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#21 rowmk9

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 01:36 PM

I don't have anything in mind (or in the stash, for that matter) just yet, but you can deffnitly put me down.

It'll be 1/72 (prolly) and if anyone has a suggestion (or a kit to flog off) I'm open to suggestions...



Revell's 1/72 A-8/F-8 kit is great little kit and is probably still widely available. The canopy is molded closed though so I chop that off and get a spare canopy from either a Tamiya or academy Dora kit to replace it. The Academy kit and I think Tamiya's as well comes with both types of canopy and this means you can choose what type for both kits, if you get them at the same time!. The drawback with this kit however is some of the newest boxings have suffered a little with flash on some parts and the clear part of the canopy is poor - making the change to an academy/tamiya alternative almost a necessity. If you can find an early boxing or even better the revell/monogram 'promodeller' kit you'll find little flash and a great kit.

FalkeEins did a nice comparison of 1/72 190's on his blogspot, I'm sure he wont mind me pointing it out. Fw 190 A kits in 1/72

For Dora's I've built tamiya's and academy's. Both look good when completed but both have their imperfections. Tamiya's kit suffers from short undercarriage legs and the academy has poor detail in the cockpit and some simplified detail.

A few pics of my 1/72 Focke's that may help you decide.

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#22 rowmk9

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 01:40 PM

This will be a nostalgia build for me as I built several of these back in the early 1970's

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Looks good to me CPNGROATS! A nice nostalgic build, and yes that kit is inside the 25% rule seeing as the fuselage is unglued :) With the wing droptanks and centreline SC500 it looks more like a Fw 190G than a A-5 but either way it's be a welcome addition to the group build.

Edit: Updated the list of entrants

Edited by rowmk9, 24 May 2011 - 01:40 PM.


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Posted 24 May 2011 - 03:13 PM

FalkeEins did a nice comparison of 1/72 190's on his blogspot, I'm sure he wont mind me pointing it out. Fw 190 A kits in 1/72



Thanks Rowan.. ..just up-dated the text as well...

I'm just about to start a couple of AZ Models 72 scale Antons. Their A-0, A-1 to A-4 kits look great in the box - not sure as to 'buildability' though, but they are just about the only choice for the earlier variants (aside from the Tamiya A-3). I don't believe Tamiya do an A-4 (?). AZ Models give you a resin fin insert for the correct A-4 tailplane..

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 06:43 AM

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Rowan - thanks for that. Problem is that showing your stuff spoils it a bit - I'll never get anywhere near as good a finsih as that lot.

However, I reckon itll prolly be a Dora - I love the shape. I'm also limited to what's available on the market at the mo' or out of production kits that come up here on BM as I don't do eBay.

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 03:29 PM

Can I join in please? Mine will be either Eduard's D-11 or a very early A-model. In 1/48.

#26 rowmk9

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 03:32 PM

Of course you can! The earliest Eduard 190 out at the moment is an A-5, unless you're thinking 1/72 and AZ models instead.

I'll add you to the list :)

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 03:58 PM

Of course you can! The earliest Eduard 190 out at the moment is an A-5, unless you're thinking 1/72 and AZ models instead.


I was thinking more along the lines of Tamiya and backdating their kit to an A-1. Of course, I would have to simulate the fire damage to the exhausts...

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 10:35 PM

I started my HB Ta-152C last night, so the GB will not see another Ta-152 done by me. I will post pics of the progress in here on this one if you like, just to flare the interest that little bit prior to the start date. Let me know. Now looking at either a 48 scale Hasegawa A-5, A-7, F-8 or my 32 scale A-8 project.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 05:39 AM

I just picked up the eduard dual combo D11/13 for a steal so it looks like fate has decided for me

happy days

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 05:49 AM

I have just started a WIP thread for the HB 1/48 Ta-152C-0, a little venture to give inspiration for the GB. Follow along, it may prove to be an adventure?!?!?!?!

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 09:42 PM

Sorry for not keeping up guys! How terrible of me. I'll update the initial postings and Kev, yeah when you've finished your Ta-152 shamelessly plug this GB at the end :D

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 10:27 AM

Coming in with an early FW 190 A-3 from the 1/32 Pacific Coast Kit.

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 10:41 AM

A Mistel 3 combination was an A-6 mounted on a Ju88 A-4. So with a Hasegawa A-6 and the Revell Ju88 A-4 I have what I need to do the Mistel S3, which was the training version (S for Schule)

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In lue of Revell not doing an A-4 I am probably going to use the Heritage conversion. Fortunately there were A-4's with the single gun at the rear of the canopy so that will save me have to change that.
I am pretty sure that the Tomcat GB is around the same time as this one but I may have to withdraw from that one to give me a fighting chance of doing the SturmBock as well.

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 11:02 PM

List updated. Thanks for joining oldhouse (Peter), the 1/32 PCM kit will be most welcome in the GB :)

Noted with Jacksdad64 too, its still early days so I'll leave your selections for now and perhaps change them closer to the start, when you'll know with more certainty what you want to build.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 04:19 PM

List updated. Thanks for joining oldhouse (Peter), the 1/32 PCM kit will be most welcome in the GB :)

Noted with Jacksdad64 too, its still early days so I'll leave your selections for now and perhaps change them closer to the start, when you'll know with more certainty what you want to build.


Hi row
thank you for the friendly welcome, wil ltry to give my best.!!

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:03 PM

Just received my Eduard 190 D-11, have to say it's a beautiful kit, and for the price I may have to get a few more 190's from them I think.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 07:26 AM

Well, I'm afraid I suffered from a bit of premature construction on MY Fw190. Here it is finished. . .
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I don't know what happened. . . I don't usually leave people disappointed (except with the standard of my models!)

I think I just wanted it in the collection NOW!

I know those markings aren't JG54, changed my mind!

I'll build another for the GB, probably one further along in the alphabet. . .

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 03:19 PM

put me down for a 1/48th D9 i have the eduard weekend edition in the stash anyone know where i can get some JV 44 decals from?

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 04:07 PM

Hi Mish, please can you count me in with a 190D-13 in 48th, its the eduard weekend edition kit.
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Posted 24 August 2011 - 02:47 PM

Ok guys I'll add you in to the list :)

Oh dear Madnursegaz...that is a bit premature! still, I think there are some good tablets that will help, just ask your doctor....

Dazdot, I belive there are many aftermarket decals for the 1/48 Dora that have JV44 markings. There is plenty of time before the build gets underway but if you're stuck by then I'm sure the community will come to the rescue :)