1/72nd Fw 190...... in colour!

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1/72nd Fw 190...... in colour!

Postby Prenton » Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:06 pm

Hi folks

I would like to enter with a new tool Airfix Fw 190, sporting one of the markings shown on this set of decals:-

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/144451-karaya-d7206-captured-butcherbirds-vol-v

Would this meet with the rules of the GB?

Philip

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Re: 1/72nd Fw 190...... in colour!

Postby Vinny » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:07 pm

Nice! That's the perfect choice for this GB Philip. Surely you'll choose the blue a-5 version… so colourful! Very cool 8-)

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Re: 1/72nd Fw 190...... in colour!

Postby martay » Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:06 pm

Very good choice of subject Phillip, but i have to say number 4 the F in yellow has my vote, either way thats gonna be a very cool build!!
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Re: 1/72nd Fw 190...... in colour!

Postby Prenton » Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:26 pm

Thanks lads :o)b

Martay, I am going to go for the yellow and red one, number 4, rather than the blue one (number 1), because the yellow and red one is an F-8. Vinny, unfortunately the blue one is an A-5, and the Airfix kit in 1:72 only offers an A-8/F-8. (I have already the all red A-8 in the "partly done" box. ) As this will be an OOB build, I don't want to be making changes.

I'll go and buy the Airfix kit at the weekend and make a start next week.

Philip

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Re: 1/72nd Fw 190...... in colour!

Postby Prenton » Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:39 pm

Well, in the end I didn't go for the Airfix kit. I discovered this Hasegawa kit in the stash:-

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As you can see, the decals have suffered some water damage (I purchased the kit some years back at the Telford Kitswop, where this kind of thing can happen).

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So using the Karaya decals for Captured Butcherbirds, as previously mentioned, is a good way to make sure that the kit will be built (and it allows the stash to get a teeny bit smaller......)

These are the decals I will be using, with a view on the right of the yellow, black and red "camo" that I intend to portray:-

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And here are some shots of the sprues:-

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As I have just tonight finished my group build project over on the IPMS Ireland forum, of the monolith from 2001:A Space Odyssey, I can make a start on this Fw 190 tomorrow evening.

Thanks for looking,

Philip

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Re: 1/72nd Fw 190...... in colour!

Postby rvb_cocardes » Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:53 am

Very good choice ! The Hasegawa model is good in shape and dimensions with very nice engraving. The only fix this model needs is about the wheel wells.
I will follow your modelling. Happy modelling !

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Re: 1/72nd Fw 190...... in colour!

Postby Prenton » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:55 am

rvb_cocardes wrote:Very good choice ! The Hasegawa model is good in shape and dimensions with very nice engraving. The only fix this model needs is about the wheel wells.


What is the issue with the wheel wells? Is it that they are too shallow (and therefore need replacement with aftermarket), or something else that is easier to fix?

Thanks,

Philip

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Re: 1/72nd Fw 190...... in colour!

Postby rvb_cocardes » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:42 pm

Hi Philip,
You must see the other wheel well through the fuselage when looking the first one. Unfortunately, on this model it is obturated.
How to fix :
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Re: 1/72nd Fw 190...... in colour!

Postby Prenton » Mon May 18, 2015 11:04 pm

A little bit of work on this model, at last - the various major items were removed from the sprues:-

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and a start was made on painting the cockpit RLM 66 (Tamiya Nato Black). A second coat will be needed. Also the engine and props have got a first black coat, preparatory to some dry-brushing etc.

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More next week....

Philip

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Re: 1/72nd Fw 190...... in colour!

Postby Vinny » Tue May 19, 2015 9:29 pm

Nice neat work as usual Philip :o)b Looking forward to the next update.

Thanks for posting!
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