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Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9

by Roger Fabrocini

 

Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9

 


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Introduction

 

This is Dragon's 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-12 (kit #5534) Torpedo Flugzeug.

I used "the Wurger Mechanic's" Fw190D-9 upgrade set #wm004 to turn it into a Ta152 tailed D-9.



 

Construction

 

I used many after market detail sets for this build:

  • FM details set #480101 Fw190D-9 detail set for the engine and wheel well

  • Cutting Edge #CEC48085 D-9 cockpit

  • Wurger Mechanic #Wm004 D-9 upgrade (spinner,vs111 props/radiator, cowl, horizontal stabs. with elevators, gun hood and late style wheels)

  • Ultracast D-9 exhaust

  • Eduard #49-210 & 48-167 D-9 photo-etched sets

  • Eagle Editions EC#58 decals for D-9's

 

 

All the above sets worked well, especially the "Wurger Mechanic's" set. This helps capture the subtle shapes of the D-9.

I used a Tony Bell "invented" rivet maker (a watch cog wheel mounted on a piece of brass tubing) to replicate the D-9's rivet detail.

The only real problem area was the wing to fuselage joint. my fuselage had warped, leaving a large gap between it and the wing tops. A piece of spruce, wedged into the bottom of the fuselage, helped close the gap into a more manageable distance.



 

Painting and Finishing

 

Painting and finishing is probably the only reason I build models.

 

 

After construction the model was primed with Mr. Surfacer 1000 then pre shaded with a dark gray mix of Mr. Color paints. I planned to model "black 6" w.Nr.500645 of III/JG 2 . Following Eagle Edition's painting recommendations I sprayed the lower wing with Alclad II aluminum.

Paints and colors used are Mr. Color RLM 75, Mr. Color Duck Egg Blue (for Blaugrun), Gunze RLM 83, gunze RLM 81 (mixed with a drop of red brown).

All national markings and the JG2 RV bands are painted, the balance of the markings are from the EagleCals set. I have to say that these are the best performing decals i have used to date. Of special note is the spinner spiral. Flawless.

 

 

Post shading was preformed with a "Wauchop" mix of Tamiya Black and Red Brown. Some of the markings were also toned down with a overspray of very thin DGB. Various panel lines were washed with a mix of artist oils raw umbra and black.

The final finish is Pactra's acrylic flat and denatured alcohol, still the best acrylic flat I've found.



 

Conclusion

 

I could not have done this without Robert "Wurger Mechanic" Stephenson, all the contributors to HyperScale and, of course, Brett Green.

Thank you all.

 

 

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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2004 by Roger Fabrocini
Page Created 04 January, 2004
Last Updated 17 March, 2004

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