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There is a New Butcher in town, HobbyBoss FW190A-5, 1/18

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  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Gothenburg
There is a New Butcher in town, HobbyBoss FW190A-5, 1/18
Posted by JohanT on Saturday, May 26, 2018 11:27 AM

Well 2 actually:
Eduards excellent 1/48 FW190A-5 82143

HobbyBoss 1/18 FW190A-5 81802



Best Regards
Johan
  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Saturday, May 26, 2018 1:50 PM
I thought that was a typo at first but 1/18th that's one big butcher bird

Clint

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Gothenburg
Posted by JohanT on Sunday, May 27, 2018 11:50 PM

Detail in the cockpit is quite soft. 
But with this big a canvas there is of course room for AM parts.
Just can't find any atm.

Here is Eduards 1/48, ROG 1/32 and HB 1/18.



  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, May 28, 2018 12:50 AM

I saw that several months back advertised as a 1/48 scale bird and then I saw the price for over $100 and had to do a double take. I figured if it were in 48 scale at over $100 then it had to have some bonus stuff with it and after looking closer saw that it was 1/18 scale. Man..............I don't even know where I would display anything like that!!!!

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Gothenburg
Posted by JohanT on Sunday, June 10, 2018 10:48 AM
Hi,
Thank you for taking interest in this.
I must admit, I am surprised at what is being offered here.
Obviously should have done my homework better, and lesson is learnt…
This is more of a toy then a scale kit.
Not quite sure what they had in mind when they launched this but here are the main issues I have found so far.
The cockpit, as I mentioned the detail is soft but that is probably something I could fix…
…but the actual layout, shape and dimensions seem to be, well fake and imagination.
An example, the gunsight is supposed to be assembled in the center.



The seat is, well have a look for yourself…

 

The wheel wells…

 

The engine…

 

To be honest, I am no even sure if it is worthwhile putting in time to try to correct this, this is not about detailing, it is about correcting fundamental structural errors.
If someone can offer advice – please go ahead!
I might just bite the bullet and finish this as a painting exercise.
 
Best Regards
Johan

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