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1/32 Hasegawa FW190D-9 WIP (Completed)

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  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, February 12, 2018 4:48 PM

That paint job is gonna look killer under some weathering and alongside the cals. Saw that you used a pencil on the oleos. I've started using the Molotow chrome pens for the oleos on landing gear. It turns out a nice shiny chrome for it. I found those things when I switched to auto modeling and they work GREAT!!!

Very nice work on this beauty of a D-9 Ernie. If it's one aircraft I like, it's certainly the D-9. I've got an Eduard 1/48 scale and Trumpy 1/24 scale D-9 in the stash.

 

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    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, February 12, 2018 8:05 PM

crown r n7

PJ that late camo just amazing and the motteling on the nose Bow Down

 

Thanks Nick! Those nose spots got my attention as soon as I saw the art work.

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    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, February 12, 2018 8:08 PM

Thanks Joe. I think the D9 is my favorite German WWII plane next to the Ta152. These planes just look awesome.

That Trumpy 1/24 Dora must be a beauty and huge. I have a Bandai 1/24 George and that thing is gargantuan.

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    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Monday, February 12, 2018 11:34 PM

PJ, I've come late to the party but I'm delighted to be here! You're putting on a show! Some very fine painting and detailing sir. Love those FW's.

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:46 AM

1943Mike

PJ, I've come late to the party but I'm delighted to be here! You're putting on a show! Some very fine painting and detailing sir. Love those FW's.

 

Thanks for dropping by and checking out my build. It's highly appreciated Mike!

 

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 9:13 AM

Looking very very nice. I love the paint and all the detail touches to make it authentic. Well done, Sir.  I can't wait to see it complete.

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

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    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 4:24 PM

Thanks BK!

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, February 15, 2018 8:16 AM

Have been working on the canopy details so here's what I did. Very carefully I drilled down into the canopy so the aerial can come in clear thru. It will attach to the rear bottom of the frame.

Scrap pe pieces were trimmed to make the top canopy frame wire brackets. Using my mini drill bits  a clearance slot was made on the top brace so the antenna wire can go thru and attach to the pulley at the bottom rear that I made from stretched sprue.

Wires attached and threaded thru the pe gussets aft. Once the CA securing the wires is dry they will be trimmed. A simple pulley was made from sprue and will have the antenna wire attached once the plane is completed.

This is how they look

The bottom antenna was cleaned up and the thick plastic tip sliced off and replaced wih thin surgical wire ca'd in place. Next will be painting it then attaching it to the Dora's belly.

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, February 15, 2018 9:35 AM

That is some amazing detail work there, PJ. Clever ideas to add a bit of sizzle to the kit. Very nice. 

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, February 15, 2018 11:04 AM

Great attention to detail as you move on, Ernie.

Great job on the wire/pulley inside the canopy. I tried to simulate this on a 1/48 Dora a few years back. You just blew mine away. Lightning

Mottling is looking great.

-Greg

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, February 15, 2018 1:09 PM

Very nice work on the aerial tensioner mechanism in there Ernie!!! Off tha charts dude.

 

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  • From: Brisbane Australia
Posted by ChrisJH666 on Thursday, February 15, 2018 2:09 PM

This thing looks amazing! You are making a brilliant job of it. Very impressed Bow Down

Chris

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    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, February 15, 2018 7:27 PM

Thanks gents. I'm glad you all like the details and greatly appreciate your input.

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, February 16, 2018 11:04 PM

Hasegawa dropped the ball here with the dash padding/coaming. It's missing a piece for the Revi sight to sit in which is absolutely wrong.

So the first thing to do here was to add some stretched sprue to match the rest of the padding.

I did some minor surgery on the Revi16B sight to make it fit in the square and added the glass pieces to it. I have resin ones but the Hasegawa sight was equally well made so I used it for this build.  I also see in the picture the white is showing on the inside of the seatbelts . I need to touch up those to get rid of that white color.

I also attached the boarding ladder, loop and small straight antenna. The smaller antenna is a piece of very thin metal.

For the pitot tube, the thiiner part was replaced with .004 brass pipe into a drilled hole in the thicker plastic part.

