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Pride of the Luftwaffe GB

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  • Member since
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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, January 12, 2018 8:58 AM

rooster513
 
 I got the new mold 1/32 Fw190 F-8. I'll be doing it for this GB but not till later in the year.
 

 

That ROG F8 is gorgeous. Just the engine alone is a kit by itself.

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Posted by Rigidrider on Friday, January 12, 2018 11:04 AM

Andy... Thanks! I'll get going in a bit...

PJ... Its the late 80s version, and thanks for reminder... I had read something about that the last one I did. Can't remember where, But I do have a couple very good books on the 190. I'll check them out.

Doug

 

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, January 12, 2018 12:17 PM

Rigidrider

Andy... Thanks! I'll get going in a bit...

PJ... Its the late 80s version, and thanks for reminder... I had read something about that the last one I did. Can't remember where, But I do have a couple very good books on the 190. I'll check them out.

Doug

 

 

Doug, would you mind posting which books you have? I'm always interested in reference material. I know most of it can be found online but it's nice to have it in print right on the workbench sometimes.

 

-Andy

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, January 12, 2018 1:27 PM

Rigidrider

PJ... Its the late 80s version, and thanks for reminder... I had read something about that the last one I did. Can't remember where, But I do have a couple very good books on the 190. I'll check them out.

Doug

 

The main issue is the enclosed main gear bay as in the A and F's. The Dora and TA's had partially exposed bottoms inside the wells and have some of the engine and plumbing visible in this area. Other minor issues are panel line placements and the angle of the mains which is not a big deal IMO. You will be busy with the pit which is nothing like Hasegawa's.

This builder went all out on his:

https://modelingmadness.com/review/axis/luft/brownlee190d.htm

 

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Posted by BrandonD on Friday, January 12, 2018 1:39 PM

Hi all,

It's been a while since I've been in here (holidays, health stuff blah blah), but I've finally had some time to get back at it and got most of this Spanish Civil War 109E together.

The Eduard decals went down as they always do - amazingly. I gave it a Flory Grime wash, attached the wheels and am going to flat clear it this weekend and hopefully add exhaust and exhaust stains and call it good.

I actually lost one of the wing guns to the carpet monster so had to buy a resin replacement.

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UntitledAnyway, that's where she sits now.

Glad to beback at the bench!

-BD-

 

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, January 12, 2018 3:20 PM

That's looking very nice BD!

-Andy

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, January 12, 2018 5:50 PM

Man that is one super cool looking pre war scheme BD.Beer

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, January 12, 2018 8:02 PM
BD that is a beauty

 

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Posted by 5-high on Friday, January 12, 2018 8:52 PM

Ditto thats the nicest Spanish civil war 109s ive seen yet Bow Down.

Keep up the great work !!!

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 13, 2018 2:14 AM

Amazing job there BD, looks great in that scheme.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 13, 2018 4:34 PM

Short update as i am just about ready to start painting. I have added the final parts of the kit, minus the undercarrage which i usually add at the end. The angine had been painted, i just have to add the braces and a bit of pipework. The CMK set comes with what i think are meant to be tubes for the over engine MG 17's to go in, but none of the pics show anythin like them. But i do have a set of Aires MG 17's which i was going to lay on the ground having been removed, but the engine goes further into the fuselage then i thought and the cover above the MG mounts is still in place so i will fit the guns to the engine.

I am just waiting on a Montex mask site i odere from Hannants and should be here by Tues. In the mean time i will finish off cleaning up the wings and work on the other parts of the dio.

This is mainly this set from German company Airmodel. They have a very nice range of German ground equipment and most of my dio's has something of theres. And this is a very nice set.

 You can also get each bit, the winch, engine and crate seperatly as well as the engine and crate together.

I already have the engine and crate together.

And thats where i am at now. As for the dio, like most of my builds, this was decided on a long time ago, I already have dio ideas for about 60% of my kits. But just before xmas i was looking at some pics in preperation of doing this build and i came across the pic below. And that added some thine else to the scene. Not only was it of interest because it has the winch and crate i am useing, but because the aircraft tail is raised up, i had not seen that before. But it makes sense for the fuselage to be horizontal if removing the engine.

My scene will have the new engine in the crate and the old one still fitted and crew still removing the covers.

I later found anothder pic of a 109 with the tail raised up, but with a tail stand made with metal rods. This makes me think this are built by the unit. So i will be scratching one from some evergreen plastics.

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, January 13, 2018 4:57 PM

Bish,

There's probably some padding or something that will protect the aluminum skin once the engine is removed. There will be quite a bit of weight sitting on the stand once that happens.

Steve

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 13, 2018 5:28 PM

Its hard to see, but there is a bar running throug the rear fuselage, the aircraft has a hole of either side just forward of the tail. A close up look shows the bar just sticking out, the stand is supporting the tail up by that. They would often use jack stand for this.

I do have a set of jack stands that would work, but i fancy trying the field built stand.

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Posted by 5-high on Saturday, January 13, 2018 11:33 PM

Bish..thats a great picture..guessing by the way the engine is. That its a 109-E-1 no cannon though the engine. This build I must watch ..well as im writing....got a call from work tommaro I travel to Alberta for schooling ( Rules)...RATS Smile Dots..just as im getting ready to paint the underside of my birds leading edge RLM-75 . Oh well duty calls ...itll be a week before I get some bench time ..ill be watching yours and the others with interest..who knows ill be in Edmonton hunting some hobby stores for more kits for the ever growing stash Pirate

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 14, 2018 5:20 AM

Thnaks 5, wel spotted, i had not noticed that. Good luck on your trip, iu have not been to Edmonton in over 20 years, i am sure there must be a hobby store in the mall if you have time to get round it.

