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Tamiya 1/48 Fw190 D-9

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Tamiya 1/48 Fw190 D-9
Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Thursday, September 13, 2018 8:58 PM

Hey all!

After a summer of almost nothing, I'm back to school, and have actually managed to pick up more time to work on models than while I was working over the summer, and I was finally able to get this one done. It had been sitting in my drying area for almost four months, preshaded, and I finally decided to get it done. Being so old, it's not up to my usual standards, but eh. It came out all right, and looks good on the shelf. 

It's not the greatest Tamiya kit- I had serious, putty intensive fit issues where the wing underside meets the nose. Honestly, it's a pretty terrible kit of the D-9, from an accuracy point of view- it's got problems with the shape of the nose, serious issues in the wheel wells, an incorrect wing, and very very short landing gear, all of which are very difficult to fix without aftermarket. One easy fix I did do was to cut off the landing gear indicator pins, which were microscopic, and use stretched sprue to make and paint a new set. 

I learned some lessons regarding less is more for this scale- on the next project, I'm going to go a little less heavy with the chipping, and try avoiding the sponge and instead using some masking fluid and doing real chipping. In 72nd it's fine, but at 48, I can really tell it's not authentic. 

I really like the plane, so I'll probably do an Eduard one later, but all told I think this one came out fine and will fill the spot until I can get one of Eduards and do it as Sachsenberg's.

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On the Bench- AMT 1/72 F-15, Academy 1/72 OV-10, 1/32 Fiesler Storch, 1/200 Mercury, Gemini, Atlas, Saturn 1b, Saturn V, Monogram 1/72 'Nam- Tour of Duty' F-4J

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Thursday, September 13, 2018 9:20 PM
The correct rake of the landing gear is hard to get right on the old Tamiya kit, yours looks right. With the problems you encountered it turned out very well a bit much on the paint chipping but trial and error is a big part in this hobby.

Clint

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, September 14, 2018 4:06 PM

Build issues aside, it looks great!  You won’t regret buying the Eduard kit.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

  • Member since
    March, 2005
  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Saturday, September 15, 2018 10:14 PM

Nice!!

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: 1/48th Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Hornet;  1/48th Eduard/Hasegawa Ultimate Sabre with "MiG Mad Marine" markings; Revell Of Germany 1/144 Boeing E-4B Airborne Command Post

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, September 15, 2018 10:23 PM

Looks good!

Thanks,

John

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