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1/32 Hasegawa FW190D-9 WIP (Completed)

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1/32 Hasegawa FW190D-9 WIP (Completed)
Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, December 31, 2017 1:06 AM

Thought I post my WIP for those not following the GB threads. This is the very fine Hasegawa 1/32 Dora.

here is the box image:

I will be doing Oberstleutnant Gerhard Michalski's Dora from Stab/JG4 which has a super groovy mottling scheme.

Got the pit ready for some paint.

Hasegawa gives you the option of closed or open engine vents so open they will be. I used the UMM razor saw to clean up the separations.

I also have the engine plug assembly partially together and ready for paint. This is partially visible thru the undercarriage bay and looks ok but I will be adding more wiring and plumbing to make it look busier. I was hoping for a simple OOB build but I think the fun is just beginning.

I usually don't use the pilot figure but darn, this one is VERY nice with excellent details and think it's a special feature of this particular kit issue. I did use the UMM scriber to undercut some strap and uniform details so the washes will settle better.

I grabbed this kit on ebay a while back for a really great price with free shipping and has the Eduard pit detail set and brass cannons included. Hasegawa has done a great job with the pit and the IP details so a pe replacement is an overkill in this case so I will use the Eduard set on another future build.

 I usually start with the IP and pit but I had to play with all those lines and wires first in the engine plug part. The plug bulkheads were painted RLM 02, and the engine parts got some Humbrol Metalkote Aluminum and flat  black. Working from photos, I grabbed my box full of electronic junk and located cables to be used for the engine plumbing. I cut some brass tube and used thin CA to secure them to the drilled holes. I then inserted the black wires as in the reference photos. It will mostly be hidden once it goes into the fuselage but the busy look is there.

I added several lines on the other side.

The plumbing fills the area and busies things up.

and the other side

and dry fitted in the fuselage to see how it looks

I still may add more lines to further make it look more busy. The real Dora had a ton of wires and lines in there. Once the part is secured to the fuselage it will receive some oil washes for weathering to dirty things up a bit. Still lots of small things to do.

 

 

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Posted by Rambo on Sunday, December 31, 2017 1:20 AM
That Engine bay is looking sweet.

Clint

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 31, 2017 3:20 AM

Look forward to seeing what you do with this PJ. I wish i had gone for the open cowling.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, December 31, 2017 6:28 AM

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Posted by Hunter on Sunday, December 31, 2017 7:16 AM

PJ,

Great start sir...look forward to seeing more,

Hunter 

      

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Posted by kensar on Sunday, December 31, 2017 9:24 AM

I'll be following this build, too, as I am working on an older version of this kit, the high tech version that has PE parts, but minimal interior detail.  It has the older raised rivet detail on the wings and engraved panel lines on the fuse.

Kensar

 

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Posted by Model Maniac on Sunday, December 31, 2017 10:47 AM

Very nice details you added to the engine! This month I also built 2 x Fw190 in 1:72 scale. One of them is Revell's 33 years old kit, with some interesting info:

FW190 1:72 Revell, GB @1978 Info on box:

"From a pilot's point of view, the FockeWulf 190 was perhaps the most beautiful fighter plane ever designed. Its clean and straightforward lines drew praises from both the German pilots who flew it, and the alli
ed pilots who fought against it. Beautifully combined with its appearance was the capability for top speed, neck-snapping maneuverability and heavy armament. The FockeWulf 190 ranks as one of the most successful fighters ever developed."

And this is my build of the most beautiful fighter plane ever designed:

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All 10 Playlists that I created on Youtube:

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Pan Flute Music (300 songs) (Most Popular, over 100K views):

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUNb2zPxGTZO7alagEPsEMzgBkWt4-vKV

El Condor Pasa (Top 50) (World's most famous and my most favorite song):

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Posted by Jay Jay on Sunday, December 31, 2017 12:45 PM

I'll be ernestly watching ( pun intended Smile and as always learning from your vast treasure house of skills.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, January 01, 2018 10:22 PM

Thanks guys for following along!

The first day of 2018 has been a very lazy and relaxed day.  It's been raining the entire day, very windy and cold in the 40's. The wife has been watching tv the whole day so it's been a perfect modeling day.

