1/72 Focke Wulf Fw58B Aviacao Naval, Brazil - Me/ Fw Group Build

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  1. vikingBerserker

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    #1 vikingBerserker, May 19, 2011
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    User name: VikingBerserker
    Name: David
    Category: 2, Intermediate
    Kit: Azur Scale: 1/72nd.
    Accessories: Possibly some scratch building

    And now for something completely different....

    My entry for this Group Build will be of a Fw 58B of the Brazilian Navy.

    "Focke Wulf FW-58B Weihe – This aircraft was employed as a bomber training missions. They were used by the Brazilian Navy and were assembled in Brazil, from 1938, under license from German government, at the General Naval Aviation workshops at Galeao airbase. Later, under Law Decree # 3.302, from 22 May 1941, those facilities were upgraded and were designated as Galeao Aircraft Factory. FW-58B were active in the Brazilian Air Force until 1950.During the World War II, they were employed in patrol duties in the southeast and southern regions. and later they were transferred to the National Air Mail.

    In 25 June 1943, Lieutenant o George R. W. Bugner, in one FW-58B from the Squadron at Galeão Airbase, and his machine gunner when in one routine patrol sweep off 30 miles off Cabo Frio, 100 miles northern Rio de janeiro, sighted and attacked one submarine, dropping one 300 lbs depth charge in the moment when the sub made a crash dive in view of the contact with the attacker. The bomb exploded in the swirl of the immersion. There was no confirmation whether the sub was hit, however the fact is that the Germans were alerted of the constant presence of increasing air activity from Brazilian Air Force.

    Armament: 2 Rheinmetall Borsig MG15 7,92mm, machine guns being one in the nose and 1 in a dorsal turret. Also it could carry a load of 200 pounds of bombs under the wings. " from Sixtant - FOCKE WULF FW-58 WEIHE
     

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    Definitely different - brilliant! Looking forward to this one David.
     
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    Cool choice.
     
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    VB, always with something different. Excellent choice, and I'm looking forward to progress on this one.

    Cheers

    Peter
     
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    we expect something different from you David and you always deliver, great choice of subject that i've never heard of before
     
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    Interesting!
     
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    Great choice David! I've got various info on the Hungarian Weihen ('Kite's) if you need it.
     
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    Never even heard of that one David! I like the looks of it. It will be unique to say the least!
     
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    Trust David to throw us a curve. Great choice!
     
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    I've been wondering where you got to David very different and interesting, this one is a corker and most definitely your forte. [​IMG]
     
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    An interesting choice. :)
     
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    Leave it to David.Nice crate and nice scheme!
     
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    Cool choice David!
     
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    #17 vikingBerserker, Jun 2, 2011
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    Ok, I've been working on the cockpit for the past 3 nights and finally finished today. Last night when painting the PE lever heads yellow (btw 1/72 PE levers are a pain in the <cough>!), I managed to drop the bottle of yellow paint in my lap :lol: Oh the good times...
     

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    Cockpit looking great.
     
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    Nice work yellow crotch!
     
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    Excellent work David! Better your lap than the cockpit!
     
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