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  1. A quickie I did of a Fw190D-9 running up it’s engine..
  2. Here is my latest completion, Tamiya's elderly Focke Wulf 190 in 1/48. A really well engineered and easy build kit. Not up to Eduard standards but very easy to build with a decent level of detail OOTB. Totally brush painted with Humbrol and Revell acrylics, and the kit decals, which although a bit thick conformed well with decalfix. Thanks for looking, Cheers Greg
  3. Mini Art is to release a 1/35th Focke Wulf Triebflügel kit - ref. MA40002 Source: https://hobby.dengeki.com/event/755604/2/ http://www.moxingfans.com/new/news/2019/0508/5793.html https://www.facebook.com/tetramodel/photos/a.2474802349220072/2475722415794732/?type=3&theater V.P.
  4. Good night guys, after completing my Mustang, i decided to build next my second Academy Ta 183. It's a lovely kit with good details. Everything fits together nicely. Boxart: Decals: Sprues: Cockpit:
  5. German WWII National Insignia for Bf.109G-10 & Fw.190A-8 (3 sets) 1:48 Eduard Eduard’s decal range just keeps expanding, and as with their PE sets, they arrive in resealable foil bags with instructions to the front and the decals to the rear with a sheet of translucent paper protecting the printed adhesive side. Each set has a set of profiles to assist with placement, and where there are swastikas, they are provided in two-part decals for territories where the symbol is frowned upon where the corner will be snipped off, and a dotted lined corner in one part f
  6. Hi all and just finished this one for a 'What If' GB elsewhere. Build thread is here but to recap: Kit: 1/72 PM Models Ta-183 Build: Mostly OOB Extras: Tape for belts and some plasticard in the u/c bays. Cut the one-part canopy open Paints: Revell Acrylics by airbrush, mottle effect with some kitchen sponge. Panel line wash. Decals: Some from the kit, others from the spares for JG7, 1945 A small kit...here beside an Airfix Fw-190 Not the most detailed ki
  7. Airframe & Miniature 3 Fw.190 Early Series (Radial Engined) and 7 Fw.190D & Ta.152 Update Editions A Complete Guide To The Luftwaffe's Famous Fighter Valiant Wings Publishing The Fw.190 was first developed as a replacement for ageing Bf.109 and to counter the British Spitfire, but it ended up serving alongside its Messerschmitt stablemate. When first encountered by the Spitfires it gave them quite a shock with its different flight characteristics and more nimble flight envelope, spurring on development of the Spitfire in a continual game of leap
  8. Come back frim home with 19 photos of my most recently completed model, Hasegawaga's 1:72 Dora.
  9. Hello again, I sincerely hope you don't mind me asking two consecutive questions about similar subject but I am planing a multi build of Eduard's Fw 190 A-3 and would like to find a proper references for the decal sheets I have! This time I am looking for a photo reference (or any secondary source of info) regarding Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-3 featured on Cutting Edge Decal sheet CED48196 "Fw 190 Reich Defenders Pt2" (can be seen here: http://fineartofdecals.com/goodies/148-treasures-axis/ second decal described on the page) Decal sheet instructions are mentioning the photo but
  10. More or less in a month, I´ll be having my Winter recess (after an exam in which I don´t have anything to study from aside for a bunch of schemes thrown out there without any words), and from the seven kits I have on my stash, I picked this one to become sixth build. The model itself is over 40 years old, from the now gone Frog. It doesn´t have much flash, but it does have some moulding defects, and the propeller was designed to turn to the wrong way. The kit comes with only one decal option, Green 9, Willi Reschke´s aircraft. I saw on a video build for this aircraft that the on
  11. No it's not a joke. Kitty Hawk is to release a 1/32nd Focke Wulf Fw.190A family: - ref. KH32025 - Focke Wulf Fw.190A-8A-5 - ref. KH32026 - Focke Wulf Fw.190A-8A-8 Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2129165307342083&set=a.1874930699432213.1073741830.100007459027346&type=3&theater 3D render V.P.
  12. Fw.190A-8/R-2 Sturmbock (03874) 1:32 Revell The Fw.190 was one of the primary German fighters in WWII, and was intended to replace the Bf.109 but ended up fighting alongside it for the rest of the war. Its appearance gave the Allies a shock that spurred further development of the Spitfire, which it outclassed in terms of speed initially. Continuous improvement of the A series led to the A-8, which benefited from previous iterations and used the BMW 801 engine with an emergency boost system and adding extra armour to protect its power plant. The R-2 field modifi
  13. Pepelatz is to release 1/72nd Focke-Wulf Volksflugzeug Entwurf I & II resin kits Sources: Volksflugzeug Entwurf I : https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=833464327025851&id=563609150678038 Volksflugzeug Entwurf II : https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=833465423692408&id=563609150678038 V.P.
