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  1. Greetings Brits- Now that my modelling skills are improving... I decided to tackle the Eduard Fw-190D-9 in 1/48... This model has alot of detail and some reviews suggesting a tough build. Well, I did have some snags but everything went together fine for me, and even though this is designed as a kit with open gun hatch and wing root cannon hatches open, I followed the instructions and closed them up. It was tougher to do, but the next one I build will have these hatches open just to add variety in my display case. I built from the kit and the only thing I changed or added was the Eagle Strike #48003 decals for Black 1, 5/JG26 (II Gruppe), Wk No 210972 and a scratch built exhaust deflector on the starboard side. I did not put in all the fiddly PE instrument panels in, I used the nicely molded kit instrument panels... The only issue I really had was the drop tank in the kit did not attach to the ETC rack! The instructions say glue it on but the shape of the tank and the ETC rack had no attaching feature or interface of any kind! So I had to leave it off... I wanted to do a Standard Fw190D-9 Scheme from the FW Cottbus Plant, and the Wrk No 210xxx is for November 1944 to December 1944 production with the RLM 75 Grey Violet and RLM 83 Dark Green all over RLM76 (back when they still did paint the FW's in all underside in RLM76!) This ship had the later blown canopy possibly added in the field..., The photo I have of the original plane looks very well maintained and just has exhaust stains. It did have the later 'cigar' drop tank, which I cant find in 1/48 and will have scratch build in the future. The ETC rack is in the dark grey so I painted it like that... I assumed RLM66 for it... Enjoy the pictures! Its freshly finished on the workbench! Thanks for looking!
  2. A quickie I did of a Fw190D-9 running up it’s engine..
  3. Focke Wulf Fw.190D-9 Late ProfiPACK (8189) 1:48 Eduard The Fw.190 was designed by Kurt Tank, and initially gave the RAF a bit of a fright when it first appeared. The D, or Dora, was often known as the "Long nose" due to the elongated nose cowling to accommodate the liquid cooled Jumo 213A engine. It came into production in late 1944, and over 1800 examples were manufactured before the end of the war. The Kit This ProfiPACK edition from Eduard is a reboxing of their original kit from 2011, and depicts a late airframe, and three of the aircraft have been fitted with Ta.152 tails, which is suggested by some to be due to a shortage of the correct Dora tail. It is noticeable because it has a more sloped leading edge and less square profile. The box art has been reused (if it ain't broke), and Inside are six sprues of grey styrene that contrast with the original olive drab, a very slightly amended sprue of clear parts, a Photo-Etched (PE) fret of pre-painted brass parts with the new clear glossy overprinting on the dials, a pre-cut set of canopy masks, and two sheets of decals, which have also been redesigned. The instruction manual is full colour and well detailed, giving some of the thoughts and research behind the choice of airframes for the decal sheet. On opening the box, you notice that there are four fuselage halves – this is due to the squared off Ta.152 tail unit being moulded-in, rather than supply separate tail parts, saving the modeller from having additional joints to deal with. Detail stands up well given the seven years since it was originally tooled, although the latest 190As are somewhat more detailed on the exterior. The improvement in the PE and the decals have been noted, and it is good to see that some thought has been put into the rerelease, rather than just pumping out exactly the same box contents. Construction starts with the cockpit, and here the majority of the PE is used to upgrade the instrument panel and side consoles. The styrene parts have detail on already, which must be removed if you use the PE, and the areas to be removed are helpfully marked in red on the instructions. The instructions are typical Eduard style, leaving no vagaries as to the location of parts. Forward of the cockpit is the nose machine gun bay, which can be detailed with a large number of parts if it is to be left open, or with the omission of the MGs and their ammo boxes, the bay can be closed up with the use of a pair of MG stubs