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Eduard's (new tool Fw 190A-8) 1:48 Fw 190A-9


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Here's a preview of my next project, Eduard's Fw 190A-8 that will be transformed into an A-9 from SG 10 by using the 14 bladed cooling fan and the broad bladed propeller. One thing I won't do is to lengthen the cowling 30mm. I guess 30mm IRL must be negligible in a scale model.

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Here are the decals I'll be using (left, Aeromaster) next to the Eduard ones (right).

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The version I plan on doing. I like the yellow on this one.

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Here are the first batch of photos of the build. Cockpit first:

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Then propeller assembly. I used the 14 bladed cooling fan and the broad blade propeller.

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Wingspar glued. I made sure to have it aligned perfectly with the lower wing to avoid fit issues with the upper wings.

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Upper wing halves glued to the lower wing. Happy to report that some light sanding was needed to the upper side of the wingspar to make the wings fit nicely.

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Instrument panel and alignment piece glued to the right fuselage half.

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Fuselage halves glued together. Excellent fit.

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As you may realise, I forgot to glue the engine face to the fuselage before closing them, but the fuselage halves are flexible enough to make the engine fit without much effort.

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Now this mountain of separate plastic parts is starting to look like an Fw 190A.

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Ailerons glued to the wings.

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Airframe completed. Now to let all the parts dry thoroughly before cleaning them with IPA and begin painting.

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I have to say, I really like Eduard kits, I wish they weren't so expensive (even the Weekend kits).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Began painting the airframe by applying the yellow SG10 band on the nose and the yellow rudder.

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RLM 81 and 82, plus the fuselage painted in 76 with some mottling. The yellow needed some touch ups here and there.

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Wings done:

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Natural metal panels painted. I used Revell 91 Steel for them.

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I'll try to add the decals today.

Cheers guys!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Decals on! The decals were from Aeromaster. A bit thick, and the really liked my fingers (I ended up lifting two because the decal sticked to my finger). The swastikas are also way too big.

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29 minutes ago, exdraken said:

Great! A real weekend model?!

3 days and this progress! Wow :)

 

All my models are like that. I shy away from filling/sanding and weathering. Plus, I use water based acrylics, which dry in little time.

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Landing gear legs glued. I had my doubts regarding how solid the positioning of these pieces would be, but Eduard engineered them in such a way that the struts will seat with the correct 190 stance.

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Now, I'll wait some hours before gluing the wheels and landing gear doors.

 

 

 

 

 

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