Got the IP done

and the pit tub

I still have to do some more weathering and light griming. I thought I had PE belts but I don't have any so I ordered a set from HGW which are supossed to be fantastic and better than the PE ones.

I also added more lines. I also made my own braided line by wrapping thin copper wire around another wire then painted it grey.

 

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Posted by kensar on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 11:12 AM

The pit is looking real good.

Guitar strings are also good for a flex hose kind of look.

Kensar

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 6:44 AM

Thanks K. I've heard of those too so thanks for the suggestion. Before I toss any electronic piece I take it apart and look for interesting parts to keep that will come in handy at scratch work.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 6:54 AM

PJ, just saw your comment on the HGW belts. They are deffinetly far better than PE ones. They are a bit fiddly to put together, and only printed on one side (though i think the newer ones may be 2 sided, not sure) but they look so much better and much reasier to get a realistic look to them laying in the pit. I have switched completly to them for 32nd kits now, even if i buy a PE set that includers belts, i still get the HGW ones.

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, January 04, 2018 12:37 AM

Beautiful scratchwiring work for the engines.  Looking forward to more!

Your friend,Toshi

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, January 04, 2018 1:37 PM

Thanks Toshi. Still lots of things to add to it.

Bish

Looking forward to getting these belts.

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Posted by Johnny1000 on Thursday, January 04, 2018 1:44 PM

PJ: Looking great! 

And +1 with Bish about the HGW belts—even one sided, they're a massive step up from PE. (And I bet you could figure out the second side if you needed to, especially in 1/32.)

-J

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, January 04, 2018 3:30 PM

Thanks Johnny. Yes those belts sound fantastic.

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Posted by KnightTemplar5150 on Thursday, January 04, 2018 4:22 PM

Thank you for going out of your way to share with those of us who don't normally visit the group builds, PJ. That's very considerate of you to do, particularly when you're sharing a project like this. Much obliged and looking forward to watching your progress with this build!

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Posted by Greg on Thursday, January 04, 2018 4:29 PM

That is looking great, Ernie. Yes This will be fun to watch**, thank for the WIP.

I've built a handful of 190's, all in 1/48th so I look fwd to seeing the additional detail in 1/32nd.

BTW, you Floridians crack me up. Complaining about 40's being cold. Oh, how I hate it up here in the mid-friggin-west this time of year. Off Topic<----meaning me

-Greg

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, January 04, 2018 10:17 PM

KnightTemplar5150

Thank you for going out of your way to share with those of us who don't normally visit the group builds, PJ. That's very considerate of you to do, particularly when you're sharing a project like this. Much obliged and looking forward to watching your progress with this build!

 

You are welcome KT and thanks for your kind words. I'm glad you are enjoying my build.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, January 04, 2018 10:21 PM

Greg

That is looking great, Ernie. Yes This will be fun to watch**, thank for the WIP.

I've built a handful of 190's, all in 1/48th so I look fwd to seeing the additional detail in 1/32nd.

BTW, you Floridians crack me up. Complaining about 40's being cold. Oh, how I hate it up here in the mid-friggin-west this time of year. Off Topic<----meaning me

 

Thanks Greg for dropping by.  Yes when it gets in the 40s here lots of people complaint, including me LOL. Cold weather has never bothered me till recently. I guess old age made me thin skinned with the temps. I don't know how some folks can endure the northern climates.

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Friday, January 05, 2018 12:11 AM

Hi, plasticjunkie! I built that kit about 4 years ago, painted in JV44 markings (red & white stripes on the bottom of the wings and fuselgae). The kit is a good-fitting kit, except for where the front of the bottom part of the wing (I hope that makes sense) butts up against the bottom of the engine area. It kept popping apart on me, even after multiple attempts at it, using different glues. I have since forgetten how I finally got it to stay glued together. There's a thread on here somewhere that I posted of the build (not sure how to search the threads for it), but it'll show more precisely what I'm talking about.

Your engine bay looks MUCH BETTER than my did - I just used the the kit stuff. The only aftermarket stuff I used was the Eduard cockpit set, and even then it was only the instrument panel items - nothing else.

Goos Luck with it!!

Gary Mason

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, January 06, 2018 1:04 AM

Hi Gary. So far everything is fitting like a glove as most Hasegawa kits do so I will see once I get to that tricky part.