that glue into the bay cover. As the engine ancillary units (including the super-charger and engine mounts) are in the same bay as the MGs, leaving it open also shows off the nicely detailed parts. The main part of the engine is not depicted in this kit, but the exhaust stacks are mounted from the inside of the fuselage in their own recesses, and are held in place by the front bulkhead of the MG bay. The detailer will want to open up the exhaust stubs to add a little realism here, or stump up a few shekels for the resin parts that are available from Eduard. Once these are installed, the modeller can close up the fuselage after choosing which type of tail wheel to use, depending on which tail unit the fuselage has. Eduard are helpful in providing a key to which type to use based upon the paint schemes. The wing underside is a single piece unit, with a long spar running along the back of the landing gear bay, to which additional ribs are added to detail the gear bays themselves. The wing mounted cannons go through the bays here, and must be added at this point due to their tapering shape. It may be wise to chop off the last section and replace it later in the build with a piece of fine tubing if you are a tad clumsy like this reviewer. The upper halves of the wings can have the cannon bays left open to expose the breeches of the 151/20 cannons, or if left closed, a blanking section can be substituted. The flaps are moulded integrally, but the flying surfaces can be posed at an angle to give a little extra visual interest, and are added after the wing halves are joined. The whole wing is then offered up to the underside of the fuselage, so test fit before applying glue. The rear empennage is standard, irrespective of which tail you have opted for, and the rudder for both tails is poseable, while the elevators fit to the fuselage with a large attachment tab, so should stay horizontal, but check anyway. The landing gear on the 190 is long and canted in slightly, which is shown by the helpful diagram, and the modeller has a choice of two wheel types here with either smooth or treaded tyres. The wheels themselves should be installed at an 8o angle to the oleo strut, which would be fun to measure if it weren't for the 1:1 scale drawing that is provided. The retraction jacks fix within the bay to large contact points, so a strong landing gear should be the result. The modeller can choose to pose the cowling flaps open or closed, which are provided as separate rings that slot in behind the main cowling onto a large cylindrical spacer. The super-charger intake is installed at this point, as are the gun troughs on the forward fuselage. The nose gun bay cover is installed, along with the wing mounted gun bay covers, which if modelled closed, receive a nice set of PE piano type hinges once installed. Although the clear sprue includes four canopies, only two are actually used, with the choice being open or closed. The head-rest & armour is installed in the canopy, as well as a tiny PE grab handle, and a standard windscreen mounts over the coaming to complete construction, other than choosing to mount a bomb or fuel tank on the centreline pylon. Supplied on a sheet of yellow kabuki tape, these pre-cut masks supply you with a full set of masks for the canopy, with compound curved handled by using frame hugging masks, while the highly curved gaps are in-filled with either liquid mask or offcuts from the background tape. In addition you get a set of hub/tyre masks for the wheels, allowing you to cut the demarcation perfectly with little effort. Markings The decals are broken down into stencils on one sheet, and markings on the other. Both sheets are crisp and clear, with good registration, even under magnification. From these sheets you can model one of the following: W.Nr 500647, 7./JG 26, Hustedt Airfield, Germany, Feb-Apr 1945 W.Nr 500645, III./JG 2, Altenstadt, Germany, May 1945 W.Nr 500648, 9./KG(J)27, Austria, Apr 1st 1945 W.Nr 500666, II./JG 301, Nord Airfield, Germany, May 1945 W.Nr 213097, 10. Or 13./JG 51, Flensburg Airfield, Germany, May 1945 The first three above having the Ta.152 tail unit. Swastikas are provided at the edge of the sheet, with a handy dotted line to enable the seller in appropriate counties to cut them off easily. A disjointed two-part swastika is also included for those territories