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Fw 190 A-5

hobbykiller
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11:55 AM - Jul 11, 2018 #1

again Eduard 1:72, overtrees.
I correct the same in all cases, most important bugs: fin and covers on the fuselage. Few details added/changed as in the previous builds, but nothing special. Cockpit is resin (Brassin).
However paint scheme is included in the kit, I corrected cowling colors according to photo: Eduard show light chessboard fields as white (it correspond to the unit color) but this plane was an exception and had it clearly darker than white (it is visible on the WW2 photo). I choose yellow as Classic book authors, instead white or off-white as some may suggest. It is only interpretation so I may be wrong. I just like yellow in this case...



















cheers, Mark
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Sky Keg
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7:13 PM - Jul 11, 2018 #2

Another beauty from you Mark. Well done!!!!! _^
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dknights
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7:53 PM - Jul 11, 2018 #3

I have to build one of those Fw-190s. Those and the Eduard Spits shown on this board have all looked so amazing.
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MDriskill
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1:01 AM - Jul 12, 2018 #4

Mark, absolutely excellent as always! You make me terribly envious as you keep posting these beautiful Focke-Wulfs on such a frequent basis, as I am still struggling to complete my FIRST Eduard 190.

When looking at the famous picture of Kunze’s well-known A-5, with crewmen gathered round, I can’t help but notice that the lighter checkers on the cowl are not only strangely dark, but very uneven in tone. Some have called them “oil-smeared” but it just does not ring true to my eye. What they DO look like to me is...simple camouflage paint. Is it possible the lighter checkers simply haven’t been painted on yet?

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Joined: 9:09 PM - Oct 03, 2010

3:15 AM - Jul 12, 2018 #5

Another beauty, Mark. I love the way the black & yellow checks contrast with the camo.

Great job!

Barry
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renscho
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4:19 AM - Jul 12, 2018 #6

MDriskill wrote:Mark, absolutely excellent as always! You make me terribly envious as you keep posting these beautiful Focke-Wulfs on such a frequent basis, as I am still struggling to complete my FIRST Eduard 190.

When looking at the famous picture of Kunze’s well-known A-5, with crewmen gathered round, I can’t help but notice that the lighter checkers on the cowl are not only strangely dark, but very uneven in tone. Some have called them “oil-smeared” but it just does not ring true to my eye. What they DO look like to me is...simple camouflage paint. Is it possible the lighter checkers simply haven’t been painted on yet?

In a clear print of the photo, the oil can be seen running down the propeller blade, too. Oil cooler damage.
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piero
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4:19 AM - Jul 12, 2018 #7

Splendid work ! Outstanding !
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Graeme H
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7:13 AM - Jul 12, 2018 #8

Very impressive indeed
Graeme
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hobbykiller
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12:50 PM - Jul 12, 2018 #9

renscho wrote:In a clear print of the photo, the oil can be seen running down the propeller blade, too. Oil cooler damage.
Yes, it may be the case.
Anyway thanks for kind opinions :)
cheers, Mark
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1:48 PM - Jul 12, 2018 #10

hobbykiller wrote:I correct the same in all cases, most important bugs: fin and covers on the fuselage.
Hello Mark! Great build! _^ Could you please explain what do you mean with "most importaint bugs"? What is wrong with the fin and with covers?
Best regards
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hobbykiller
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4:33 PM - Jul 12, 2018 #11

Sid_DD wrote:Could you please explain what do you mean with "most importaint bugs"? What is wrong with the fin and with covers?
Quite difficult to explain in a few words. Depending on version (-5 or -8, basically) some hatches on fuselage belong to other (version) and should be filled in, one hatch never existed on a real plane (to be filled too) and fin has wrong cross-sections and looks ridicously.
I'll try to show those corrections (what and how-to) on pictures in a separate thread, just need to buy spare free time. A lot...
cheers, Mark
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8:27 PM - Jul 12, 2018 #12

hobbykiller wrote:
Sid_DD wrote:Could you please explain what do you mean with "most importaint bugs"? What is wrong with the fin and with covers?
Quite difficult to explain in a few words. Depending on version (-5 or -8, basically) some hatches on fuselage belong to other (version) and should be filled in, one hatch never existed on a real plane (to be filled too) and fin has wrong cross-sections and looks ridicously.
I'll try to show those corrections (what and how-to) on pictures in a separate thread, just need to buy spare free time. A lot...
Well, we don't disagree on that stuff...
I think the tube-shape of the nose is problematic as well, but -

I'm getting used to giving kit makers a chance to sell their best shots. I also wait for the improved release from somebody because I just don't like having to do drastic modifications on kits anymore. Too old, too slow.

I won't discourage anyone else from doing whatever they are inclined to. Makes things interesting.

Eduard got a lot of flak about these issues regarding the 48th scale 190 kits. My eye tells me they didn't change much when they scaled it down.

Has time been kind to the Tamiya P-47?
Robert E. Rensch
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