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Modeling a Focke Wulf Fw190, a german fighter

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  • Member since
    January 2021
  • From: Quebec, Canada
Modeling a Focke Wulf Fw190, a german fighter
Posted by ww2Xplorer on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 7:52 AM

Hi everyone!

I have just started to work on my first scale model. It´s a Focke Wulf Fw190, a german fighter during the second world war.

Fw190

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    November 2020
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye2 on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:02 AM

That's a nice kit, enjoy!  Post plenty of pictures.

Mike

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:29 AM

Excellent choice.  That's a great starter kit. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:51 AM

A good kit at any level.

 

 

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    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:52 PM

Have fun and let us know when you want to know what RLM stands for Smile

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Monogram 1/72 F-4J
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
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    January 2021
  • From: Quebec, Canada
Posted by ww2Xplorer on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 5:56 PM

Yes, what does RLM means exactly? I am curious to know.

 

I think that for now, I will need to pause this model because I need to paint the pilot and cockpit before closing the plane and I have not received my paints yet.

 

WIP1

 

WIP2

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    February 2016
  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 7:34 PM

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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  • From: Quebec, Canada
Posted by ww2Xplorer on Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:26 AM

Thanks for the links and the welcome.

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    January 2021
  • From: Quebec, Canada
Posted by ww2Xplorer on Thursday, January 14, 2021 5:02 PM

Finally, I have tried another technique to store my kit's parts. I store them in a big ziploc bag. This way, the smallest parts wont disappear.

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    January 2021
  • From: Northern Utah, USA
Posted by Possible Pilot Deviation on Thursday, January 14, 2021 6:31 PM

ww2Xplorer

Finally, I have tried another technique to store my kit's parts. I store them in a big ziploc bag. This way, the smallest parts wont disappear.

 

 

Curious as to why you wouldn't just leave them on the sprue until you need to use the part? I think I would get pieces all mixed up if I didn't!
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  • From: Quebec, Canada
Posted by ww2Xplorer on Friday, January 15, 2021 2:13 PM

Possible Pilot Deviation
ww2Xplorer

Finally, I have tried another technique to store my kit's parts. I store them in a big ziploc bag. This way, the smallest parts wont disappear.

 

Curious as to why you wouldn't just leave them on the sprue until you need to use the part? I think I would get pieces all mixed up if I didn't!

 
Yes, I think you are right. I should not have done that. Next time, I will leave all the pieces on my sprue until I need them. Thanks for asking me the question.
 
Finally, I have just received my paints and my primer.
 
Concerning the primer, is there something special I should do with it? I wont be able to use an airbrush so everything will be done with a brush.
 
Paints
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    January 2021
  • From: Northern Utah, USA
Posted by Possible Pilot Deviation on Friday, January 15, 2021 3:09 PM
Can't answer about the primer. I used a spray on kind. Walked it outside the front door and sprayed it quick, then brought it back inside to dry. I'm looking forward to see your progress on this!
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, January 15, 2021 3:14 PM

Not sure how those Model Air paints will work when brushing them. They are thine (i found them to thin) especially for air brushing.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/MPM 1/72nd Bf 109G-12

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  • From: Quebec, Canada
Posted by ww2Xplorer on Friday, January 15, 2021 5:05 PM

I can't have an airbrush so I will do everything with a brush.

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, January 15, 2021 5:15 PM

Well, you have certainly taken on a challenge with a late war German fighter for your first kit.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/MPM 1/72nd Bf 109G-12

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    February 2016
  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Friday, January 15, 2021 7:03 PM
I would be careful with the Vallejo primer. I haven't heard the best of it. It like to come off in chunks when you try to sand it. Another alterative is badger Stylrlrez. http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/tools_techniques_and_reference_materials/f/18/t/185198.aspx?page=1

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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  • From: Quebec, Canada
Posted by ww2Xplorer on Friday, January 15, 2021 7:04 PM

The second layer of black primer is done on the cockpit and the pilot.

Cockpit

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  • From: Northern Utah, USA
Posted by Possible Pilot Deviation on Friday, January 15, 2021 9:05 PM

Looking forward to seeing this come together.

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    January 2021
  • From: Quebec, Canada
Posted by ww2Xplorer on Friday, January 15, 2021 9:33 PM

I have just finished to paint the pilot. Is there something else that I could do to improve him?

Pilot

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  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Saturday, January 16, 2021 6:35 AM

ww2Xplorer

I have just finished to paint the pilot. Is there something else that I could do to improve him?

Pilot

 

 

That's depends on how deep down that rabbit hole you want to Go!

 

Painting figures is quickly becoming one of my favorite things to do, and I can spend HOURS on a 1/48 scale figure!

 

The quick answer would be to give him a clearcoat and an ink wash....that will darken the recesses and make the detail pop...

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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    January 2021
  • From: Quebec, Canada
Posted by ww2Xplorer on Saturday, January 16, 2021 8:13 AM

Justinryan215
That's depends on how deep down that rabbit hole you want to Go!

Painting figures is quickly becoming one of my favorite things to do, and I can spend HOURS on a 1/48 scale figure!

The quick answer would be to give him a clearcoat and an ink wash....that will darken the recesses and make the detail pop...

I would be very interested to learn how to do that :)

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    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Saturday, January 16, 2021 9:12 AM

Using washes is the most basic technique, and quite effective for small scale (1/48 and smaller, although can be effective with 1/35 too) figure detail.

I will typically start with blocking in the colors needed, paint any exposed skin with a flesh tone, paint the uniform in its appropriate colors, and any additional equipment molded onto the figure.  I will typically hit it with a light coat of rattle can gloss clear, let that dry for a while, then select the wash color desired, and let it run into all the nooks and crannies.  Once that is dry, hit it with a light coat from a rattle can of flat cleAR.

 

I use these washes:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0714QL55V/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_w.VaGbHWH2K91

 

To see examples of the above techniques,  find my post with my D Day Osprey build here:

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/t/187182.aspx

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, January 16, 2021 2:42 PM

Your pilot looks really good. I wouldn't try learning every single technique on your first kit. Get the basics down and then try something new on every kit you do. I've been building for 40+ years and still try to learn something new on every build.

 

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    February 2016
  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Saturday, January 16, 2021 6:08 PM
Nice figure. You could do a wash on the face with a darker flesh color to bring out the details, also, the rest of the suit a dark grey or the base color with black used as a wash?

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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