should they require it. A full-colour painting guide covers 5 pages of the instruction booklet, with RLM shades called out as well as Gunze colour numbering, and the last page of the booklet shows where all of the many stencils are located on an uncluttered line drawing - another thoughtful touch. Conclusion Detail is still good throughout, even when viewed from 2018's point of view, including the cockpit, the finely engraved surfaces on the fuselage, and very little in the way of mould wear evident. The instructions are clear and concise, and the painting guide very helpful, as these late war Doras had some strange mixtures of paint finishes due to the fact that they were built in sub-assemblies distributed around the countryside after the original factories had been bombed out of existence by the Allies at this stage of the war. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  4. Fw.190D Fuselage Guns (648439 for Eduard) 1:48 Eduard Brassin More goodies from Eduard's Brassin line for their Fw.190D kits in 1:48. As usual with their resin sets, they arrive in the familiar Brassin clamshell box, with the resin parts safely cocooned on dark grey foam inserts, and the instructions sandwiched between the two halves, doubling as the header card. It contains six resin parts and a small fret of Photo-Etch (PE) brass for the small parts. This set takes the kit's blank internal gun bay floor and replaces it with a super-detailed alternative, to which the rear bulkhead, guns with full breeches, ammo cans and additional cowling fasteners are attached. There is also a fine PE part that depicts the network of windscreen clearing mechanism, which fits against the bulkhead and wraps around the lower front of the already installed windscreen. Other than cutting the resin parts from their casting blocks and removing a lug from the top of kit part X38, it is a drop-in replacement set. Review sample courtesy of
  5. Hallo again This is my Fw-190 D in 1/32. The kit is Hasegawa. Here I used the Aires cockpit set. However, I failed to install it correct. Due to an awful instruction, the dashboard is in a wrong position. The proper instruction for resin cockpits or resin parts anyway, are hardly to find. Wolfpack is (so far as my experience) the best, but I do not use it often. Would like to hear your response. Anyway, all markings I sprayed. No decal! Also the stencils are wet transfers. Happy modelling
  6. AZmodel is to re-release in June 2018 its 1/72nd Focke Wulf Fw.190D-9 kit - ref. AZ7591 Source: https://www.facebook.com/azmodelkits/photos/a.479270545430893.116320.478579078833373/1909793595711907/?type=3&theater Schemes V.P.
  7. Fw 190D-9 1:48 Revell The Fw.190 was designed by Kurt Tank, and initially gave the RAF a bit of a fright when it first appeared. The D, or Dora, was often known as the "Long nose" due to the elongated nose cowling to accommodate the liquid cooled Jumo 213A engine. It came into production in late 1944, and over 1800 examples were manufactured before the end of the war. The Kit Even though this is a Revell box the plastic inside is from Eduard. There are 5 sprues of grey plastic, one clear sprure and a small decal sheet. Construction starts with the cockpit. Instrument panels sides are added to the cockpit tub along with the control colum, side parts and then the main instrument panel. The seat is added along with the rudder pedals. Forward of the cockpit is the nose machine gun bay, which can be detailed with a large number of parts if it is to be left open, or with the omission of the MGs and their ammo boxes, the bay can be closed up with the use of a pair of MG stubs that glue into the bay cover. As the engine ancillary units (including the super-charger and engine mounts) are in the same bay as the MGs, it may be as well to leave open the MG bay, to show off the nicely rendered parts. The main part of the engine is not depicted in this kit, but the exhaust stacks are mounted from the inside of the fuselage in their own boxes, and are held in place by the front bulkhead of the MG bay. The detailer will need to open up the exhaust stubs to add a little realism here. Once these are installed, the modeller can close up the fuselage. The wing underside is a single piece unit, with a long spar running along the back of the landing gear bay, to which additional ribs are added to detail the