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Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9

by Glen Porter

images by Brett Green

 

Construction

Here is Tamiya's 1/72 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9 by Glen Porter.

The model had a few additions and modifications. In the cockpit, Glen added Eduard's photo-etched colour harness. He was particularly impressed with the effect of this product straight from the photo-etched fret.

Individual cowl flaps were cut from plastic sheet and positioned in the open position behind the forward cowl ring.

 

 

The wheel well interior was adapted from a Sword kit of the Fw 190A-1.

The kit was otherwise built from the box.

 

Painting and Markings

This Fw 190D-9 was painted with Model Master enamels applied with the Testor Aztek A430 airbrush. The colours are RLM 76 Light Blue for the lower surfaces, with a camouflage pattern of RLM 75 Grey Violet and RLM 83 Dark Green on the topsides. A mottle of RLM 81 Brown Violet can also be seen on the tail surfaces.

The kit instructions directed that the canopy frame should be painted RLM 76 Light Blue, but Glen felt that references suggested RLM 02 Grey was more likely.

 

 

When the paints had dried, an acrylic wash was added to the panel lines.

Most of the decals were sourced from the kit, but the "Blue 1" was scavenged from an EagleCals decal sheet.

A flat layer of Testor's Dullcote completed the painting job.

 

Epilogue

Glen's very attractive model won best in its class at the recent NSW Scale Model and Competition Expo.

 


 

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