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1/18 Hobby Boss Focke-Wulf 190 A8

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  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, April 8, 2019 10:33 AM

I checked Scalemates and eBay, and nothing showed up for AM for this kit. 

I have to say, good gracious, that's a big kit! I'm looking foward to seeing you build this one too! 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, April 8, 2019 10:17 AM

Greg
I sure hope you post some WIP pics with size references.

666Irish
A quick size comparison with a 1/48 P40 from Airfix (great little kit)!Size comparison 1/18-1/48

I really like that size comparison pic. Thanks! That thing is big, just as Sheep said.

-Greg

  • Member since
    January 2008
  • From: Woodbine, MD
Posted by 666Irish on Monday, April 8, 2019 7:43 AM

snapdragonxxx

This is very sadly, as all Hobbyboss' 1/18 kits are, lacking in detail. You don't even get a decent engine. AM companies are not going to support stuff like this as it is not mainstream stuff.

 

 

   Understood. For the price I paid, I wasn't expecting a super high level of detail. I build for the pleasure of it, not to make show models or museum pieces. The shape is good, and the surface detail is nice. It will look good hung on my wall, and no one will ever see it any way. Lol.

   The other reason is that I am going to use it to learn to use an airbrush. I figured bigger is better for that.

   A quick size comparison with a 1/48 P40 from Airfix (great little kit)!Size comparison 1/18-1/48

She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Monday, April 8, 2019 6:41 AM

This is very sadly, as all Hobbyboss' 1/18 kits are, lacking in detail. You don't even get a decent engine. AM companies are not going to support stuff like this as it is not mainstream stuff.

You can see the kit contents here

http://www.hobbyboss.com/index.php?g=home&m=product&a=show&id=1404&l=en

Even Revell of Germany has better FW 190's than this with more detail in them in 1/32 and Zoukei Mura are working on their own FW 190's and with that companies record should be cracking kits.

Even HB's sister company, Trumpeter and Airfix have better 1/24 kits (especially airfix with their up and coming new Hellcat and the Typhoon).

Considering what can be done in injection molding these days and what we have seen done with the Airfix Tiffy, HB has very sadly missed the mark. Unfortunatly I regard these are large scale lemons due to the lack of detail.

  • Member since
    January 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Sunday, April 7, 2019 7:51 PM

Just found out just how big this kit is going to be fully assembled.

490.5 mm L (19 1/2”)

583.5 mm wingspan (about 23”)

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, April 6, 2019 6:44 PM

666Irish
Greg, I was unaware as well. I've never built a 190, but always wanted to. Guess this is as good a place as any to start, right?

Absolutely! I think FW-190's are very cool aircraft, I've built two in 1/48th. I'd think 1/18th should be a blast.

666Irish
will post pictures soon.

.....

Looking forward to that! Should be some fun detail to see in that scale.

-Greg

  • Member since
    January 2008
  • From: Woodbine, MD
Posted by 666Irish on Saturday, April 6, 2019 6:32 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

Unfortunately, no. Looks like you’re stuck with the kit’s struts. Unless you know how to make your own.

 

 

I figured as much. Just wanted to see if anyone knew of anything. Even shapeways comes up dry.

She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.

  • Member since
    January 2008
  • From: Woodbine, MD
Posted by 666Irish on Saturday, April 6, 2019 6:31 PM
Greg, I was unaware as well. I've never built a 190, but always wanted to. Guess this is as good a place as any to start, right? Lol. I have a couple things in line ahead of it, but will post pictures soon.

She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.

  • Member since
    January 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Saturday, April 6, 2019 5:17 PM

Unfortunately, no. Looks like you’re stuck with the kit’s struts. Unless you know how to make your own.

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, April 6, 2019 9:58 AM

666Irish
Anyone with any experience on this kit?

No, but I sure hope you post some WIP pics with size references. I've never seen a 1/18th scale model aircraft. Never knew they existed until I saw your post.

-Greg

  • Member since
    January 2008
  • From: Woodbine, MD
1/18 Hobby Boss Focke-Wulf 190 A8
Posted by 666Irish on Friday, April 5, 2019 4:20 PM

   First time posting here in a VERY long time. 

I recently picked up the Monster sized Hobby Boss Focke Wulf 190 A8 in 1/18 scale.

   My question is this: Is there any aftermarket for this kit? I've been searching my brains out, but all I can find is metal landing gear.

 

   Anyone with any experience on this kit?

She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.

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