gear bays themselves. The wing mounted cannons go through the bays here, and must be added at this point due to their tapering shape. It may be wise to chop off the last section and replace it later in the build with a piece of fine tubing if you are a tad clumsy like this reviewer. The upper halves of the wings can have the cannon bays left open to expose the breeches of the 151/20 cannons, or if left closed, a blanking section can be substituted. The flaps are moulded integrally, but the flying surfaces can be posed at an angle to give a little extra visual interest, and are added after the wing halves are joined. The whole wing is then offered up to the underside of the fuselage, so plenty of test fitting would be sensible here. The rear empennage is standard, irrespective of which tail you have opted for, and the rudder is pose able, while the horizontal tails fit to the fuselage with a large attachment tab, so should stay horizontal with very little trouble. The landing gear on the 190 is long and canted in slightly, which is shown by the helpful diagram, and the modeller has a choice of two wheel types here with either smooth or treaded tyres. The wheels themselves should be installed at an 8o angle to the oleo strut, which would be fun to measure, if it weren't for the 1:1 scale drawing that is provided - good idea, Eduard! The retraction jacks fix within the bay to large contact points, so a strong landing gear should be the result. The modeller can choose to pose the cowling flaps open or closed, which are provided as separate rings that slot in behind the main cowling onto a large cylindrical spacer. The super-charger intake is installed at this point, as are the gun troughs on the forward fuselage. The nose gun bay cover is installed, along with the wing mounted gun bay covers, which if modelled closed, receive a nice set of PE piano type hinges once installed. Although the clear sprue includes four canopies, only two are actually used, with the choice being open or closed. The head-rest & armour is installed in the canopy, as well as a tiny PE grab handle, and a standard windscreen mounts over the coaming to complete construction, other than choosing to mount a bomb or fuel tank on the centre line pylon. Decals The smallish sheet is printed in Italy for Revell and should pose no problems. As it is Revell no swastikas are provided. There are two decal options provided; Werk Nr 500666, II./JG 301, Erfurt-Nord, May 1945 Werk Nr 210194, I./JG 2, Aachen, 1 January 1945 Conclusion Quality plastic from Eduard, and quality decals from Revell so you cant go wrong. Revell model kits are available from all good toy and model retailers. For further information visit or
  8. Hi everyone, So 2/3rd through my Fieseler Storch build I started work on my first Dora. The main thing I was experimenting with, was post shading in a multiple colour camouflage scheme as I had never done this before. Nothing added to this kit, out of box, only opened up the gun barrels on the nose and replaced the wing barrels with stainless steel rod. Paint used was Model Master enamels for the camo and Tamiya for the interior and wheels, Vallejo for the "Defence of the Reich" bands....oh and I forgot to put a wash on after I clear coated it! Doh!!! Things I learned: 1) Yellow paint takes a gazillion coats to cover.... 2) There is a reason why you have to wait for a Dora's wheels to dry after you stuck them on, otherwise they turn out all wonky like mine. Please criticize away, especially about the post shading.
  9. Hi everyone, So 2/3rd through my Fieseler Storch build I started work on my first Dora. The main thing I was experimenting with, was post shading in a multiple colour camouflage scheme as I had never done this before. Nothing added to this kit, out of box, only opened up the gun barrels on the nose and replaced the wing barrels with stainless steel rod. Paint used was Model Master enamels for the camo and Tamiya for the interior and wheels, Vallejo for the "Defence of the Reich" bands....oh and I forgot to put a wash on after I clear coated it! Doh!!! Things I learned: 1) Yellow paint takes a gazillion coats to cover.... 2) There is a reason why you have to wait for a Dora's wheels to dry after you stuck them on, otherwise they turn out all wonky like mine. Please criticize away, especially about the post shading.
