1/72 Bird Models Fieseler Fi 158

Gallery Article by Thomas Brückelt on Oct 21 2019

 

      

The Fieseler Fi 158 was a an interesting project of a fast target aircraft. It is expected that serial planes should fly unmanned (also available from Bird Models: "Fieseler Fi 158B"). Three manned prototypes were planned but only one was built in 1938. 

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The kit contains a little number of resin parts, two deepdrawn canopies and some metal wires. It´s easy to build so I can recommend it to beginners in resin modelling. 

I added some details in the cockpit (Stick, thrust lever, lever for landing gear, instrument panel, headrest) and on the outside I added the venturi tube, pitot tube, the little air intake on the left side of the cowling and I added the thin bay doors of the retractable tail skid. 

The model was painted with brush and colours from Revell. I printed the decals and after attaching them I sealed the Fi 158 with clear, silk varnish. 

The model was built within a few days and looks very unique with its twin tail, which was chosen to fit it below a bomber. 

Greetings from Germany 

Thomas Brückelt

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Photos and text © by Thomas Brückelt