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Eduard 1/48 Fw-190 A4 / COMPLETED

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Eduard 1/48 Fw-190 A4 / COMPLETED
Posted by MrStecks on Thursday, February 07, 2019 4:26 PM

 

Woo Hoo!  I finally finished my build of Eduard’s 1/48 Fw 190-A4, so it’s time to post some pictures.

 

I want to thank everyone that helped me with suggestions in my other thread last month about how to do the winter camo.  I mixed a lot of different paints and mediums, with both the airbrush and paint brushes, and came out the other end with something that I am happy with.
It could certainly be better, but I think it passes for a first attempt.  I really enjoyed the challenge though, and I see more winter camo Luftwaffe planes in my future.
 
 
Here’s one of the test pieces that I tried whitewash ideas on:
 
 
After laying down a very basic summer camo scheme (since it was getting covered), I laid down some XF-2 Flat White and overcoated some areas with a paint brush some Mig’s Winter Camo White, and also some white oil paints.  I liked the addition of the streaking from the brush strokes. 
 
 
 
I tried sanding back some areas to reveal the summer camo below, but struggled with it, so I overcoated some green and gray blotches with the airbrush later.
 
Here are the final pics:
 
 
As for the kit…  it’s fantastic.  Fit was excellent.  If you missed my thread about a month ago, Here’s a link to a short video I did during the build, showing the wing-fuselage fit of this kit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C93_Z5zJV6s

 

Maybe the only fault I have with the kit is that it doesn’t have weighted wheels, but that's a very minor complaint.  One problem area (for my fumbling hands) were the guns.  After installing the wing-root cannons and gluing the wings to the fuselage, I looked at those gun barrels and silently predicted I would break them off long before finishing the build.  Yep, it happened.  Luckily the kit had some unused barrels on the sprue for another variant, so I trimmed them to the right length and glued them in at the end.  I think it works.  Smile
 
If anyone has any questions about any aspects of the build, please let me know.  I would've shown more pictures, but didn't want to make this already-long post even longer.
 
Cheers,
Mark

PS. In typical fashion (for me), after posting these pics and randomly selecting one to make sure the links to the full size pictures worked, I noticed I completely forgot to apply ANY weathering to the inside of the clamshell gear doors.  D'OH!  Guess it's back to the bench for this bird!  hahahahaha......  


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Posted by Tickmagnet on Thursday, February 07, 2019 4:33 PM

Outstanding!

 

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, February 07, 2019 5:52 PM

Very nice, Mark.  Doors look fine to me.

John

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Posted by MrStecks on Thursday, February 07, 2019 8:48 PM

Tickmagnet

Outstanding!

 

Thanks Tickmagnet.


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Posted by MrStecks on Thursday, February 07, 2019 8:48 PM

jeaton01

Very nice, Mark.  Doors look fine to me.

 

Thanks John.  Yeah, I might just leave 'em be.  Smile


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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, February 07, 2019 9:00 PM

I sure like that winter camouflage!

Chad

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Posted by Rambo on Thursday, February 07, 2019 9:15 PM
Winter camo turned out great, I love the look of Eduards butcher birds.

Clint

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Posted by kensar on Friday, February 08, 2019 6:50 AM

Very nice result, Mr Stecks! 

I have a version of the Eduard kit and have read that if the wing spar and other fuse parts are not fitted exactly, the engine will not line up right.  Did you have any issues around the engine?  Did you put all the engine and wing cannon parts in per the instructions and get a good fit?

 

 

Kensar

 

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, February 08, 2019 8:03 AM

Really nice winter camo there mark! I like the weathering on the landing gear/tires as wellYes

-Andy

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Posted by MrStecks on Friday, February 08, 2019 10:33 AM

Mopar Madness

I sure like that winter camouflage!

 

Thanks Chad.


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Posted by MrStecks on Friday, February 08, 2019 10:35 AM

Rambo
Winter camo turned out great, I love the look of Eduards butcher birds.

Thanks Rambo, yeah I really like the look of their 190s too.  Gonna build some more. Big Smile


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Posted by MrStecks on Friday, February 08, 2019 10:40 AM

Thanks Ken.  I did have trouble with an older Eduard Fw190 kit (the A9) with all the things you mention.  The whole nose section ended up slightly tilted upward at the front. 
However, this new kit (the A4) was engineered differently, and everything went together beautifully.  This kit only has the front face of the engine, so maybe it would have been different if I tried to put in a complete after-market engine.  The fit everywhere was very good.

Cheers,
Mark


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Posted by MrStecks on Friday, February 08, 2019 10:42 AM

rooster513

Really nice winter camo there mark! I like the weathering on the landing gear/tires as wellYes

Thanks Rooster. 


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Posted by DanR1967 on Friday, February 08, 2019 10:56 AM
Beautiful work!

Dan

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, February 08, 2019 11:00 AM

I like the whole package but the part I think is really exceptional is the exhaust staining on the white background! I gotta believe it would be easy to overdo that and yours looks realistic.

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Posted by littletimmy on Friday, February 08, 2019 9:35 PM

TheMongoose
but the part I think is really exceptional is the exhaust staining on the white background!

I second that !

Nice job !

My only question is about the Yellow bit's. They seem to be to "Shiny". ( It may just be an optical illusion on my part)  The White may be making the Yellow stand out a bit.

