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Trumpeter's 1/24 scale
Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9

by Carsten Christ


 Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9


Trumpeter's 1/24 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9  is available online from Squadron.com




Here is my latest project for HyperScale -  the Focke-Wulf Fw-190D-9 - a big 1/24 bird from Trumpeter (ITEM NO. 02411).

My model shows the “Yellow 11” (in German it’s called “Gelbe Elf”) of II/JG2, one of the last D9 in spring 1945. Unfortunately, information and pictures about this fighter are scarce.



But let me say, that Trumpeter’s painting and marking guide is completely wrong – especially the lower surface, which consisted a lot of untreated metal and aluminium.





The kit contained a lot of flaws while building:

  • engine block was too long, so the cooler hood won’t fit, until it was shorten 3 mm

  • the air intake contained no rivets

  • decals containing too many spelling mistakes (i.e. “Haubenabwurf qurchsprngladung”, which should be “Haubenabwurf durch Sprengladung”, etc.)

  • engine block, especially the charger, has nothing to do with the real engine. In generally, it’s very simple detailed

  • the fully functional suspension strut (on the landing gear) has too much axial play. This resulted in crooked wheels.

  • the leading edge of the upper and underside of the wings won’t fit 100%. So it was necessary to rebuild the edge and it’s panel lines and rivets manually by hand.



In addition to these corrections, I also made the following additions to my Dora:

  • The seat belts are from Eduard and actually for 1/32

  • Brake lines had been added, using fine wire and rubber hoses

  • Wing canons were made of brass tubes

  • Isolators (aerial) were made of fine wire, using a micro drill for the winding

  • MG hood is fully functional, hinges between MG hood and front cockpit had been realised with a 0.15mm micro drill and fine copper wire as splint pin

  • instruments dials and the gun camera lens were filled with Kristal Clear



Painting and Markings


The model had been painted using colours from Gunze, Tamiya, Alclad II and a flat finish coat using the new aqua based acrylics from Revell. Of course, every spraying work was done using my Aztek 470.

The natural steel colour on the underside is a first base of Alclad II Dural Alumnium and a second light and transparent coat of Tamiya Light Grey

The Green-Grey color of the fuselage is Tamiya Sky.



Washing and Weathering was done with artist oil paints from Lukas and Daler-Rowney, Bob Ross odourless thinner and colour pigments from Kremer (I don’t know, if someone knows the German company Kremer in Australia). The panel and rivets shading was done with a heavily thin mix of red brown / black and the Aztek.


Additional Images


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Focke-Wulf Fw 190
Modelling Manuals 20

US Price: $17.95
UK Price: £12.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date:
 May 25, 2002
Details: 64 pages; ISBN: 1841762687
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Model, Images and Text Copyright © 2006 by Carsten Christ
Page Created 26 May, 2006
Last Updated 21 February, 2007

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