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bruce bay

Desert Wulf

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Qyxp6Wm.jpgI won't dwell on the kit in much detail - as most here will have read thorough reviews or seen WIPs - but it's a real treat to build. Lovely detail, and nicely engineered. My only issues was that for some reason the top of the instrument panel ended up too high, and as a result the instrument hood (?) didn't fit. Took a bit of whittling. My fault I am sure. 

 

I don't have an airbrush, which has always put me off making planes which require the typical Luftwaffe mottling along the fuselage. But I do love the FW190, so doing a desert scheme seemed a neat sidestep of the mottling fear. I got the tropicalised Eduard resin cowling, which was my first resin aftermarket experience. I was a little surprsied that there were no instructions about how to fit it to the plastic kit. Not sure if I did it wrong but I ended up having to chop quite a lot of interior parts off to make it sit flush. Anyway - it's a lovely and detailed addition. 

 

Kit was painted with Citadel primer and tamiya rattle cans. All details brush painted. And then weathered with oil paints. Pretty happy with the result. And a kit I would recommend to anyone!

 

I made up the markings, and used a fun spare of what looks like snoopy walking over Africa with a bomb... Think it was from an Eduard Bf108 kit sheet. 

 

Cheers, 

 

Bruce

 

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As a fellow brush painter,I too stay away from mottle camou,your Fw190 looks really good in desert colours.Well tidy indeed.:clap2:

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Supurb result...  Like you a hairy stick painter.   I've done a couple of 1/72s needing mottle finish and find I fiddle and fuss too much over it..    Challenging though. 😁 

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1 hour ago, celt said:

As a fellow brush painter,I too stay away from mottle camou,your Fw190 looks really good in desert colours.Well tidy indeed.:clap2:

 

52 minutes ago, Hairtrigger said:

Supurb result...  Like you a hairy stick painter.   I've done a couple of 1/72s needing mottle finish and find I fiddle and fuss too much over it..    Challenging though. 😁 

 

Thank you both! Mottling is really the only thing that tempts me about airbrushes... Would open up Italian planes too! But yes, the challenge is the fun of it I suppose, one day I will take it up! 

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Great looking model and paint work. I just graduated to an AB two years ago. I have an Aztek A470 and its very easy to use. After finishing a paint project I always have a bit of paint left so I practiced mottling. I just finished my first motteled aircraft and it didn't turn out so bad. It's time to hit those 30 or so Luftwaffe aircraft in the stash................

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..when you think about it there are a considerable number of Luftwaffe subjects that don't require any mottling at all, and not just those with the green 'splinter' schemes  - plenty of overall red ones, black ones, white ones, light blue ones, sandgelb ones etc etc...AIMS even does a decal sheet entitled 'Monotone Messerschmitts' with many examples... very nicely finished 190 too by the way!

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10 minutes ago, FalkeEins said:

..when you think about it there are a considerable number of Luftwaffe subjects that don't require any mottling at all, and not just those with the green 'splinter' schemes  - plenty of overall red ones, black ones, white ones, light blue ones, sandgelb ones etc etc...AIMS even does a decal sheet entitled 'Monotone Messerschmitts' with many examples... very nicely finished 190 too by the way!

Very true. I will look into the AIMS sheet too! 

8 minutes ago, Steve27752 said:

Very, Very nice looking Wulf. No swastika?

Thank you! I give most of the kits I make to the children of friends - and the swastika has been known to knock that system out of line a little! 

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39 minutes ago, fubar57 said:

Great looking model and paint work. I just graduated to an AB two years ago. I have an Aztek A470 and its very easy to use. After finishing a paint project I always have a bit of paint left so I practiced mottling. I just finished my first motteled aircraft and it didn't turn out so bad. It's time to hit those 30 or so Luftwaffe aircraft in the stash................

One day I will take the plunge. I do love the idea, just fear it will tip me over the edge into full obsession! 

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This is my first attempt. I think the best thing to do, after a bit of practice, is to find a subject with very few mottles. I also use an old 1:48 Harvard to practice on.

 

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I have nothing bad to say about your model. However I just don't get it why you don't buy yourself an airbrush? They're quite common and cheap these days.

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15 hours ago, fubar57 said:

This is my first attempt. I think the best thing to do, after a bit of practice, is to find a subject with very few mottles. I also use an old 1:48 Harvard to practice on.

 

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That looks fab. And one of my favourite planes too! Inspiring me to give it a go. 

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Very nicely done!!

I do have an airbrush but due to a series of reasons I haven't been able to use it (hopefully I'll be able to start again soon). In the meantime, I've done mottling with brush and managed a decent job basically building them with the dry-brush technique.

 

Miguel

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4 minutes ago, Mig88 said:

Very nicely done!!

I do have an airbrush but due to a series of reasons I haven't been able to use it (hopefully I'll be able to start again soon). In the meantime, I've done mottling with brush and managed a decent job basically building them with the dry-brush technique.

 

Miguel

I use a very fine brush with white spirit to soften the edges.   Don't let the area you are softening the edges completely dry. 😁...   

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Thanks for posting and well done on a superb finish!

 

This is the first time I've seen a FW190 in a desert scheme, didn't even realize they were used in Northern Africa...that's a void in my aviation knowledge that needs filling,

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8 hours ago, bruce bay said:

That looks fab. And one of my favourite planes too! Inspiring me to give it a go. 

Looking forward to it. As I am only a novice myself I can only offer this. Start simple. P-47 or a Japanese subject with only upper and lower camo. Practice mottles and fine lines with any left over paint you have

 

 

George

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