Captured "Butcher Bird"

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  1. otftch

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    Here is a Revell FW-190 in 1/72 scale. I found the photos of this bird on the internet. If anyone has any info about these markings, I would apprciated it. The markings seem to be a mixture of US and British.
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    Nice work Ed!
     
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    awesome work! Heres some pics of the captured Bf 109G-2 Fw190:

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    #4 N4521U, Oct 5, 2011
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    Thanks guys. it sure would have been easier to have a decal sheet rather than make up the individual numbers.
    Ed
     
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    Nice model. The link to Falkeein's (Neil Page's) blog pretty much covers this machine. The spoof serial on the tail,1-1-45,is of course the date of operation 'Bodenplatte' on which this aircraft was captured.
    Cheers
    Steve
     
  8. otftch

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    I thought that might be what the tail numbers were. Thanks for the info. Nice to have verification.
    Ed
     
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    Well done Ed. :thumbright:
     
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    Good one Ed.
     
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    nice one Ed....will have to check my captured Butcherbirds book to see what info it has for both Birds...yours Ed and Bill too!
     
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    Nice one Ed.
     
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    Nice work Ed!
     
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    I really like the look of her in red, beautifully done!
     
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    Found some info on another site on this bird.

    I had a letter from the 404th's CO Colonel Leo Moon re this machine;

    " the aircraft was painted red by a crew who had overheard me saying that I had always wanted to own a red airplane ..the OO*L code was placed on it because we had created an 'imaginary' fourth Squadron in the Group, and as in the 508th, we used the first initial of the pilot's name as the last of the three code letters. Since I agreed that we should try and get the 190 into flying condition everyone considered it my aircraft and added the 'L' accordingly..when it was ready I taxied it at all speeds up to near takeoff speed but we had no clearance to fly it from the Anti-Aircraft. After taxiing in I found the tires soaked in hydraulic fluid and they were so deteriorated I felt that they were unsafe..we spent considerable time looking for new tires without success. I don't feel too bad about not flyng it - I did get to fly the Bearcat which I believe was more or less a copy of the 190 -although no-one ever admits it..."

    Aircraft before its reb paintjob...

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    And after...

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    Great story there. Thanks for posting it. It's gonna be nice to see someone build that one for the Captured GB fer sher!
     
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    Just the info I was looking for. Thanks much. And thank you all for your comments.
    ED
     
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    I love the "Keep Off" sign :lol:
     
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    Am I to understand you want to do the red one for the GB?
    If that is the case I will share my decal sheet!
     
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    Very cool stuff!
     
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