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Monday, January 15, 2018 1:46 AM

WIP on my Italeri 1/72 FW-190-A8.  This is a really old kit, not so great quality, flash needed to be trimmed from literally EVERYWHERE.  We’ll see how it turns out...

https://pin.it/j57pcasfmmwpvj

 

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  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Monday, January 15, 2018 2:14 PM

Andy...

Gladly! The ones I turn to most often are the Squadron\Signal publications , I have 1for the 190 & a seperate one for the190D Another real good publication is the book Focke Wulf Fw190 , by Robert Grinsell illustrated by Rikyu Watanabe published by Crown Publishers inc. This book covers both the 190 As most all variants , the 190Ds 9 thru 13, and briefly the Ta152. It has a butt load of specs and numerous fold out pages with several cut away images. I have several others but they are pretty basic. What I really want is one of the Haynes publications owners manuals... Someday maybe.As I said there are others but those are my go to books for most info. Hope that helps...

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Posted by rooster513 on Monday, January 15, 2018 2:51 PM

Rigidrider

Andy...

Gladly! The ones I turn to most often are the Squadron\Signal publications , I have 1for the 190 & a seperate one for the190D Another real good publication is the book Focke Wulf Fw190 , by Robert Grinsell illustrated by Rikyu Watanabe published by Crown Publishers inc. This book covers both the 190 As most all variants , the 190Ds 9 thru 13, and briefly the Ta152. It has a butt load of specs and numerous fold out pages with several cut away images. I have several others but they are pretty basic. What I really want is one of the Haynes publications owners manuals... Someday maybe.As I said there are others but those are my go to books for most info. Hope that helps...

 

Thanks Doug! I've seen the Squadron book on Amazon and I'd like to pick that one up. I'll have to check out the one by Robert Grinsell, sounds good!

-Andy

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, January 15, 2018 2:53 PM

I like the Squadron books especially the walk around series. The photo's of engines and cockpits is especially useful.

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 15, 2018 3:01 PM

Hi Guys,

I haven't done much with the 190 but I did work a little on the seams and canopy, which I need to attach and mask and get to painting this bad boy.

Steve

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  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Monday, January 15, 2018 9:39 PM

Bish, Squadron Signal books are pretty well done and as you said the "walk around" books are really good. I also have the "In action" books on a few. 

Andy...There are a set of those books by Crown publishing and the other two I have of that series by the same researcher and artist are the Bf 109 and the Ju 87. All are available on amazon, and in my opinion very good referance books. Now there is another I turn to a lot... Its German war planes of World War two.by Francis K Mason   published by Cresant Books. It has most all of the first line aircraft like the Ju88, Me110 , Me262, and several others including the 190 and the 109. Many cut away views and valuable specs. Well worth owning and also got this copy used from amazon. Check em out... Well worth the look see.

Doug

 

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  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Monday, January 15, 2018 9:51 PM

Oh... I almost forgot... If you REALLY want a book, The Great Book Of WW II aircraft by Grinsell and Wantabi covers most all of the frontline aircraft of all the combantants. Now, its a Hoss... this booger is about 3 in thick and weighs somewhere in the area of about 10 lbs.Its a BIG book but a good book.Could be a bit pricey, but again, bought from amazon used for a fraction of the actuall cost. It arrived in like new condition. and loaded with pictures and stats as are the other ones.

take care

Doug

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, January 19, 2018 2:42 PM

Hello friends!  There are some GREAT builds in this GB!  So, it's time for me to get this ball rolling.  I cracked open the box and found Eduards new Fw 190 A-4 to be of exquisite quality!  I'm going to attempt the colorful camouflage of Oblt. W. Nowotny of 1/JG 54.  Beer

Chad

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, January 19, 2018 3:18 PM

Looking forward to it MM and seeing it in person.

Steve

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, January 19, 2018 3:39 PM

That's gonna be a nice looking scheme Chad! Looking forward to seeing the new kit come together!

-Andy

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, January 19, 2018 5:20 PM

Hey MM that is one sharp looking paint scheme.

I'm gonna add the fuel tank to my Dora and it's nice OOB but

I'm not happy how the plastic fuel lines look. First I drilled where the lines plug into the fuselage.

and bent my own out of soft wire. It needs some minor adjustments and will be glued after the paint goes on.

Looks like Miss Dora is ready for the paint shop very soon

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, January 19, 2018 6:07 PM

Looks really great PJ Yes

Steve

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, January 19, 2018 7:13 PM

Nice detailing in that gear bay!

Chad

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On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

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Posted by dswebb on Friday, January 19, 2018 7:21 PM

Best books I've read on the Fw 190 are the three:

Focke-Wulf Fw 190, Vol. 1: 1938-1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190, Vol. 2: 1943-1944

Focke-Wulf Fw 190, Vol. 3: 1944-1945

I got all 3 from amazon. They had amazing pictures in them, plus the text was pretty good too. I'd highly recommend them.

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Saturday, January 20, 2018 5:29 AM

Great detail as always MC.

Chad, thats a super interesting scheme.

Bish, that's a great photo, really good to build one just like it.

Brandon I just bought the old Heller 109B/C so I could do that scheme.

Cheers

Tony

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