Revell (Hasegawa) 1/32 scale
by Alfred Beiglböck
1/32 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9
is available online from Squadron.com
Here is my Dora-9, manufactured by Revell in the large scale of 1/32.
This model has a good price-performance ratio and even without extra
detail sets you can make a great looking model. However, I wanted to
tune my model using Aires parts including their Jumo-engine 211 assembly
and a cockpit interior.
I think it was it worth it.
The aircraft lower surfaces were painted with Gunze's RLM 76
blue-grey colour after preshading with black acryl colour.
The upperside of the fuselage was painted in RLM81 and 83 with Gunze
colours. Preshading and washing are similar to lower side.
The engine mount and fire wall were detailed in addition with wires
of different diameters.
Instead of decals all markings are self made by self-sealing templates
and brushed by airbrush.
Beside Preshading the model was washed with dark-grey oil colour.
Canopy Frames painted from inside and outside and dipped in Future.
Gunze clear matt coating was the last paint work on this model. Soft
pastel traces were added to the exhausts and wing cannon muzzle to
finish off the weathering. The etched seatbelts were hard to bend, so I
used only the fittings. The belt straps are made out of tesafilm.
After building the Jumo-engine it was brushed with “ALCLAD II”.
Filtering and washing with oil–colour was the last step.Details were
also added from wires and components of different diameters.
Brake lines were fitted using wire and plastic Q-Tubes.
The inside of the engine cowlings was painted with Gunze colour RLM 02.
I washed it with oil colours and finished with pastel chalk. I
accentuated some edges with soft graphite pencil and represented paint
chipping on the cowlings and leading edge with polished metal-colour.
The base has an area from 30cm x 30cm with wooden furnishing.
A few hours of fun are guaranteed and the result is a great looking
model , even for beginners.
The exposed motor is especially eye-catching.
Two maintenance figures are in progress but this is an other story.
Please feel free to let me know your comments and opinions at
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|Focke-Wulf Fw 190
Modelling Manuals 20
US Price: $17.95
UK Price: £12.99
May 25, 2002
Details: 64 pages; ISBN: 1841762687
Model, Images and Text Copyright ©
2006 by Alfred Beiglböck
Page Created 20 February, 2006
Last Updated 19 February, 2006
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