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CliffB

1/72 Focke-Wulf Fw 190 F-8

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Evening all, my entry will be this butcher bird, from the late 1970s.

 

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I got this kit a few months ago as an unwanted part of a 'bargain bundle' on eBay.  Although the plastic is copyright marked 1977, the box says 1979.

The handwritten notes on the box top are from a previous owner and I suppose provide some provenance!

 

The parts are still in their original poly bag, but unfortunately the transfers have yellowed badly.  I'll therefore be using aftermarket decals (for a Yugoslav F-8, captured from the Germans).

 

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Cheers

Cliff


 

 

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02063-7/9 02063/02085
Focke Wulf FW 190A-8/F-8
1/72 scale.
Listed as 03029-0 in 14th Edition (1977) catalogue, but not issued.
Available as 02063-7 from 1978 to 1982.
Not listed on 1979 2nd supplement or in 1981 catalogue.
Issued as 9 02063 from 1983 to 1984.
Reissued in Aircraft of the Aces series with ground attack parts deleted (02085) from 1988 to 1997.

 

You have the sanitised Type 6 box. The earlier artwork shows a bomb being dropped.

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Thanks Ratch - that's great info. 

To be honest, this is not a kit that I remember from my youth as by 1978 I'd moved on to other, full size distractions.  So it's nice to have a chance to catch up, particularly as this will be my first ever Fw.190 build.

 

I guess this might come in handy (from 1975).

 

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Wow, that looks like a reference book to look out for . I wonder what guides 1 to 9 were and whether there were any more?

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4 minutes ago, Ventora3300 said:

Wow, that looks like a reference book to look out for . I wonder what guides 1 to 9 were and whether there were any more?

Hi Ventora

According to the flysheet:

  1. Plastic modelling
  2. Aircraft modelling
  3. Military modelling
  4. Napoleonic wargaming
  5. Tank & AFV modelling
  6. RAF fighters of WWII
  7. Warship modelling
  8. German tanks of WWII
  9. Ancient wargaming

Cheers

Cliff

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I believe there was something like 25-30 of these Airfix manuals Mike. I’m sure if you do a google search (or ask @Ratch) you’ll get a full list somehow. 

 

Cheers.. Dave 

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I have the earlier boxing of this, it was one of my options (not taken yet) for the GB.  I was surprised to see Hakenkreuzer on the decal sheet and box though!

Cheers

Will

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1 hour ago, Ventora3300 said:

Wow, that looks like a reference book to look out for . I wonder what guides 1 to 9 were and whether there were any more?

Here's a complete list:

AIRFIX magazine guide 1 Plastic Modelling ISBN 0 85059 153 8

AIRFIX magazine guide 2 Aircraft Modelling ISBN 0 85059 154 6

AIRFIX magazine guide 3 Military Modelling ISBN 0 85059 177 5

AIRFIX magazine guide 4 Napoleonic Wargaming ISBN 0 85059 178 3

AIRFIX magazine guide 5 Tank and AFV Modelling ISBN 0 85059 203 8

AIRFIX magazine guide 6 RAF Fighters of World War 2 ISBN 0 85059 204 6

AIRFIX magazine guide 7 Warship Modelling ISBN 0 85059 210 0

AIRFIX magazine guide 8 German Tanks of World War 2 ISBN 0 85059 211 9

AIRFIX magazine guide 9 Ancient Wargaming ISBN 0 85059 212 7

AIRFIX magazine guide 10 Luftwaffe Camouflage of World War 2 ISBN 0 85059 213 5

AIRFIX magazine guide 11 RAF Camouflage of World War 2 ISBN 0 85059 215 1

AIRFIX magazine guide 12 Afrika Korps ISBN 0 85059 257 7

AIRFIX magazine guide 13 The French Foreign Legion ISBN 0 85059 224 0

AIRFIX magazine guide 14 American Fighters of World War 2 ISBN 0 85059 225 9

AIRFIX magazine guide 15 World War 2 Wargaming ISBN 0 85059 230 5

AIRFIX magazine guide 16 Modelling Jet Fighters ISBN 0 85059 231 3

AIRFIX magazine guide 17 British Tanks of World War 2 ISBN 0 85059 232 1

AIRFIX magazine guide 18 USAAF Camouflage of World War 2 ISBN 0 85059 233 X

AIRFIX magazine guide 19 Model Soldiers ISBN 0 85059 234 8

AIRFIX magazine guide 20 8th Army in the Desert ISBN 0 85059 235 6       

AIRFIX magazine guide 21 Modelling Armoured Cars ISBN 0 85059 249 6

AIRFIX magazine guide 22 Russian Tanks of World War 2 ISBN 0 85059 250 X

AIRFIX magazine guide 23 German Fighters of World War 2 ISBN 0 85059 257 7

AIRFIX magazine guide 24 American Civil War Wargaming ISBN 0 85059 258 5

AIRFIX magazine guide 25 Modelling World War 2 Fighters ISBN 0 85059 262 3

AIRFIX magazine guide 26 American Tanks of World War 2 ISBN 0 85059 260 7

AIRFIX magazine guide 27 Modelling RAF Vehicles ISBN 0 85059 261 5

AIRFIX magazine guide 28 The English Civil War ISBN 0 85059 259 3

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55 minutes ago, Ratch said:

Here's a complete list:

AIRFIX magazine guide 1 Plastic Modelling ISBN 0 85059 153 8

etc.

