Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

Revell Fw190 F-8, Question regarding instrument Decal

10 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    May 2014
Revell Fw190 F-8, Question regarding instrument Decal
Posted by Sackgasse on Saturday, July 25, 2015 7:05 AM

First day of the vacation. It is raining.
The better part is enjoying a weekend with sister in law, the daughter is away for 2 day rave party, the dog just couldn't care less.

So I got myself this for a weekend build :)

Der Schlächter, Fw190 F-8

I would like to ask for your help please:
The engine room is descibed as Helloliv, Matt 45 or light olive in english.
The cockpit is supposed to be Staubgrau, Matt 77 or dust grey.

Would anyone have a Tamiya recipe?



Happy Modeling! Cool

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: MN
Posted by Nathan T on Saturday, July 25, 2015 8:33 AM

Cockpit color is rlm 66, or tamiya German gray. All other interior colors are rlm 02, or tamiya rlm gray.



  • Member since
    May 2014
Posted by Sackgasse on Saturday, July 25, 2015 9:08 AM

Hi Nathan,

Thx, XF63 and XF22 right?


Happy Modeling! Cool

  • Member since
    May 2014
Posted by Sackgasse on Saturday, July 25, 2015 9:55 AM

This is probably the best kit I have seen ever.

That does not count for much since I only have like 6 recent builds.

But this kit gives me a 1970 feeling, cut the parts and start assembling and painting.

But with a 2015 quality.

At this stage when I am still looking through the sprues the WOW factor is 100%.

This is the engine dry fit:

The real deal:

The engineering team have decided to provide a base:

Gives me a nostalgic feeling,I am back to the Airfix 70's :)


Happy Modeling! Cool

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, July 26, 2015 8:12 AM

I posted comments on this very same new release not too long ago. As you said it's a wow of a kit. The only part that needs some attention is the pit that can easily be dressed up with an Eduard set. The engine is a kit in itself. ROG keeps cranking out superb kits at a very low cost to the consumers.




Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Sunday, July 26, 2015 9:34 AM

Oh wow, what detail is involved.  That's a great kit from Revell of Germany!  I'll be following your progress.  


On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell


Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi



  • Member since
    June 2013
Posted by bvallot on Sunday, July 26, 2015 10:06 AM

I feel like I say this all the time!! 1:32 guys, I swear! lol  So much detail. That looks like a dream to build.  Looking forward to seeing how it comes out.  Keep posting.  =]

On the bench:  

Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh


  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by BrandonD on Monday, July 27, 2015 1:48 AM

Nice! I have it, but have yet to start it. I'll definitely be watching the progress here.


  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, July 27, 2015 6:46 PM


Hi Nathan,

Thx, XF63 and XF22 right?


Yep.  I usually add a tad XF-19 Light Grey to the 66 and some XF-49 Khaki to the 02.  Thats me though.  Nice Beemer 801.  I loke the reference picture too.  Too bad all that detail will be hidden behind the fan.   

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





  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by CheesyMeatBurrito on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 12:39 PM

I've got one in the pile. It's a really nice kit. Done some mockup and am impressed. Not at Tamiya level in fit and engineering but for the price it's a real bargain. You can go aftermarket crazy on this one and be right at what a Tamiya kit is itself.

The above comments are right about color. It's RLM 66 and 02, but I don't think Tamiya's versions are the closest to being "correct." But it really only matters if you like it or not. Sometimes close enough is good enough.

  • Member since
    May 2014
Posted by Sackgasse on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 8:45 AM

Thank you for taking interest and your comments!

I wanted to get soe more blue to the panzergrau so i opted for Field Blue XF-50.

Here is the refernce picture that I am using:


And here the samples:
Big difference depending on the light as you can see:


Decals are provided for the instruments.

In your experience, will the be able to conform to the quite prominent details of the bezeels? 


Happy Modeling! Cool


Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.