Well I finally got the HGW belts and man they are a PITA to put together. As a matter of fact I wasn't impressed at all with them. You have to cut these things and the printed cut line is way off cause it's too wide for the pe buckles. I had to trim off more material so it would fit thru the pe buckle. By doing this, most of the printed stitching is lost. It took me 2 evenings to assemble these belts but the Eduard PE ones only takes me a few minites.

The package has another belt to be assembled and I will use it simply because I have it but I will not be getting this product again. I also had to paint the back side since it's just blank.

I drilled two holes with a #80 bit to attach the shoulder belts with very thin wire. I think the PE belts look better and have more detail than these but they will stay regardless.

I also used my mini drill bit to drill out the exhaust pipes and carefully cleaned them up with a blade.

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, January 07, 2018 8:54 PM

Devil Dawg

The kit is a good-fitting kit, except for where the front of the bottom part of the wing (I hope that makes sense) butts up against the bottom of the engine area. It kept popping apart on me, even after multiple attempts at it, using different glues.

 

This must be the part that you are talking about Gary. It's a bit tricky to attach and a prime candidate for Plast I Weld glue that will melt the bonding areas solid.

It took lots of dry fitting and a couple of DeWalt clamps to get it to sit evenly then I hit it with Plast I Weld in a Touch N Flow applicator. The two sharp tips broke off and two tiny white plastic sheet triangles were fitted and melted in place by the glue. This is the only part so far that required some work for a god fit.

The wells were painted RLM02 and more lines were added along with a grime wash. Click on the image for an extreme closeup.

The cannon shell ejector locations were dressed up in the wing interior otherwise it's just dead space when viewed thru the ammo ejection slots. Pieces of plastic sheet were cut and placed where the cannon would be.

I feared that paint would give a poor bonding surface to these parts eventually becoming loose inside the wing so they will pe painted black after assembly. Now there's something there intead od dead space.

The tiny hood scoop was drilled open

And so were the wing cannons and nose guns

 

 

 

Beginning to look like a Dora

 

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Posted by 5-high on Sunday, January 07, 2018 9:19 PM

Hello plastic j

I see you have made plenty of progress on your D-9 ..i thought of drilling out the kits canon too ..but I desided on useing brass  tubeing. Looks good ..i had issues with that front piece too .other than that it whent together great ..too bad no one Carrys hasegawa kits in Prince George bc. I have to find out hobby stores in city and towns I travel to while working on the railroad. It's tough not meny stores do ..if I had a choice i.d buy way more of those kits ..not much bench time lately cuss im working grave yard shift sence the big dump of snow were getting here ..(snow removal)..from rail switches and such..hopefully I'll get a day of so I get much bench time ..my dora is calling for some attention Sad.  But I do have wip picks to share.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, January 07, 2018 9:44 PM

5h

Try ebay. I just got another Hasegawa 1/32 Dora for $17! Once in a while a great deal pops up.

I thought about replacing the cannons with brass tubing but I just got some Gyros mini drill bit replacements and they ate up that plastic really quick.

I don't envy your weather up there with all that snow. Stay warm!

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Posted by 5-high on Sunday, January 07, 2018 9:49 PM

Ohhhhh yeahhh. ..i will ...ohhh yeah I will ..ebay eh ...did you bid or buy outright

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, January 07, 2018 10:04 PM

It was buy it now price and a fresh listing last Sunday morning. It came in the mail Friday.

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Posted by Johnny1000 on Monday, January 08, 2018 2:07 PM

PJ

Looking really good—those wheel wells look great. 

Sorry if the HGW belts were a bum steer! They really are a PITA to put together, but I thought worth it--maybe scale, or style (maybe the USN belts are somehow better than Luftwaffe or something). A wash helped them "sit" in a little better for me. 

-J

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, January 08, 2018 8:33 PM

Thanks Johnny. The only thing that keept them down was Aleene's Glue. I will be going back to the Eduard belts in the future.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, January 19, 2018 5:25 PM

It's been a while since I posted so here is a small update. I'm gonna add the fuel tank to my Dora and it's nice OOB but

I'm not happy how the plastic fuel lines look. First I drilled where the lines plug into the fuselage.

and bent my own out of soft wire. It needs some minor adjustments and will be glued after the paint goes on.

Looks like Miss Dora is ready for the paint shop very soon

 

 

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