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    August, 2013
Posted by Jay Jay on Saturday, February 17, 2018 6:10 PM

Outstanding detail Bro.This one is going to be another best in class for you.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, February 17, 2018 9:28 PM

Jay Jay

Outstanding detail Bro.This one is going to be another best in class for you.

 

 

Thanks Jay! Weathering yet to come.

 

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  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, February 17, 2018 9:28 PM

Been busy with house things bu got to attach the drop tank and added the metal fuel lines a few minutes back. I like how the NMF drop tanks looks on the painted plane. I weathered the main wheels and dirtied up the doors since they operated from grass fileds. Next will be a flat coat and dot filtering/weathering. 

  

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    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Saturday, February 17, 2018 10:04 PM

Weathering looks great! Bangup job so far.

Isn't it depressing when, after having looked carefully for any little thing that might need touching up before taking pictures, there's always something you can see from a close up shot.

Except for a little silvering on "Keine Bombe!" which I only notice in the middle image, the decals obviously went on very well too. At normal viewing distances even that won't be visible. Nice job! That wheel and strut in the last image look absolutely fantastic! It looks just like someone should give the brake line a cursory once over for leaking fluid!

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, February 17, 2018 10:46 PM

Thanks Mike.

Yes I saw that after posting the pictures yet barely visible to the naked eye. I like to take pictures as I go which magnifies any issues missed by the human eye. Another method is placing a small mirror to view from different angles.

Sometimes the silvering appears no matter how glossy the surface is but I usually kill it by taking a new #11 blade and lightly scoring the decal film then apply good old Solvaset to get it under the decal film which usually works. I did it to the one decal on the tank and the silvering was neutralized.

 

And same angle as the original picture.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, February 18, 2018 4:42 AM

Wow - really nice build.  What Color/medium did you use to wash the tank?

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    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, February 18, 2018 6:48 AM

keavdog

Wow - really nice build.  What Color/medium did you use to wash the tank?

 

Thanks kdog. It's a combination of oil washes and Prismacolor pencil over an acrylic flat coat.

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  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 11:29 AM

My Dora is completed and in my display cabinet. Maybe later I will add a base for it but who knows.

Thoughts on the kit.........Very enjoyable to work on with great parts fit. Hasegawa provides the foundation for a Dora and you go from there. My only beef is that they should incorporate at least partial rivetting specially for the fuselage. The side stripes on the fuselage actually do not line up as one is higher than the other one (notice the chevron is a bit higher). A picture of the actual aircraft shows this detail.

Here is Miss Dora all dressed up and ready for a ride!

The salt chipping effect

Weathering was done with washes and dot filters

Oil paint dots are wiped with a thinner damp wide brush in the direction of the air flow.

Just about all is removed but just a hint blended in to give tonal value to the paint leaving subtle streaks.

The pipes were carefully hollowed out and painted several Alclad shades till I got the desired effect then polished them with a rag.

The tip lights were painted Tamiya clear green and red

and inserted into the tip openings. They look like real lights so Hasegawa scored high points here.

 

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  • Member since
    April, 2013
  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 11:37 AM

Wow what a fantastic build! She's a real beauty and your attention to details is amazing Bow Down

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    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:05 PM

X2 PJ.  Will look beautiful on a base or dio if you ever decide to go that route.

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    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 1:12 PM

You know, I'm a big fan of the 190 family and I'm an especially big fan of the D-9. It seems like this series of 190's just had the most aggressive looks and the wildest paint schemes of the whole bunch. You've managed to pull of a true eye catching replication of this beautiful aircraft. Atta boy Ernie!!

 

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    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 1:41 PM

Hey Ernie, as said above, that is an eye catching model!  Details are nicely done, the paint job is spectacular, and the weathering is spot on.  Overall just excellent!  Bow Down

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 3:48 PM

Thanks gents! I have another one lined up as a late war example with even more details for an article submission in the not so distant future.

Joe the Dora is my all time favorite Greman fighter and hard to pick a favorite scheme. The look of the Dora and TA are just awesome in my book, long, sleek, powerful and graceful.

The 109K follows close behind. Just too many cool looking schemes. 

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  • Member since
    September, 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:41 AM

Very nice!

Thanks for showing the effects of the oil paint dots and explaining what you did there.  I want to try that on my next one.

 

Best Regards,

Kensar

 

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