Davek72 Posted January 25 Share Posted January 25 On a trip a few years ago on a trip I visited a LMS and picked this up. I wasn't actually looking to buy this or indeed any other kit but I kinda feel a modeller is honour bound to buy something when you visit a LMS especially when it is off the beaten track. Anyway this jumped out at me because I like 190s and like Eduard kits...I also wanted to revisit an Eduard 190 because of a disastrous experience the previous time. I now know that early Eduard 1/48 190s were slightly over engineered...hence my epic fail. This appears to be a newer release so I might not make a pigs ear of it! The eagle eyed amongst you may note that I already have a GB in The Salty Sea Dog GB....well two of my New Years Resolutions were: 1. Enter as many GBs as possible...NB this doesnt necessarily mean finish them all 2. To try and streamline the stash by not buying new kits unless I absolutely "have" to Anyway onto the sprues: Thinking of this scheme. Fw 190A-5/U3, W. Nr. 0150 1437, flown by Ofw Johannsen, 7./SchG. 2, Catania, Sicily, July 1943 After capturing Catania and the nearby airport by British XIII. Corps on August 5th, 1943, this aircraft was discovered on the airbase. Two days ago, Ofw. Johannsen had landed it here due to the engine troubles, the following day the airplane was damaged by Allied aircraft attacking the airport. The aircraft operating with the attack units were marked with the letters as opposed to the fighter units which marked their airplanes with numbers. The letter “O” in yellow, indicating 7. Staffel, was accompanied by the yellow color of the vertical stabilizer and rudder indicating I. and II. Gruppe SchG. 2. On the engine cowling the aircraft carried the II./SchG. 2 insignia – Mickey Mouse sitting on the bomb and holding an ax in the hand. It used the a resin cowling from the kit. Which is lovely but resin always scares me! As always all comments welcome. Dave 9 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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