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1/48 Hasegawa Fw190 F-8 KG200 WIP - Finished

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1/48 Hasegawa Fw190 F-8 KG200 WIP - Finished
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, December 28, 2019 2:55 PM

Hello friends.  This will be a 3-part WIP.  This Christmas I was blessed with a gift from my good friend Modelcrazy of Hasegawas fantastic 1/48 Fw190.  Thanks Steve!  It was a gift that encompassed my favorite aiplane, in my favorite scale, of my favorite genre, of my favorite Luftwaffe unit, the KG200!  If you would like to look more into this unit, there is a great book on the KG200 from the Stackpole Military History Series that goes into great detail. 

The aircraft relegated for testing within the KG200 were generally surplus units that have seen better days.  So, this gives me an excuse to really weather this one nice and good!  All internal bits are weathered and done so it's on to adding the belts then sealing up the fuselage.  

Chad

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, December 28, 2019 3:45 PM

Very nice start Chad, look forward to seeing more.

Not sure if its the same book, but i have one on KG 200 published by janes and written by P.W. Stahl. Read it years ago but it was a great read.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, December 28, 2019 4:12 PM
Great start Chad. Hasegawa's 190's are great.

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, December 28, 2019 4:21 PM

Hi Bish, here's the book I'm referring to..

Chad

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, December 28, 2019 4:21 PM

Thanks Johnny.  Seems to be the same basic build sequence and quality as the Tamiya kits.  

Chad

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, December 28, 2019 4:34 PM

Now i know the series you mean, i have a dozen or so of those but not that one. Will have to get that one.

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Posted by Hoss WA on Saturday, December 28, 2019 5:15 PM

Looking good so far. 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, December 28, 2019 8:42 PM

Thank you my friend! 

Chad

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, December 28, 2019 11:17 PM

Well this will be cool, you're off to a great start.

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Posted by TREYZX10R on Sunday, December 29, 2019 6:26 PM

Off to a great start Chad! Eagerly awaiting the next update!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 30, 2019 7:27 AM

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, January 2, 2020 7:58 PM

Gear, engine, and prop are done and abundantly weathered. The theme for this 190 is "well used"! Hasegawa chose to mould their oleos fully extended so the 190 will stand a bit too tall.  Next step is painting the fuselage. 

Chad

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Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, January 3, 2020 5:26 AM

Beautiful. That prop is spectacular. I'll be following...

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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Posted by TREYZX10R on Sunday, January 5, 2020 4:02 PM

lawdog114

Beautiful. That prop is spectacular. I'll be following...

 

Agree and great job on the spinner spiral

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 5, 2020 6:27 PM

Thanks guys! Glad to have you aboard.

Chad

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, January 5, 2020 6:44 PM

I'm glad I was able to pass that kit onto you Chad. You're doing it far more justice than I could.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, January 11, 2020 6:45 PM

Steve, I've fallen in love with these Hasegawa 190's!

Chad

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, January 11, 2020 6:48 PM

Here's a sneak peek at the latest progress. Today was paint chipping. I use Vallejo German Black/Brown for the RLM 76 areas.  Tomorrow I'll apply aluminum chipping to the darker areas of RLM 74 & 75.  I use a tiny brush and stipple the paint to the degree of weathering that feels right.  

Chad

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:00 AM

Looks fantastic Chad Yes

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Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:39 AM

Wow, that is looking good!

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:30 AM

Wow, that looks fantastic. The chipping along the panel edges is excellent. Lovin' it!!

BK

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 12, 2020 2:31 PM

Thanks guys! I really appreciate it!

Chad

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 12, 2020 2:39 PM

That is some lovely work there Chad, coming on superbly.

Just one minor point for future referance. the prop blades are wood not metal.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 12, 2020 2:44 PM

Yeah I definitely overdid that. They did have a aluminum strip along the leading edge to prevent wear but I definitely shouldn't have put it along the back edge of each blade. I guess I got a little excited and put too much overall!

Chad

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 12, 2020 2:47 PM

Ye, i know that feeling.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 12, 2020 2:55 PM

So I did a little digging. It looks like the A series did have metal propellers, while the F series and the D series had wooden blades with counterweights. That explains why the blades are so much fatter. However, it looks like wooden props could be used at the pilots request if it helped increase the center of gravity.

Chad

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:44 AM

So, for some reason I can't see the last posts and the completed pics, so thank you Chad for sending them to me.

WOW you knocked it out of the park my friend Bow Down Just an outstanding job.

I hope the site starts to allow me to see all of it.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:58 AM

Thank you my friend! Embarrassed Ive posted the final pictures twice now and the post just disappears into thin air.  I will repost again tomorrow in hopes that they get whatever technical issues they're having taken care of. 

Chad

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, January 17, 2020 7:21 AM

This workhorse of the KG 200 is done. It's long since retired from active duty and spends most of it's time either in a comfortable hanger or in the air testing the aerodynamics of new bombs.  

 

Chad

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, January 17, 2020 8:36 AM

Wow, that is a stunner for sure. Killer build my friend and super well executed. Now that is raising the bar.

BK

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