Many thanks, Ratch. (I had a quick look on ebay and saw a few of these so no doubt will be 'investing' shortly).

Btw, I was having trouble recently getting the Airfix Tribute Forum from my PC which was blocking access to 'Tapatalk', although I can get to it from my phone - too small a screen to read properly. Have you any hints on the best way to access? - I need that support info to support this GB! Thanks. Mike

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2 hours ago, malpaso said:

I have the earlier boxing of this, it was one of my options (not taken yet) for the GB.  I was surprised to see Hakenkreuzer on the decal sheet and box though!

Cheers

Will

Is that a 190 'D' Will?

Cheers

Cliff

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13 hours ago, CliffB said:

Evening all, my entry will be this butcher bird, from the late 1970s.

 

The parts are still in their original poly bag, but unfortunately the transfers have yellowed badly.  I'll therefore be using aftermarket decals (for a Yugoslav F-8, captured from the Germans).

 

Cheers

Cliff

How about some sunlight on those transfers/decals to banish the yellowing? However, no doubt the after market decals will come with all sorts of tiny stencils as well.

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50 minutes ago, Ventora3300 said:

Many thanks, Ratch. (I had a quick look on ebay and saw a few of these so no doubt will be 'investing' shortly).

Btw, I was having trouble recently getting the Airfix Tribute Forum from my PC which was blocking access to 'Tapatalk', although I can get to it from my phone - too small a screen to read properly. Have you any hints on the best way to access? - I need that support info to support this GB! Thanks. Mike

Hi Mike, I only access via my laptop. PM me your username and I'll check it out for you 😉

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31 minutes ago, CliffB said:

Is that a 190 'D' Will?

Cheers

Cliff

The D is a different kit Cliff 😈

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1 hour ago, Ventora3300 said:

How about some sunlight on those transfers/decals to banish the yellowing? However, no doubt the after market decals will come with all sorts of tiny stencils as well.

...and also a spiral for the spinner :winkgrin:

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1 hour ago, Ratch said:

The D is a different kit Cliff 😈

Understood Ratch.  It was Will's reference to the swastika that threw me, but I see now that (in addition to the falling bomb), the earlier box art for the A/F does indeed have a swastika on the tail.  My mistake!

 

Cliff

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since I'm rapidly running out of display space I may need to move to 1/72...

 

And if I *have* to do that old Airfix (ok and some other 70's icons) will be the way to go.

 

Looking forward to see how this goes!

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11 hours ago, Lawzer said:

Looking forward to see how this goes!

Thanks Lawzer.  It'll be a couple of weeks before I start this one (I must get some of my other GB builds finished first :winkgrin:), but an initial fondle of the bits suggests a nice clean moulding, with good fit and delicate raised panel lines.

Cliff

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I've been keenly watching as the rest of you get stuck into your Airfix builds and now that I've finally starting mine, I have to say that I'm feeling decidely short-changed. 

Where is all the flash, where are the mis-shapen parts and where are all the rivets? :shrug:

 

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True, the cockpit has nothing in way of interior detail (apart from a seat and a pilot figure), but that's no great loss and at least a token something is lurking in the wheel well.

 

And how's this for fit?  :)

 

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It's interesting to see how far Airfix came in those first 25 years and some would argue that the fine raised panel lines from 1977, are actually preferable to the trenches of today.

 

Cheers

Cliff

 

 

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You've been short changed - no flash?? 😁

 

Glad we've got this in the gb! 👍

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Looking very smart there Cliff and I do think that this mid 70’s era was probably the pinnacle of Classic Airfix kit mould quality. 

 

Cheers.. Dave. 

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Time for an update as I'm getting close to paint.

 

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The aircraft that I am representing originally belonged to I/SG2 and was captured by Yugoslav partisans when they overran an airfield near Kovon at the end of 1944.  It was an F-8 (W.nr. 930838), but reportedly had an "old canopy hood unusually for this type".  I've therefore used the canopy provided by Airfix for the kit's A-8 option.

 

Following capture, the aircraft's markings were over-painted with Yugoslav ones and its number changed from '43' to '11'.  The Yugoslav used the aircraft for liaison purposes until 1946, when it was repainted as a German machine and became a museum piece.    As I'll have to model the aircraft with an empty bomb cradle, I've added a little extra detail in lieu of Airfix's bombs.

 

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Cheers

Cliff

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I don't know why my build is taking so long.  My three year old grandaughter Chloe, has just produced this one in under an hour :)

 

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(It's a Frog kit actually, but don't tell anyone).

 

Cliff

 

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45 minutes ago, CliffB said:

I don't know why my build is taking so long.  My three year old grandaughter Chloe, has just produced this one in under an hour :)

 

P1100389.jpg

 

(It's a Frog kit actually, but don't tell anyone).

 

Cliff

 

Indeed - I find myself asking the same question after each kit I build - why DID that take me so long! 😆

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Under an hour for a kit, big thumbs up for your Granddaughter.

 

I remember those days.  I probably enjoyed modelling more in them days as well.

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3 hours ago, PLC1966 said:

Under an hour for a kit, big thumbs up for your Granddaughter.

 

I remember those days.  I probably enjoyed modelling more in them days as well.

You're absolutely right!  It's quite nice not to have to try too hard sometimes :winkgrin:

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