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Airfix 1/72 Focke-Wulf FW-190A8

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I've completed this Fw 190 in the summer of 2015. I had big expectations of the arrival of this new tool kit, reviews were very positive, sadly it did not proved to be an easy kit to build (for me). I had to work hard to make proper fit.

 

The following main modifications were done, among many small ones:

- thinned the very thick training edges of the wings

- added the missing MG ammo racks in the wheel wells

- replaced the guns and the pitot to metal tubes

- shortened the undercarriage legs, added brake wires

- replaced the wheels

 

Please also not the antenna wires are missing, as I only realized the small bump from the canopy is missing after the removal of the mask and I didn't risked to ruin the almost finished model to try to glue on it.

 

Thank you for watching.

 

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Nice work and an excellent paint job.

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Superb finish!

Excellent work despite your problems - if you think this FW190 was hard, try the 1/24 version ................!!!

 

Regards

 

Dave

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A thing of beauty. I've one of these in the stash. Hope I can make it look half as good as yours. 

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:clap2:Well tidy 190,I could not get the cowling to fit on my example,so it got binned.:rant:

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Marvellous. Best build I've seen of this kit.

 

Celt - I binned my attempt too...:swear:

 

 

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Best build i have seen of this kit too, well done and well worth the extra work you have put in to get it there!

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Brilliant build! Fantastic result!

Having read Celt and IanC comments, a question comes to mind: Should I bin my model straight from the stash, without attempting to build it?

 

Congrats!

JR

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Thanks a lot !!

 

21 hours ago, Epeeman said:

Superb finish!

Excellent work despite your problems - if you think this FW190 was hard, try the 1/24 version ................!!!

 

Regards

 

Dave

 

I can imagine.... I gave a chance to these new tool Airfix kits, so far I've completed this and Hurricane Mk I is being built since a while (http://www.makett.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=129&t=4273&start=10), but they are more troublesome than many short-run kits.

 

19 hours ago, celt said:

:clap2:Well tidy 190,I could not get the cowling to fit on my example,so it got binned.:rant:

 

Believe me, I was also close to do the same. If its not a Würger, probably it happens. 

 

5 hours ago, jean said:

Brilliant build! Fantastic result!

Having read Celt and IanC comments, a question comes to mind: Should I bin my model straight from the stash, without attempting to build it?

 

Congrats!

JR

 

I had another one in my stash. I sold it right after I've started to build this, asap :) .

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A scheme I've seen modelled before but you have brought a special finesse to it. Very nice indeed. :)

Steve.

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