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FW190 D-9 1/48 scale - which is best?

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FW190 D-9 1/48 scale - which is best?
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Friday, November 03, 2017 8:46 AM

Alright, folks, I need your feedback.  I'm wanting to purchase a 1/48 scale kit of a Focke-Wulf 190 D-9.  I've found 4 kits in the price range I'm looking to pay:  Hobby Boss (€15.50); Eduard "Profi-Pack" (€22.50); Tamiya (€23.95); and Revell of Germany (€26.95).  Need your opinions on which you think is the best and why.   Aaaand GO!

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, November 03, 2017 9:36 AM

Eduard hands down...

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, November 03, 2017 8:32 PM
I've built the HobbyBoss Ta152 and really liked it.

 

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Posted by Jester75 on Friday, November 03, 2017 8:44 PM

Detail wise, I think Eduard is the best hands down. Their 190’s can however be finicky building because of said detail.

Eric

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, November 03, 2017 8:53 PM

Just my two cents... The Hobbyboss 190/152’s are great for the beginner to intermediate modeler. They have decent detail without much hassle to put together and they can be cheaper than their Eduard counterparts.  But if you have intermediate or better skills, or patience for the small details, the Eduard kits are hands-down the absolute best in my opinion. The newest Revell D9 (03930) is an Eduard rebox without the photoetch so that would be a good one too!  The Tamiya kit is probably the oldest of the bunch but is still ok.  I‘d stick with Eduard or Revell.  Good luck! Beer

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

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Posted by AdeB on Monday, November 06, 2017 11:44 PM

The brand new Eduard kit is the way to go. It was released last week and eliminates all the fit issues with the old tool. 100% the best 190 kits out there along with the new A4 kit.

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 3:59 AM
Thanks! That's the general impression of the feedback I was getting, so I went ahead and ordered it yesterday. Now I can't wait to see it!

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Posted by Nathan T on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 10:58 PM

AdeB

The brand new Eduard kit is the way to go. It was released last week and eliminates all the fit issues with the old tool. 100% the best 190 kits out there along with the new A4 kit.

 

the new Eduard kit isn't a D-9 though...the Eduard kit is beautiful but tough to build. It is meant to have open gun doors and they don't fit well in the closed position. The firewall and botton of the cockpit floor are a tad too wide when it  comes to closing the fuselage halves. If you can get past those hurdles, the rest of the build is ok. 

 

 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Wednesday, November 08, 2017 1:26 AM
Umm, I didn't know about the fit issues, so thanks for that info, but...you're incorrect in that the new Eduard kit is not a D-9. It literally came out just days ago; go to Eduard's website and look at their New releases announcement for November 2017. It's a Profi-Pack, MSRP is €29.99 (although I got it for €22.50).

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Posted by Nathan T on Wednesday, November 08, 2017 7:39 AM

That kit is a re-release of the old one, so it has the fit issues I mentioned. I've built 4 of them, I looked up the instructions and it's the same kit. The new tool 190s from Eduard are the A series. 

 

 

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Posted by AdeB on Sunday, November 12, 2017 3:08 AM
You're correct mate - I assumed it was a new kit like the A4. Glad I didn't buy it now...
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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, November 12, 2017 7:37 AM

When I got back into modeling, the first kit I picked up was the Tamiya D-9. Not the most accurate Dora out there, but a fun easy buid...

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