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FW 190A-5/U-3, prob. II/JG.2, Tunisia winter 1942 (Monogram 1/48)

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FW 190A-5/U-3, prob. II/JG.2, Tunisia winter 1942 (Monogram 1/48)
Posted by Visconti on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 11:16 AM

FW 190A-5/U-3 (Monogram 1/48)

Total restyling of the old '65 Monogram kit, repackaged in the '70s. Those who know the model also know its strengths and weaknesses: for being a 1965 mold it presents parts with rather high standards for the time (such as the interior of the cockpit) and some solutions that leave a little perplexing with today's eye ( see the carriage retraction mechanism ...)

I have not been able to find any information about this version either on the net or in the documentation in my possession. Absolute darkness, not a profile or even a quote that spoke of a tropical FW 190 with the insignia of a Geschwaderoperationoffizier. However, my research has revealed a singular fact. Contrary to what one might think, the FW 190s in Africa practically all kept the "continental" camouflage 74/75/76 and rarely adopted the tropical camouflage 78/79/80, and those who adopted it were only a few FW 190s stationed in Tunisia. Well, in Tunisia, as of November 1942, only three squadrons were operating: II/JG.2, III/ZG.2 and III/SKG.10. So, albeit in a circumstantial way, the only possible conclusion is that this aircraft was stationed in Tunisia in the winter of 1942, belonging to one of the aforementioned three squadrons. I bet on II/JG.2, but if anyone has more precise information about it, I will be delighted to correct the post.

(p.s. as usual, i beg your pardon for my horrible english)

 

 

 

 

 

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Vincenzo

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 11:53 AM

Molto Bene!

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Posted by Visconti on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 12:09 PM

Thank you mate :) Flower

Vincenzo

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Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 12:45 PM

The '60s-'70s release of this kit may be the single kit I've built most often; also the kit I honed my conversion and scratchbuilding skills on. Always a favorite.

Yours is a beauty! Thanks for sharing it.

Greg

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"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
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Posted by Visconti on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 12:59 PM

Thank you mate ^^ Bow Down

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, July 8, 2021 10:28 AM

Gotta love a 190!!!! Very well done and yes....these old kits lend themselves to improving one's modeling skills.  Love the scheme!! 

                   

 

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Posted by Visconti on Thursday, July 8, 2021 12:38 PM

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Vincenzo

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, July 8, 2021 1:11 PM

Nicely done.  I did a North African 109 early this year in that same paint scheme.  Your's turned out great and i don't think I've seen a 190 in that scheme.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Visconti on Thursday, July 8, 2021 1:38 PM

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Vincenzo

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, July 8, 2021 3:40 PM

Excellent job on this old kit. I'm currently digging through it myself, determining what improvements and which scheme I want to go with.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Visconti on Thursday, July 8, 2021 6:23 PM

Thank you mate Bow Down

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