  10. Gosh I had trouble figuring out what to build for this GB, it's safe to say I have changed my mind many times, right up to the stage where I had almost finished this starting thread. I had been already to build an Hs-129B-3 (75mm version) and full AM bits and pieces including vector resin engines! But I was doing some final research as I was writing up the thread when everything changed. For some reason I was never quite sure if the Fw-190D’s were used against the Soviets and to what level and thought it would be a bit hard on the research side…..but I was wrong (there were actually even some of the big wing Ta-152H’s were used as well!). So with this new info at hand I can happily go back to what I had really wanted to build, a Dora! So the base will be Tamiya’s lovely Fw-190 D9, excluding the Su-7, this will be my third Tamiya fighter in a row, I love these models. I normally like to throw lots of AM stuff at my builds but this time I’ll only use just one….. …and what an AM kit it is! Full engine, cockpit and gun bay detail kit…that should keep me busy for a while. The for the scheme I’ll probably do “White 12” from JG301 using the Cutting Edge decal sheet........ ....................though I am very tempted to build one flown by one of the following Russian front aces; Oberleutnant Oskar Romm IV/JG3 – 92 kills Oberleutnant Gerhard Michalski Geschwaderkommodore JG4 – 14 kills (73 in total) Oberst Hans-Ulrich Rudel Geschwaderkommodore SG2 (Legendary Ju87 pilot) - 9 kills Major Gerhard Barkhorn Geschwaderkommodore JG6 – 301 kills
  11. I'm calling this one complete, my 1/48 Hobbyboss FW-190D-9 of II/JG6 in May 1945. using Ultracast's seat and exhaust, Aeromaster decals,and some scratchbuilt detailing. Paint is Tamiya acrylics with oils and pastel weathering. Hope you like, Colin Link to build: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234996206-148-fw-190d-9-and-d-11-double-build-hobbyboss-re-painted-yet-again-march-18th/ Thanks for looking, Colin
  12. I've decaled both the FW-190D-9 and D-11 and clear coated them. Just the final weathering and the flat coat left. Hope you like, Colin link to build: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234996206-148-fw-190d-9-and-d-11-double-build-hobbyboss-re-painted-yet-again-march-18th/
  13. Well folks....here it finally is. If anyone has followed the WIP you'll know how ridiculous this build has been! Things I tried.. Freehand camo RLM colours from Testors Aftermarket decals (spinner spiral OMG!) Metal tubing to replace the plastic guns I am really thankful for the kind and supportive suggestions during the WIP from many many contributors... Even if sometimes the support was just comedic relief! LOL So here you go ... Not perfect ...the spinner spiral does not belong on the build but it was the last of four attempts available on the decal sheet! Stuffed the angle on the internal canopy back plate thingy......should slope forward with the canopy in the closed position Couple of marks on the model have shown up on the images but I'll clean those up no big deal so....I present the Dopey Dora!!! spinner spiral number 4 finally worked Cheers!
  14. Hey guys! Here's my latest completion, Eduard's Fw190D-9 with the Ta152 tail. WIP here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234941449-148-eduard-fw190d-9-late-the-infamous-brown-4/ Okay, a quick rundown of the build: Cockpit: - Ultracast seat - Quickboost control column - Various scratch details - Color PE instrument panel repainted to match cockpit - Coaming pad built up with Mr.Surfacer Exterior: - MDC spinner/prop blades - Quickboost exhaust - Ultracast wheels - Quickboost pitot tube - Aires cowl gun barrels - Hypo tubing for wing root gun barrels - Exhaust shield and wing root stiffeners added from styrene - Tamiya canopy/headrest/armor - Tamiya morane antenna, end replaced with wire - Staple used for DF Loop antenna - Wire used for FuG25 antenna and gear indicators - EZ Line used for aerial antenna wire - Brake lines added from wire - Gun camera drilled out and filled with Krystal Klear for lens - Additional rivets added Paint: - Mr.Color lacquers thinned with Mr.Color Leveling Thinner - Alclads for metal surfaces - Exhaust stain done with Tamiya acrylics - Crosses and swastikas painted on with Montex masks - EagleCals #126 used for remaining markings - Vallejo Matte Varnish for flat coat - Prismacolor colored pencil for light wing root chipping You can also see more here: http://www.facebook.com/BrewerModels
  15. Well this one was ten years in the making. I started it and then went to university, New Zealand etc. and only finished it last month! I must have had a very relaxed approach to sanding and filling back then as the seams are awful but I painted it up anyway. I did attempt a scratchbuilt engine rear/oil header in place of the incorrect 'dimply' wheel wells. Historical accuracy is out of the window - I had some EagleCals decals for a D-11/13 and I really liked the scheme so did it despite the kit being a D-9. Paints are all humbrol/xtracolor enamels and some oil wash, with white for the fabric control surfaces. Radio mast long broken off in storage and haven't bothered to replace it! The decals sheet reckoned top colours of Dunkelgrun and Grauviolett on the wings although I reckon that is rubbish considering the fuselage colours so went with Grauviolett and Lichtgrau. Feel free to correct my wild guesses! Thanks, Chris
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