  14. After the Fw.190F-8 - ref. 04869 ( http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234969323-132-focke-wulf-fw190f-8-by-revell-released/) Revell is to release in July 2017 a 1/32nd Focke-Wulf Fw.190A-8/R-11 Nachtjäger - ref. 03926 Sources: http://www.kitreviewsonline.de/revell-neuheiten-fuer-das-jahr-2017/ http://www.revell-news.de/display.php?M=166356&C=3f057b9cf49fc7b39cd8722d3dac6145&S=587&L=36&N=239 V.P.
  15. Amusing Hobby is working on a 1/48th Focke Wulf Triebflügel kit - ref. 48A001 Source: http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellungen/Nuernberg2018/Bilder_AT/MBK_Distribution_06.htm V.P.
  16. I decided to post this here and not on my local Facebook modeler´s group because you lot seem more, polite and civilised. The Strike Witches anime is based on an alternate reality, where the Earth has been invaded by an alien race known as Neuroi in 1939, and the only ones who can fight them effectively are young girls with magical powers called witches, who use machines called Striker Units to fly and fight the Neuroi in the sky. The girls and their Striker Units are based on famous WW2 aces and aircraft. One of the characters of this anime is Gertrud Barkhorn from Karlsland
  17. Hallo again This is my Focke Wulf 190 F-8 from Revell in 1/32. All painting and insignia are as explained in: Happy modelling
  18. Fw.190A-5/U12 Gun Pods (648398 for Eduard) 1:48 Eduard Brassin The diminutive but agile Fw.190 saw many things strapped to it due to their Fuhrer's mindset that tried to make every successful (and some of the unsuccessful) aircraft all things to all men. One such addition were a pair of turret-like gun pods, each carrying a pair of 20mm Mg151s in the pods and leaving out the wing mounted MG-FFs, presumably to save weight. As usual with Eduard's resin sets, they arrive in the familiar Brassin clamshell box, with the resin parts safely cocooned on dark grey foam in
  19. My first attemp to an A-8 Fw 190. I think it came out pretty well. Decals were more brittle than usual, the red bars breaking a bit while I moved them into possition. They were touched up with Revell red 36, which was a surprisingly good match to the decal´s colour. Spinner spiral was hand painted. Markings are for Ernst Schröder´s Fw 190A-8.
  20. Here´re the promised photos of my Ta 152H from Revell. This kit is a reboxing of the old Frog kit from the 70s, and it shows it mainly in the raised panel lines, flash, and the (flashed) hole for a stand. The only troublesome area of the kit was with the tailband: Firstly I positioned it correctly by sheer luck (I wasn´t looking at the instructions), and secondly, it was long enough to cover the entire rear fuselage and it curled, without any chance of straighten it again. The instructions also show an incorrect placement of the inner landing gear doors, if you ever build this kit, m
  21. I saw on my LHS Dragon´s Ta 152H-1, and I would really like to get one of those elegant aircraft for my collection, and I wanted to know the opinions of those who´ve already built it. I´m looking opinions regarding: 1) The propellers, do they have tabs that put them with the correct pitch (main concern)? 2) Overall fit. 3) Fuselage/wing join. 4) Engine/fuselage fit. 5) Ease of work with the photoetch pieces. Thank you all, I´m keen on reading you.
  22. I finished the aircraft yesterday, after fighting it a long way and cutting my finger. The model was originally going to be painted as Walter Nowotny´s Fw 190A-5, but I didn´t measure the yellow rear band correctly and had to start over to avoid making a mess. But, I learned my lesson, and I correctly measured the areas where the white were to be added, so their fit was perfect. Then, after decaling the entire aircraft, the right hand landing gear melted thanks to Revell Contacta, so I added some CA and backward pressure to hold it in place. I did the same with the pitot tube. I didn´t have th
  23. Good night guys, I bought this model on Facebook this Thursday, and went to pick it up today to a reunion of plastic modellers. I plan to build this Fw 190A-5 as Walter Nowotny´s aircraft (the other option is for Egon Meyer) while using Eduard´s painting instructions. Decals are of the old Hasegawa style, with an ivory colour, just like the ones in their Japanese Army boxing of this aircraft. I´ll post the progress of the build as soon as I begin, most likely tomorrow.
  24. Good night guys, This could very well be my first Eduard kit, but I would like to know what construction tips could some of you give me to make this build as pain free as possible. I´ve read several reviews, most state how detailed the kit is and how well it looks when finished, but only two point out which areas requiere extra attention to avoid ruining the model (for example, attaching piece K20 before gluing the wing spar). The model would be built with everything closed up (I thought of not adding the guns, cutting the muzzles and gluing them after the model is painted). I would
  25. My second Fw 190, I was able to not break anything this time, and correct a molding error Hasegawa had made on their right hand fuselage (the area designed to take the mounting tab of the right hand wing has too much plastic, and if it´s not corrected will end up with a step in the right fuselage/wing assembly. I removed plastic with a sandpaper and the Xacto until the fuselage sat flush with the wing). The decals were of the old Hasegawa style I´ve read so much, of an ivory colour, but they conformed perfectly to the panel lines and over a mottle with too much paint. Next time I won´t ad
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