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1/32 Revell Fw 190 F-8 (FINISHED...)
Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 12:45 AM

Hello all, well a work related injury has kept me away from the bench for awhile and I must admit the hiatus was much needed.  I'm finally back to the bench and I figured I'd share my latest, which is my second large scale subject, the new tooled Revell Fw 190 F-8.  It's my understanding that the F-8 model was basically an A-8 that was converted for use in ground attack, essentially a replacement for the obsolete Stuka.  I believe visual differences were deleted outboard wing cannons and bomb racks bolted on underneath the wings.  It could carry a beefcake-sized bomb centerline too.  I will be doing the cover art subject "Black 6" of SG 10.  The only addition will be the Eduard Brassin cockpit designed for this particular kit.  Please join me in this endeavor.  

I started with the Brassin pit.  The detail was a vast improvement over the kits example.  I used Gunze RLM 66 for the pit. I must admit I'm really enjoying detail painting in the larger scale.  

I really liked the instrument panel.  Eduard offers individual dial decals which snuggle right in with a bit of Micro Sol.  Normally I'd add a drop of 5 minute epoxy to the dials, but I didnt want to obstruct the beauty.  

On this kit, you need to install the tail wheel before closing the fuselage, so this needed attention first. I set the 'pit aside and turned my attention to everything that was to be painted the color of the tail wheel....RLM 02.  I ran out of Gunze RLM 02, so I made my own concoction. I started with XF-22 RLM Grey then added two drops of XF-49 Khaki, two drops of XF-57 Buff, and one drop of XF-19 Sky Grey.  I actually like it better than Gunze and will use this formula from now on.  This is what I came up with.

I hope to button this up soon.         

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 3:44 AM

There's Joe!!! And he busts out with the big kit. I like the detail of that's in that pit. Gee ...........what did the OOB pit look like anyways?

                   

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 5:51 AM
Well well looks like I'll be watching a big scale masterpiece being built.

 

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Posted by XF-15DCC on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 5:48 PM

I built this kit back in July and pretty much enjoyed it. I do believe there were a few things that ticked me off, wish I could remeber so I could give you fair warining.

One of them had to do with mounting the engine or something in that area........

I wish I went with the Eduard extras.

Looking forward to the finish build.

 

Kevin

 

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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 6:00 PM

I'm sorry to hear of your work related injury, that's never a good situation to be in.  I am glad that you are feeling better and back to building again.  And what a great start you have done.

Toshi

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Posted by rooster513 on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 7:17 PM

Awesome start Joe! Will be fun to see what you do at this scaleYes

-Andy

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Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 7:53 PM
Looks great Joe! I agree with you about those IP dials, it would be a shame to let something get in the way of those.

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Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, January 23, 2017 1:52 AM

Thanks guys.

Toshi, thanks for the kind words.  I'm getting better each day.  

In for a quick update.  I managed to close the cockpit into the fuselage.  Fortunately it was a direct replacement to the kit part.  Aside from some warpage in fuselage, a liberal amount of superglue did the trick.  

I then turned my attention to the landing gear/engine mount/gun deck area.  The panels will all be closed on the finished model, but you still have to build up this area. Everything built up easily.

The rest went together nicely.  I had some wingroot gaps at the back which I filled with perfect plastic putty (love this stuff).  I painted the inside of the cowl pieces for the heck of it, just in case some is seen.  

The "patches" that cover the deleted outboard cannons on the F-8 were accidentally sanded off during seamwork.  I ended up making new ones with sheet styrene

It was time to build the BMW 801 so I can work towards closing up the cowl for painting.  I have also been tasked with building the Eduard Brassin 801 to be displayed separately because its a work of art, so I figured I practice painting the kit parts.  Here's the result...

I hope to be closing this all up soon.  I'm a bit worried about the cowling fit.  I foresee alot of filling and scribing...  

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 23, 2017 4:36 AM

Good to see you back at the bench, certainly hjave not lost the touch, off toa greatstart. And yes, your correct about the F-8 being a ground attack A-8. Good recovering on the port covers.

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Posted by Befudled on Monday, January 23, 2017 12:28 PM

I'm planning on building this bird this year. I think your build will help me do a better job at mine! Your build looks really good so far, especially the engine. Yes

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, January 23, 2017 12:52 PM

I've heard this is a really nice kit. It certainly looks that way, but in your hands they all look like really nice kits.

BK

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Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, January 23, 2017 4:40 PM
That engine is a beauty! I didn't know about the "patches" covering the outboard cannon. Plan to use that on my current build (Monogram FW 190 that will be an A5/U3 Jabo).

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Posted by BrandonD on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 1:26 PM

Sorry to hear about the injury, but glad that it's on track to heal. It's great to see you take this one on, as I have this kit and am looking forward to seeing where you go with it. Looks great so far, and I like that shade of RLM 02 you made.

Keep up the work (and the healing).

-BD-

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 7:20 PM

Glad you're on the mend. Your progress looks fantastic! Love the butcher bird!

Chad

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 7:28 PM

This is a great kit dog. I have it in my stash and have the am decals for a partial NMF F-8 that is quite unique in appearance. That engine and pit look sweet. Beer

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Posted by bvallot on Thursday, January 26, 2017 4:05 PM

Nice Joe! =]

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Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, January 26, 2017 5:08 PM

Beautiful as always, Joe.  It's a good thing you have an engine to display, you'll never see that one with the cowl on.

