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Dermo245

1/72 Airfix FW-190 A-8 JG 300

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Hi everyone and just finished this wee one, Airfix's FW-190 A-8 in 1/72.

Built OOB except for seat belts from masking tape. Brush painted with the mottle done with a small bit of sponge.

 

Apart from the kit stencils and spinner, the markings are from Sky Decals for 'Blue 13' of JG 300, 1944. flown by Major Walther Dahl. From what I've read, the a/c was originally an R2 'Sturmbock' with 30mm cannons outboard and extra armour around the cockpit. These were removed and she reverted to type so I've added some paint dots on the cockpit sides to show where these attached.

I'm not sure if the nose art decal should be darker too, so you can see the gunsight over the B-17.  And I used the wrong shade colour underneath - it shoud be more of a light grey than light blue. No stress, I enjoyed building it anyway!

 

Thanks for looking and enjoy your modelling

All the best,

Dermot

 

32172910577_3d62611724_b.jpgAirfix FW_190_Done (1)r by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

32172909287_2fc457e829_b.jpgAirfix FW_190_Done (5)r by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

47062579722_3fdc28261d_b.jpgAirfix FW_190_Done (2)r by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

47062578572_bb0bff1d2a_b.jpgAirfix FW_190_Done (6)r by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

47062878602_c9665b57e8_b.jpgAirfix FW_190_Done (10) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

47062579252_efab6c147f_b.jpgAirfix FW_190_Done (4)r by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

32172909977_9f35aae366_b.jpgAirfix FW_190_Done (3)r by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

32172908607_4f7991d1c9_b.jpgAirfix FW_190_Done (8)r by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

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Great paint finish. Picked one of these up last week from Aldi. Looking forward to building it, hope I can make just as good a job of it.

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Hi Dermot,

 

great 190! I see you have handled the mottle nightmare with elegance. Not an easy feat when no airbrush is involved.

So congrats are in order! 

 

What's next?

Keep having fun!

 

JR

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What colours were used, on fw-190 a-8 because I'm building this kit and I want to have different details on it as well. Where can I get details for this 1/72 kit

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2 hours ago, John Skipper said:

What colours were used, on fw-190 a-8 because I'm building this kit and I want to have different details on it as well. Where can I get details for this 1/72 kit

Hi John,

Good thread here on Britmodeller about Luftwaffe colours. Or search the WWII forum as there's some posts in there as well to do with Fw-190 colours.

Or the FalkeEins blog is terrific too. Or good old Google. 

From what I've read, colours depended on where it served, what stage of the war it was, the unit itself, etc etc. 
Hope that helps.

Dermot

 

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15 hours ago, Dermo245 said:

Hi John,

Good thread here on Britmodeller about Luftwaffe colours. Or search the WWII forum as there's some posts in there as well to do with Fw-190 colours.

Or the FalkeEins blog is terrific too. Or good old Google. 

From what I've read, colours depended on where it served, what stage of the war it was, the unit itself, etc etc. 
Hope that helps.

Dermot

 

You might want to Google ‘Urban’s Colour Reference Charts - Germany’, an IPMS Stockholm page. It’s a bit elderly these days, but I use it all the time.

 

Dave

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1 hour ago, Cloudman1961 said:

You might want to Google ‘Urban’s Colour Reference Charts - Germany’, an IPMS Stockholm page. It’s a bit elderly these days, but I use it all the time.

 

Dave

This is the link:

https://www.ipmsstockholm.se/home/urbans-color-reference-charts-part-i/urbans-colour-reference-charts-germany/

 

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Hi Dermot 

 

  You've done a wonderful job on that finish.....(and cheers for the plug!)

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