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  1. Dragon's Fw 190D-9 has been replaced by the Hobby Boss kit, a much superior offering with much better fit all around. I had bought Dragon's kit in order to have Gerhard Barkhorn's decals. The kit itself has many moulding defects, big gaps around the fuselage/wing section (which is solved by adding a spreader bar aft the cockpit), the propeller blades don´t have locating tabs, the aircraft sits too high on its gear because of a manufacturer idea, it comes with steel PE parts which are nigh impossible to cut from their sprue with a regular hobby knife, etc... I decided to paint the model as Oskar Romm's aircraft, which in reality had the old Fw 190 canopy instead of the blown one. The model was brushpainted with what I thought were the Revell equivalents of RLM 82 and RLM 83 (Bronze Green 65 and RAF Dark Green 68).
  2. Decided to go back to reality and build Gerhard Barkhorn's Fw 190D-9 using the Hobby Boss 1:48 kit. It´s and absolute joy to build, everything fits together nicely and without gaps. The cockpit and engine both have mounting pegs which allow for the correct placement of both of them. Another thing nice about this kit is the landing gear legs, they fit perfectly and can´t be moved, unlike what happens with the Hasegawa kit, so you´re assured the correct rake of the Fw 190 from the start. The main markings came from the Dragon D-9 kit, the Swastikas are the only decals I used from the HB model.
  3. 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, who uses an Fw 190D-9 as her Striker Unit. I got the inspiration to build this model after seeing Hasegawa´s release: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10531089. Since I knew I wouldn´t be able to get it, I got into the task of getting aftermarket decals and spares to make this version. And yes, I have the Dragon 190D-9 with decals for Gerhard Barkhorn´s aircraft, but the model is covered with imperfections, so I´ll use the decals of that kit on the Hobby Boss one. I used Revell Aqua colours, Skymodel decals for Gerhard Barkhorn´s markings, and Eduard´s Iron Crosses from a Bf 109F-2. Stay tuned, because there´ll be an Me 262 painted in bright red from the same show in the future.
  4. Other model and only one finished in 2017. Fw 190D-9, W. Nr. 211925, "Blue 1 + —", 8./JG6, May 1945
  5. Good evening. Allow me to present 'Christl', a Fw 190D-9 flown by one Major Gerhard Barkhorn of JG 6. This is Tamiya's JV 44 boxing of their Fw 190D-9 in 1/72. Paints were Gunze Sangyo Aqueous and varnished with Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic Gloss and Matt varnish. I did give up on the spinner spiral as the decal wouldn't fit then broke up, then I forgot to paint it on. Extras include: Eaglecals decals Eduard SUPER FABRIC seat belts SAC metal undercarriage parts (as I lost one of the retraction struts) Scratch-built cannon barrels, antenna and pitot tube from brass rod Underside hoop from spares Cockpit seat cushion moulded from Magic Sculpt (though the seat belts are obscuring it) A few bits and pieces in the cockpit scratch-built from plastic Wiring from EZ line Weathering procedures include: Chipping with acrylic paint applied with a sponge and brush, and with a silver pencil Filters with Mig Ammo filter and thinned oil paint Mottling on the propeller with thinned oils Mud splashes with Mig Ammo Nature Effects and Splashes Oil dot fading Shadowy areas highlighted with thinned black oil paint Panel lines with Mig Ammo Panel Line Washes Streaking with AK Interactive Streaking Grime and thinned black oil paint Exhaust marks with a home made stain mix and Tamiya Smoke Dirt accumulation on the wheels with Mig Ammo Pigments
  6. 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
  7. Focke-Wulf Fw190D-9 In the second picture you'll see "RAM" those are my dad's initials. In the third picture near the tail section of the aircraft is my signature sign. The funny thing is that it took me painting coats after coat on that aircraft until I got it just right.
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