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Tamiya 1/48 FW190 WIP

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Tamiya 1/48 FW190 WIP
Posted by dazzjazz on Sunday, May 3, 2020 3:27 AM

This one is turning out well so far. Love that aircraft. Can anyone recommend a good picture or history book on them?

 

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Posted by Hoss WA on Sunday, May 3, 2020 1:38 PM

Looking good dazzjazz. 

The three-volume set FW 190 by J. Richard Smith and Eddie J. Creek is superb. Volume three was published in 2013. Each volume is about 300 pages and is loaded with photos, drawings, color schemes, production data, famous pilot profiles and narratives on the major engagements, strategies and challenges. The set covers the development and production history of each version from the earliest concepts and prototypes through the end of the war. It's expensive, but comprehensive. 

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Posted by dazzjazz on Sunday, May 3, 2020 4:48 PM

Wow!

yes, sounds both fabulous and very expensive! Thanks for that. 

Darren

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    May 2011
Posted by dazzjazz on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 4:45 AM

Some Progress.

I don't think I will ever use the white fuselage band decal ever again - tricky to get it to stick down, even with lots of decalling solution. 

What should I do with this kit in terms of weathering please?

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 8:40 AM

That's awesome! Your base weathering looks great. A couple things I might do from here would be to apply a wash to emphasize a little dirt in the panel lines and I might apply some Vallejo Model Air's Nato Black over the black decal to mimic exhaust stains. I would follow that up with some very light aluminum chipping around the engine cowl. I would tone down the aluminum with a little thinner so that it doesn't make a stark contrast over your black paint. The idea would be to make it very, very subtle. This is one of my favorite A-8 liveries!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:51 PM

Outstanding work.  Perhaps next time try painting in the fuse stripe then taping it off before the paint scheme.  It works great.   

 "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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  • From: NE Oklahoma
Posted by Allen109 on Friday, May 8, 2020 3:35 PM

Aircraft & Legend, Focke-Wulf, Fw-190 & Ta-152 by Heinz J. Nowarra

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Posted by dazzjazz on Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:19 AM

I'm more or less finished. I had a lot of trouble with the landing gear. They only snapped into place when I accidentally tried to dry fit them point backwards! Not sure what's going on there. 

 

There's always ONE thing that goes awry with kits eh? Oh well, I'm pretty happy with the result overall.

 

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Posted by dazzjazz on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 7:02 AM

Anyone else make this kit and have issues with the landing gear?

still trying to figure out what I did wrong. 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:45 PM

That's one sweet 190 and I think you did a fine job! Maybe another one in the near future?

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:49 PM

That turned out great!  

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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Posted by dazzjazz on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 5:14 AM

Thanks guys. I have both Hasegawa and Eduard Fw190's In my stash so will start the former soon.

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    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:02 PM

Nice looking 190!  That's a great scheme and well executed. I have not built the Tamiya kit yet, but I've built a few of the Eduards. Congrats. 

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    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 9:31 PM

That model's worth a Well DoneYes

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, May 23, 2020 9:45 AM

dazzjazz

Anyone else make this kit and have issues with the landing gear?

still trying to figure out what I did wrong. 

 

 
I don’t venture of here often but this post caught my eye. I built one of these years back and had the same issue as you and ended up snapping one of them! I don’t know what went wrong as prior to that I’d built three other Tamiya Focke Wulf’s with no problem.
 
 
Regardless of the white band giving you trouble and the landing gear the model turned out really well. You seemed to have had much better luck with the decals then I did with mine.

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Posted by dazzjazz on Saturday, May 23, 2020 6:56 PM

Strange eh? For a moment there, I thought I was going mad!

thanks for confirming I'm not mad...yet...

 

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