 and the tail Swastika.