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Revell 1/32 Focke Wulf Fw190F-8 "Final Reveal!!" (1.5.16)

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Revell 1/32 Focke Wulf Fw190F-8 "Final Reveal!!" (1.5.16)
Posted by UKguyInUSA on Monday, September 28, 2015 9:44 PM

Revell 1/32 Focke Wulf Fw190F-8 "Introduction" (9.28.15)


With three months still left to go until the end of a Group Build I've been active in, I thought that I'd build my 5th and final one that I am entering into that GB. This is a brand new Tooling kit for this year, by Revell, and if it's as good as the 1/32 Arado AR196A-3, the Messerschmitt BF109G-10 and the Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IIa, then I should be in for another satisfying and enjoyable build.

Anyway, let's take a look at the box and what's inside:

The Box Art, Front and Side panels:




The assembly/painting and decaling instruction booklet is a 16 page black and white booklet, that indicates two options of build regarding the markings and the underwing stores. Either two drop tanks and a 500lb bomb can be used, or, four 50lb bombs and one 250lb bomb. The kit comes with a detailed BMW engine that can be displayed with the cowlings hinged open. The cockpit is reasonably detailed with decals for instrument panels and side consoles, along with decals for seatbelts. The undercarriage can be displayed up or down, there are two choices of canopy which can be displayed open or closed and the kit comes with a stand should you wish to display your model upon it. It would be nice if the instructions included colored painting instructions, and, conversions for alternative paint brands and shades:


Front Page 1 and rear page 16:



Pages 2 + 3:



Pages 4 + 5:



Pages 6 + 7:



Pages 8 + 9:



Pages 10 + 11:



Pages 12 + 13:



Pages 14 + 15:



The decals are cartograf, printed in Italy and are very nice, with zero carrier film, except inside the "crosses". The decals are a nice matt/satin finish, in great register and offer two marking options: "Black 2" and "Black 6" of St. Sg. 10, Czech Territory, 1945:



There are 12 light grey sprues and 3 clear sprues. All grey sprues look very nicely molded, as you would expect from a new mold. there was just one noticeable item which appears n the underside wing part; there are two raised pads which locally thicken the wall section, and because of this, more time is required to cool these areas down. Because those pads are still hot when the part is ejected from the mold, it causes two glossy spots that don't have the nice satin finish the reast of the molded part has, and, there is also sink within the raised pad areas. Other than that, the grey sprues are excellently molded, very little, if any flash, nice recessed panel lines and rivet details on the exterior surfaces.
The 3 clear sprues are again, molded very nicely, except the front windshield has some distortion when looking through. I believe that not enough packing pressure was used, but, there is a reason for this; on the same sprue are all the smaller clear parts- light lenses, gun-sight etc which have flash around them, which indicates that to prevent too much flash around the smaller parts, they back the pressure off, which inadvertently effects the large windshield part:

Sprue "A":





Sprue "B":





Sprue "C":






Sprue "D":







Sprue "E":



Sprue "F":







Sprue "K" (x2):





Sprue "L" (x2):




Sprue "N"- which incorrectly includes the letter "K", too:






Sprue "O":



Clear Sprue "G":




Clear Sprue "H":




Clear Sprue "J":




Well, that's the introduction of the box and it's contents done with, so let's begin the build!! But, in the meantime, if you'd like to watch my YouTube "In-Box-Review" video for this model, then here is the link:

 

https://youtu.be/HWbKqrMxqsE

 


Thanks in advance for comments and watching my YouTube video, much appreciated!

Happy modeling and have fun!  Yes :)

Cheers! BeerBeer
Martin

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, September 28, 2015 11:06 PM

Nice looking kit. Looking forward to the build.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, September 28, 2015 11:11 PM

ROG has been cranking out some fine models and this F-8 is no exemption. The engine is a kit in itself. I have this one and my only critique is the pit detail which is not up to par with the rest of the kit. 

I got an Eduard pe set to improve the pit detailing and am decals for mine. I will be watching your build.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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

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Posted by BrandonD on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:02 AM

Oh nice! I can't wait to see you tackle this one. I bought it a few monthsback andhave yet to get to it. I just ordered some HGW seatbelts for it, and I think they might also come with rudder pedals.

What group build is this one for? 1945?

I'm looking forward to this.

-BD-

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Posted by rooster513 on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:22 PM

Should be another good one! Looking forward to seeing more!

-Andy

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Posted by Air2AirJoe on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 10:09 AM

Im looking forward to seeing the finished product! Are you gonna do the little swirly white spiral infront of the prop?

"Forgive me, I'm clueless"

 

 

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Posted by Buckeye on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:15 AM

Looks like a fine kit!

Mike

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, October 1, 2015 5:21 AM

Great YouTube review!  I'm looking forward to the build.