I'm not much of an airplane builder, ( what's this thing for)  sooooo....

Please, feel free to Throw stuff at me .....

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Posted by 1943Mike on Friday, February 08, 2019 10:42 PM

That's some really fine work Mark!

Your A/B skills are showing off as are your weathering techniques. Kudos!

Mike

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, February 09, 2019 3:11 AM

Great looking build.  That is a really nice winter camo.  Well done.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, February 09, 2019 5:21 AM
Wow you nailed it. Looks like it's a somewhat recently winter camo application. Not to beat up but used.

 

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Posted by 7474 on Saturday, February 09, 2019 9:35 AM
Great job with the Butcher Bird, I have a 190 in my stash that I want to get built as well.
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Posted by MrStecks on Saturday, February 09, 2019 10:31 AM

DanR1967
Beautiful work!

Thanks Dan.

 

TheMongoose

I like the whole package but the part I think is really exceptional is the exhaust staining on the white background! I gotta believe it would be easy to overdo that and yours looks realistic.

Thanks Mongoose.  I airbrushed flat black just in the area directly behind the stacks, then applied black pastel chalk dust to do the main streaking.  I use a short, stiff brush for this, but I build it up very slowly to keep from overdoing it.  I use the same brushed-chalk technique to do the gun exhaust streaking on the wings.

 

littletimmy

I second that !

Nice job !

My only question is about the Yellow bit's. They seem to be to "Shiny". ( It may just be an optical illusion on my part)  The White may be making the Yellow stand out a bit.

I'm not much of an airplane builder, ( what's this thing for)  sooooo....

Please, feel free to Throw stuff at me .....

Thanks Timmy.  Yeah, I applied some weathering to the yellow panels and fuselage stripe, but perhaps not enough.  They do stand out a little as looking "fresher" than the rest of the plane.

 

 

1943Mike

That's some really fine work Mark!

Your A/B skills are showing off as are your weathering techniques. Kudos!

Thank you Mike.

 

keavdog

Great looking build.  That is a really nice winter camo.  Well done.

Thanks keavdog.  I needed a "win" after struggling through that tiny C-47 build.  Smile

 

tempestjohnny
Wow you nailed it. Looks like it's a somewhat recently winter camo application. Not to beat up but used.

Thank you TJ. 

 

7474
Great job with the Butcher Bird, I have a 190 in my stash that I want to get built as well.

Thanks 7474.  It's funny, I never cared much for the look of the 190 until just recently.  After building two of them I've really come to appreciate the beautiful clean lines of the design. 


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Posted by bvallot on Saturday, February 09, 2019 1:43 PM

Outstanding Mark! =] Very well done. Quite an accomplished looking winter camo. Glad I caught it. I don't get to drop in here as often as I'd like.

Two thumbs.

One thing about the weighted wheels...I do like a lot of others and sand the bottoms slightly. It doesn't quite produce the bulge in width like you'd see, but at 1:48...you're not seeing it that much anyhow. Tires on a plane like a 190 are unfamiliar to me, but I don't imagine a tire like that bowed much. Less is probably more here for future reference. 

Again, sweet build here!!

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Posted by MrStecks on Saturday, February 09, 2019 10:05 PM

Thanks bvallot.  This A4 is now sitting next to the A9 I did last year, on my display table.  One has weighted wheels and one doesn't, and it's impossible to see the difference unless you really get close up. Big Smile

But I may try the sanding idea on the next set of unweighted wheels I come across.  Yes

Cheers,
Mark

 

 


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Ole
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Posted by Ole on Sunday, February 10, 2019 8:43 AM

I like how what one came out. Subtle, yet with the right effect. Clean here, dirty there. Excellent job!

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Posted by Greg on Sunday, February 10, 2019 8:53 AM

Hey Mark,

If I ever do a winter camo and it turns out half as nice as yours, I'll be thrilled. You did really well. YesYes

Was this your first Eduard 190? (It sure doesn't look like it)

-Greg

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Posted by MrStecks on Sunday, February 10, 2019 4:23 PM

Ole

I like how what one came out. Subtle, yet with the right effect. Clean here, dirty there. Excellent job!

Thank you, Ole.

Cheers,
Mark


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Posted by MrStecks on Sunday, February 10, 2019 4:26 PM

Greg

Hey Mark,

If I ever do a winter camo and it turns out half as nice as yours, I'll be thrilled. You did really well. YesYes

Was this your first Eduard 190? (It sure doesn't look like it)

Thanks Greg.  This is my second Eduard 190.  The first was an A9 last year, which was an older tool, and was a difficult build to put it lightly.  This newly-tooled (2017) A4 went together beautifully.  I highly recommend this kit.

Cheers,
Mark


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Posted by seres on Sunday, February 10, 2019 4:45 PM

This is an exceptional build! I’ve been modeling for years and years, and this is the best example of soot trails I’ve seen. I never considered using black pastel chalk dust. Well done!

 

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Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, February 11, 2019 12:19 AM
Awesome work! That winter camp turned out perfect! I’ll be dragging out the new Eduard 190 soon.

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Posted by UKguyInUSA on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 6:04 PM

That's a super looking winter camouflage on your 190...I love Luftwaffe aircraft, but I;m still yet to attempt a winter camo scheme. Nice one! 

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