John

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Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, January 27, 2017 12:56 AM

Thanks all for the kind words.  

I'm still plugging along at this turkey trying to get back in the groove. The side box art of the kit should have tipped me off that Revell wanted the engine and gun deck to be displayed open. Assembly of the jigsaw puzzle cowling, all 9 pieces, around the engine was a challenge and left some of the panel lines oversized, well more like trenches. Maybe I'm being too critical as this is a fairly inexpensive kit for 1/32.  Anyways, I fixed what I could by running Tenax down the joints until it melted the plastic a bit, almost filling the line.  When "almost" dry (you want a bit of softness still), I ran a sewing needle chucked in a pin vice down the line to restore it.  This trick works sometimes....sometimes not  I think its satisfactory.  

I added the control surfaces and dropped the rear stabilizers.  An annoyance with me on 190 kits, in general, is the seam through the wingroot cannon covers.  It's by kit design and only the 1/48 Eduard kit offers the cover as a separate piece (which is a different kind of pain in the ***). Anyways, this line needs to be removed.  It's a pain to tape off fill and sand, not unlike playing the game Operation.  I taped the area off to preserve detail, filled it with super glue then carefully sanded them out. It took a few tries but I got it.    

This late war 1945 scheme calls for RLM 75, 83 over 76.  I'm guessing the 83 green was field applied to cover the factory 74, but who knows.  I painted the nose stripe, rudder, and "V" on the lower port wing yellow cut with a touch of red.  These were then taped off. I started with Gunze RLM 76 then added white which was streaked and faded.  

  

The instructions showed that this subject had the late war "scalloping" of the wing leading edge.  Rather than rolling up little balls of blue tac, I replicated this with a hole punch in Tamiya tape.  Same effect I suppose.

   

Next I sprayed Gunze RLM 75 free hand.  Mottling is done at low pressure and in close.  I still would prefer Tamiya paints for this.  This was faded and streaked as well.   

The pattern was outlined with blue tac per kit instructions and voids filled in with post it notes to eliminate overspray. Gunze RLM 83 was put down.  I added some XF-57 Buff to weather it.  I then added some post shading around the cowl and had to stop because I ran out of time.  There will be much more, particularly on the bottom and exhausts.  Here's the result so far.

    

That's all for now...

 

 

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, January 27, 2017 6:29 AM

Very very nice Joe! I love the idea with the hold punch and tape. I'll have to use that one on my 109! Thanks for sharing and looking forward to seeing it all doneYes

-Andy

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Posted by Bish on Friday, January 27, 2017 7:01 AM

Stunning paint work there job, looking really nice. Interested to see that under wing marking.

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, January 27, 2017 7:12 AM

I can only seclnd that , the paintwork and shading is outstandng! 
I like your idea with the scalloping of the masking, very clever 

 

Theuns

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, January 27, 2017 8:58 AM
Greatness. Pure greatness.

 

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Posted by bvallot on Friday, January 27, 2017 11:41 AM

I definitely enjoy watching you paint. She's almost there. =]

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, January 27, 2017 9:47 PM

Fantastic paint!  I've really been contemplating buying this kit!  But, I've heard rumor there is a nachtjager version  to be released sometime this year so I might hold off.   I really do love the paint job on this one! 

Chad

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, January 27, 2017 10:32 PM

Awesome pre shading with a fantastic paint job.

Toshi

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, January 27, 2017 10:34 PM

The paint and shading look great. I have scissors that cut that scallop pattern. My daughter had it for a long time for her school projects several years ago but now it's in my modeling tool drawer. 

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Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, February 4, 2017 3:58 AM

Thanks everyone. Your comments are appreciated.  I sat down over the last few days and got it finished.  To recap, It's the new tooled 1/32 Revell F-8 in the SG 10 markings of "Black 6" in Spring of 1945.  Truthfully, I don't know much about Luftwaffe ground support units so at the risk of sounding like a buffoon, I'll refrain from commenting.  This one apparently flew from Czech territory against the advancing Russians and the pilot(s) is unknown. The "White 70" seems to be a popular F-8 subject though.  Should I do one for myself, I'll have to find me an F-8 ace.  

Along with the resin the cockpit, it got Eduard wheels too.  The kit decals were great.  I did leave off the shark mouth on the bomb which just looked ridiculous to me.  Save those for dem P-40s.

I really enjoyed this build. I think Revell did a nice job here.  I had a few hiccups like the 93 piece cowl and a small wing root gap, but nothing too concerning.  What's the deal with their cream colored plastic though?  I personally prefer the dark grey plastic.  

        

Boy I'm really starting to like this scale.  I have two 1/32 Corsairs scheduled next.  I can't wait to dive into those.       

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, February 4, 2017 5:31 AM
Fantastic.

 

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Posted by silentbob33 on Saturday, February 4, 2017 8:25 AM
That looks great! I love the paint job. I'm going to have to get a my hands on one.

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Posted by cnq on Saturday, February 4, 2017 8:56 AM
Awesome build and paint job. I love it.
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