Toshi

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Posted by UKguyInUSA on Friday, October 2, 2015 10:30 AM

BrandonK

Nice looking kit. Looking forward to the build.

BK

 

Thanks BK,

 

I'm on here now to do my first build update!

Cheers Big Smile

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Posted by UKguyInUSA on Friday, October 2, 2015 10:33 AM

plasticjunkie

ROG has been cranking out some fine models and this F-8 is no exemption. The engine is a kit in itself. I have this one and my only critique is the pit detail which is not up to par with the rest of the kit. 

I got an Eduard pe set to improve the pit detailing and am decals for mine. I will be watching your build.

 

 

RoG certainly have been cranking out great 1/32 scale kits, this is my 4th one in succession! I love them, great engineering, go together great and fabulous value for money....can't go wrong! I always build out of the box, but your after market products will certainly make a hige difference to this kit, it doen't have the amount of details that their other 1/32 kits have that I built.

Cheers Big Smile

Martin

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Posted by UKguyInUSA on Friday, October 2, 2015 10:35 AM

BrandonD

Oh nice! I can't wait to see you tackle this one. I bought it a few monthsback andhave yet to get to it. I just ordered some HGW seatbelts for it, and I think they might also come with rudder pedals.

What group build is this one for? 1945?

I'm looking forward to this.

-BD-

 

 

Hey Brandon,

This is for a GB on another forum that a friend is hosting. I didn't realize they had GB's on here, otherwise I would have entered some of my 5 previous builds I've donesince joining this forum. I'm so dumb!

Is it okay for me to enter this into the 1945 GB?

 

Cheers

Martin Big Smile

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Posted by UKguyInUSA on Friday, October 2, 2015 10:37 AM

rooster513

Should be another good one! Looking forward to seeing more!

 

 

Thanks Andy!

I made a start on her and so far so good, she's been very enjoyable...will be posting my first update very soon!

 

Cheers,

Martin Big Smile

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Posted by UKguyInUSA on Friday, October 2, 2015 10:38 AM

Air2AirJoe

Im looking forward to seeing the finished product! Are you gonna do the little swirly white spiral infront of the prop?

 

 

Thanks for following along, much appreciated, and yes, I will be doing the white spiral on the spinner! First build update coming within the next half hour!

Cheers,

Martin Big Smile

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Posted by UKguyInUSA on Friday, October 2, 2015 10:39 AM

Buckeye

Looks like a fine kit!

Mike

 

 

It certainly does, Mike! Another great Value for Money offering from Revell of Germany.

First update about to be posted!

 

Cheers,

Martin Big Smile

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Posted by UKguyInUSA on Friday, October 2, 2015 10:40 AM

Toshi

Great YouTube review!  I'm looking forward to the build.

Toshi

 

 

Thanks Toshi, much appreciated! First build Update coming within the next 30 minutes!

 

Cheers,

Martin Big Smile

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, October 2, 2015 10:43 AM

UKguyInUSA

 

 
Toshi

Great YouTube review!  I'm looking forward to the build.

Toshi

 

 

 

 

Thanks Toshi, much appreciated! First build Update coming within the next 30 minutes!

 

Cheers,

Martin Big Smile

 

I'll be waiting.

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Posted by UKguyInUSA on Friday, October 2, 2015 10:43 AM

Revell 1/32 Focke Wulf Fw190F-8 "Build Update #1" (10.2.15)


I managed to get some work done on her in the last week and I'm happy to report that so far, this kit goes together just as good as it looks! It seems to be another great product by Revell of Germany, so far.

So, what did I get done in the last week?.....

I started off by drilling the holes though the bottom wing section for locating the bombs into at a later stage, along with cutting out a slot for where the Pilot's step locates into:




I then got together all the halves of the bombs and drops tanks and glued them together, followed by all the halves of the ailerons, horizontal stabilizers, elevators and rudder and gluing those together. This helps to eliminate some of the sprues:






Next, I prepared all the sprues and parts ready for priming all the internal assemblies with Tamiya XF-1 Black. When that was dry, I then airbrushed Tamiya XF-24 toned down with XF-2 White to simulate RLM 66 onto all of the cockpit parts and fuselage side walls that are seen within the cockpit area. After that had dried, I then moved onto airbrushing the RLM 02 onto all other interior parts and surfaces. I used Model Masters 4728 Olive Drab toned down with white to simulate this:









When the paint was dry, I then moved onto assembling the cannons, the wheel wells, the machine gun locating brackets and the engine rear mounting bracket into the lower wing section. Whilst doing this it becomes apparent that part of the upper surfaces of the wheel wells will be seen within the engine compartment, but the paint instructions only inform you to paint the inside of the wheel wells. Therefore, I had to set up my airbrush again and paint a black base coat followed by RLM 02 onto the top of the wheel wells. When they were dry, I assembled everything into the lower wing section:







I then moved onto assembling and painting the cockpit tub, decals are supplied for the instrument panels and consoles, but I chose to paint mine:







After completing the tub, I painted and assembled the upper instrument panel console and gunsight assembly, followed by the firewall and machine gun mount:





Next was the engine assembly. First, I put all the parts together and painted them:




I then separated the separate sub-assemblies of the engine and assembled those:






I then assembled the circular exhaust manifold onto one of the 7 cylinder sub-assemblies, followed by fitting the second rotary 7 cylinder engine block to the back:




I then fitted the air intake manifold and hoses:




Followed by fitting the 4 exhaust sections to complete the engine:







I then moved onto the propeller assembly. I got the separate components together and airbrushed the propeller, spinner and backing plate aluminum, and when dry, I airbrushed hairspray onto them so that later I can apply chipping. I then masked the center of the propeller and airbrushed RLM 70 Schwarzgrun onto the blades, followed by airbrushing RLM 71 Dunkelgrun onto the spinner:






The final thing that I did for this update was to paint and assemble the rear wheel assembly. This has to be located into position before closing up the fuselage halves:




I then laid everything out on my table to look at my progress so far...








Well, that's it for this update. I will now move onto airbrushing everything with a gloss clear coat, applying chipping and weathering before assembling the plane.

In the meantime, if you'd like to watch my YouTube "Build Update #1" video for this report, here is the link to that:

 

https://youtu.be/hwiTyVsZXvI


Thanks for following along and leaving comments, much appreciated, and, I'll see you at my next update!  Yes

Cheers  BeerBeer
Martin Big Smile

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, October 2, 2015 11:06 AM

Fantastic work and Youtube presentation. That F-8 is looking very good. Like I said before, that engine is a small  kit in itself packing tons of details. I like how ROG hollowed out the exhaust pipes. One less thing to do.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, October 2, 2015 11:18 AM

Another beauty coming along Martin! Looking forward to seeing how the chipping turns our, I've yet to try that technique. Good work!

-Andy

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Posted by Buckeye on Friday, October 2, 2015 11:23 AM

Looking good!  Thanks for the great WIP.

Mike

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, October 2, 2015 11:28 AM

Absolutely awesome, what a great start!

Toshi

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Posted by UKguyInUSA on Thursday, October 8, 2015 10:42 PM

plasticjunkie

Fantastic work and Youtube presentation. That F-8 is looking very good. Like I said before, that engine is a small  kit in itself packing tons of details. I like how ROG hollowed out the exhaust pipes. One less thing to do.

 

 

Thanks Brandon, greatly appreciated! Yes, the engine has a lot of nice detail making it a kit all by itself. I thought the same thing about the exhaust pipes being hollowed out at the tips...saves time haing to do it ones self!

 

Cheers,

Martin Smile

 

 

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Posted by UKguyInUSA on Thursday, October 8, 2015 10:44 PM

rooster513

Another beauty coming along Martin! Looking forward to seeing how the chipping turns our, I've yet to try that technique. Good work!

 

 

Thanks Andy, greatly appreciated!

 

Cheers Beer Beer

Martin Smile

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Posted by UKguyInUSA on Thursday, October 8, 2015 10:45 PM

Buckeye

Looking good!  Thanks for the great WIP.

Mike

 

 

Thanks Mike, greatly appreciated!

 

Cheers Beer Beer

Martin Smile

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Posted by UKguyInUSA on Thursday, October 8, 2015 10:46 PM

Toshi

Absolutely awesome, what a great start!

Toshi

 

 

Thanks Toshi, greatly appreciated!

 

Chees Beer Beer

Martin

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Posted by UKguyInUSA on Thursday, October 8, 2015 10:49 PM

Revell 1/32 Focke Wulf Fw190F-8 "Build Update #2" - Applying washes to the cockpit, engine and cowlings and assembling the plane(10.8.15)

Hello chaps, I'm back again to upload my "Build Update #2" report :)

I got quite a bit done since my last update, so here goes with what transpired....


Continuing on from where "Build Update #1" left off, I gave everything that had been airbrushed a gloss clear coat so that I could apply some weathering to the cockpit area, including the internal walls of the fuselage halves, the engine, engine bay and cowlings...



I then applied the seatbelt decals to the Pilot's seat...




Next, I mixed a dark dirt wash using black oil paint, a smidgeon of white oil paint and odorless mineral spirits and applied it liberally to all internal parts...







I allowed the oil wash to dry for 30 minutes, then using Q-Tips/Cotton Buds, I wiped off the excess leaving on an amount that gave the desired effect that I was comfortable with...





I then moved onto the engine and added a dark oil wash to that...




Again, I allowed it to dry for 30 minutes before removing the excess...




