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[TAMIYA 1/48] FW 190F-8


Antoine
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Hi there

To make a long story short, there's a chance that I produce something in 2020!

And please don't ask about 2014 to 2019!

 

It started three weeks ago.

Here's the doctor's prescription.

 

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A little more than three sprues

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This one doesn't count!

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I'll use the stencils only

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The usual piece of art by Tamiya

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Colours options... needless to say they didn't suit me!!

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The build itself took me three or four days, that's not the main point.

No add on, no nothing, just a few splotches of paint here and there.

Ok, I'll add a PE harness at the end of the build.

Nothing much can be seen inside in an FW, anyway.

 

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And this is when things started to go wrong, mister policeman...

It was intended as a quick build, when I decided to go for masks. I mean, masks for everyting, appart the stencils and a few numbers...

 

This is getting serious from now on!

 

Yellow Eastern front ID band, together with a V under the left wing.

 

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Then masking.

 

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Then white...

 

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The crosses...

 

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A drop of white... and also of red!

 

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Then green...

 

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Doesn't look too bad so far.

 

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And here's where I am today, the flood is over.

Second try at splotches, better but still not exactly what I want.

Time for weathering now!

Up to you gentlemen!

Just hope the result so far pleas... do not displeased you to much!!

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

That looks terrific so far! I really like that scheme. Are you leaving the bottom parts of the landing gear doors off?  My F-8 was finished that way since the unit removed them to keep mud from collecting around the wheel.

 

Very nice!

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16 hours ago, opus999 said:

Are you leaving the bottom parts of the landing gear doors off?

 

Thanks a lot!

In fact, the U/C doors are in one part, and you've to cut them to leave aside the bottom part. 

This is what I've done. 

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Small problem with the hood...

It was clean, before gluing the headrest! Don't really know what happened. I've tried everything to make it clean again, but but in vain...

 

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Then I've to start preparing the Dio...


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Well, pardon me, not this one, this one!

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3 hours ago, Antoine said:

Well, pardon me, not this one, this one!

😆  I love it.

 

That's a shame about the canopy.  I wonder why that happened?  I love the diorama, though and the build looks terrific so far.  Gets me to thinking that I want to do this scheme one of these days!

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2 hours ago, opus999 said:

😆  I love it.

 

That's a shame about the canopy.  I wonder why that happened?  I love the diorama, though and the build looks terrific so far.  Gets me to thinking that I want to do this scheme one of these days!

 

Most certainly my fault, canopy not clean enough, or else....

Hopefully, it won't be seen with naked eyes!

 

 

2 hours ago, Parabat said:

Very nice so far, I really wouldn't worry about the spinner spiral, most of them were applied very roughly in the field. Close up pics show they can be pretty wonky!

 

You're certainly right, but you know how it is, us modellers consider that sort of things neat and straights as an achievement!

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