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Ready for inspection is my Italeri 1:72 FW 189 A-1 / A-2. I have built this kit straight from the box, using Vallejo acrylics. This is a fantastic little kit, great instruction booklet, clean detailed sprues, and fantastic selection of decals. I opted for the winter distemper paint scheme, and attempted the hairspray technique to distress the paintwork. Several of my practice attempts at this went well, however on the actual build disaster struck and I had to remove all the white top coat, and start again. Second time proved lucky and I am pretty happy with the finished results. Thanks for looking.
I am about to begin building Italeri's 1:72 FW 189 A-2. I was lucky enough to receive this kit for Christmas, having been keeping an eye on it on several online shops. I love the twin boom, and huge greenhouse effect cockpit of this aircraft, and in its winter distemper colour scheme of 'Heeres-Aufklarungsgruppe 32' it looks like a mean bit of kit. So let's look at what the kit has in store.... As usual the box art is beautiful, and the instruction booklet is detailed and clear, has the option of 4 colour schemes and decals suit your choice of build. There are 3 grey sprues, which appear free from flash, and have a nice amount of detailing, with panel lines that are not too deep. Then there are four clear pieces, these are going to take quite a lot of attention and time to mask up properly (but should be worth it in the end). This is going to be a straight from the box build, with landing gear down. I have decided to build the scheme of FW 189 A-2, Heeres-Aufklarungsgruppe 32 based in Finland, 1943. This is the aircraft pictured on the box art, and I have chosen that scheme firstly because it looks stunning, and secondly because I want to test my skills airbrushing the winter paintwork. I only hope I can come close to doing it justice.