I then applied the decal to the Pilots bullet proof rear head shield and then assembled that onto the sliding canopy actuator assembly...




I then applied another gloss clear coat onto everything to seal the decals and washes that were just applied...



I allowed the clear coat to dry overnight and the next morning, I applied a dirt wash to the cockpit tub...



Next, I mixed a reddish-brown acrylic wash and used it as a filter by applying it liberally over all the light olive painted parts, allowed it to dry for 30 minutes, then rubbed off the excess leaving on an amount that gave me the effect I was happy with. Using the same wash, I applied some streaks, too...








Next, I assembled the Propeller parts then applied the reddish/brown wash to that, too. I then applied the spiral white decal to the spinner...






I then applied some of the same wash into the foot wells of the cockpit to simulate mud from the Pilots boots...




Lastly, I applied the reddish-brown wash to the engine, allowed it to dry for 30 minutes, then rubbed off the excess leaving on an amount that I liked the look of...




After completing that wash, I then sealed everything with a final matte/flat clear coat...



I now wanted to do some exhaust staining onto the inside of the fuselage halves where the exhaust vents are, onto the engine mount area and the tips of the exhausts themselves. I mixed XF-1 Black with a drop of XF-52 Dark Earth then thinned it down with 80% thinners. I then airbrushed fine misty applications building up the density of color until I liked how it looked...






I then wanted to simulate lead deposits on top of the exhaust stains, and so, I thinned down some XF-55 Deck tan with 80% thinners and applied a misting on the internal fuselage exhaust vents, the engine mounting area and on the tips of the exhausts...





It was almost time to start assembling the plane, but before I did, there was one other thing to do...apply some gloss clear coat into the instrument dials to simulate glass lenses...




I then assembled the rear wheel into place, followed by the upper instrument panel and console and a crank handle...







I then glued the two fuselage halves together, followed by inserting and gluing the cockpit tub. But, before inserting the cockpit tub, I took a few images of it before it disappeared...






I then fitted the firewall and machine gun mount in front of the cockpit. After that, the fuselage assembly was ready to glue to the lower wing assembly...





I then prepared the two upper wing sections and glued those into place...





I then moved onto assembling the ailerons, followed by the horizontal stabilizers and elevators. I didn't fit the rudder, because this has to be painted yellow, and so that will be painted separately and glued into location when the plane is completely painted. This will save me having to mask it at the painting stage...






I then moved to the front of the plane and glued the center side engine cowling into place, followed by fitting the engine. The engine fitted easily and nicely onto the engine mount which has pegs that locate into bosses on the engine. I super-glued it to ensure it was solidly fixed...






I then glued the two forward circular nose end cowlings into place which secures the engine at the front end...






I then super-glued the upper front cowling into place, and at the same time, I temporarily located the rear upper cowling to ensure that the gun ports lined up...




I then temporarily located the two upper side engine cowling and lower side engine cowlings with plasticine, so that they mask the engine during the painting stage. I'll be displaying the model with all the engine cowlings in their open positions. After locating those, I then glued the central bomb mount to the underside of the fuselage...






Next, I added some chipping to the inside faces of the undercarriage doors and the flaps...




There were small gaps at the wing to fuselage joints on both sides of the plane. These appeared at the bottom edge of the wings, so I applied some filler, let it dry, then smoothed it down ready for priming...




Next, I assembled the fins onto both the 250lb and 500lb bombs, followed by assembling the main wheels...






The last thing that I did for this update was to mask the inside of the sliding canopy and airbrush "Anthracite" onto the internal frames. I then removed the masking tape and assembled the sliding canopy actuator into it. After viewing the photos of the canopy, it became apparent that some clean-up will be necessary...





Well, that's it for this update. Next, I will mask the plane and clean her down with Isopropyly Alcohol to prepare her for the priming, painting and decaling stage.

In the meantime, if you'd like to watch my YouTube "Build Update #2" video, then here is the link to that...

 

https://youtu.be/6hugFcFgpFA


Thanks in advance for taking a look at this build, watching my video and leaving comments, much appreciated! :)  :thumb1:

Cheers  Beer Beer
Martin Smile

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, October 9, 2015 8:26 AM

Looks like you are whizzing right along without any snags. That engige compartment and pit look terrific. Good job on that hup spiral.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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Posted by Jay Jay on Friday, October 9, 2015 8:47 AM

Ty for taking the time to show us how it's done, in a very excellent manner I must add.   Your detail painting, ie. IP and engine , is just superb , very impressive.

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, October 9, 2015 9:02 AM

Wow, that kit is just fantastic and your work thus far is stellar!! But, I gotta say that you have blown my mind with that radial engine work. Holy Cow !!! Magnificent !!!!

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

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Posted by Buckeye on Friday, October 9, 2015 11:23 AM

Nice!! YesYes

Mike

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