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Blohm und Voss P.194.03

by Francisco Carlos Soldán Alfaro

Blohm und Voss P.194.03


Revell's 1/72 scale Blohm und Voss P.194 is available online from Squadron.com




Around March of 1944, Blohm und Voss presented a proposal to the for an airplane of asymmetric design that simultaneously could be used for the roles of hunter and reconaissance, taking advantage of the experience obtained with its B&V 141 for recognition and, that of its successful earlier competitor, the Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu.

The main advantages of an asymmetric configuration are that it increased the vision of field of the pilot and was able to greatly increase the autonomy and the lifting capacity of the second fuselage.


In spite of, or perhaps due to, the novel nature of the configuration, the design was forgotten and it did not get to proceed beyond the proposal stage.





Revell has released a wonderful kit in 1/72 scale of the Blohm und Voss 194.03 (Revell catalogue number #04335).

This amazing asymmetric airplane attracted my attention and it was really a pleasure to build it, since the quality of the pieces is really perfect.

I decided to show to the motor and the bomb bay.



I did not use any extra accessories that did not come in the box. I was pleased that the cockpit comes with the option from being able to display it in open disposition.



Painting and Markings


I chose to decorate my Bv 194.03 in Eastern Front winter camouflage. Lower surfaces were painted RLM 65 (using Gunze acrylic paints). The base colours for the upper surface were covered with RLM 81 Brown Violet and RLM 83 Dark Green. The interior of cockpit finished in 66 RLM and the interior of the equipment bay and wheel wells in RLM 02.

I took more trouble with the application of the white winter camouflage. First, a soft, thin coat of Tamiya acrylic paint was applied in an irregular pattern. I was careful not to create the impression of a solid coating. A very thin coat of brown was also applied to take the “edge” off the pure white. Panel lines were emphasised with thinned Sienna oil paint, I reviewed each line of panel and to give by concluded the work of camouflage.

Next, I added a few pieces of evidence of hard work to the exhausts of the BMW 801D motor. In rough field conditions, the oil and the smoke are mixed, the plumes of the exhaust are very evident.

Once finished, I apply weathering and tracks of mud and dirt using dark Vallejo colors grey dark and brown with a Number 1 brush. I tried to apply logic to the application of this weathering – ie more weathering on the movable surfaces and the sockets of the wings.


To finish this project, I added the an antenna making from stretched sprue and added small blobs of Krystal Kleer to simulate the resistors.

Kit decals were used. These decals were fixed with MicroSet and MircoSol, followed by a flat coat to seal my paint job.

I hope you enjoy this new Luft´46 creation!



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Model, Images and Text Copyright © 2003 by Francisco Carlos Soldán Alfaro
Page Created 10 July, 2003
Last Updated 17 March, 2004

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