**** DONE: Academy 1/72 Fw 190A-4 of 1./JG 51, Russia, 1943 VVS/Eastern Front GB

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  1. imalko

    imalko Well-Known Member

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    #1 imalko, Feb 8, 2011
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    Username: imalko
    First name: Igor
    Category: Category 2/Intermediate
    Scale: 1:72
    Manufacturer: Academy
    Model Type: Focke Wulf Fw 190A-4
    Details: "White 11" of 1./JG 51, Eastern Front, Spring 1943
    Decals: national insignia decals provided with the kit, swastikas from after market set and white numbers from my stash

    This is my second and final entry for this group build - Academy kit in 1/72 scale which provides options for building A-6 and A-8 variants of Fw 190 and decals for III/JG54 aircraft in Reichverteidigung role. Since I intend to build Fw 190A-4 version some corrections will be needed on main wings. Shape of the tail fin is also wrong which I will try to rectify, but more about this in due time. I’ll probably start working on this one in next few weeks when I finish other projects currently under way.
     

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  2. imalko

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    As said above the subject of this build is going to be a Fw 190A-4 serving with 1./JG 51 on the Eastern front in 1943. The factory finish RLM 74/74/76 on this aircraft was over painted with nonstandard two tone dark green camouflage favored by some Jagdgeschwadern in the east - most notably JG 51, JG 54 and JG 77. The main reason for introduction of this kind of fighter camo scheme was probably to better conceal aircraft on the ground.

    Source of the material posted below: Jagdwaffe Vol 4 Sect 3.
     

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    Nice Igor, a different scheme than normally seen on 190s.
     
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    nice little kit that one Igor, built it a few years ago when i first got back into the hobby
     
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    Good stuff Igor!
     
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    Good selection Igor, one from each side taking your other entry into consideration, I can see a lot of Fw 190's coming up I the GB.
     
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    Should be a fun job backdating to an A-4 Igor.....enjoy!:D
     
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    A-4 is 15mm shorter than A-6 so, would You reduce lenght by 2mm?
     
  11. imalko

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    Don't you mean 15cm in real size? Cause if it's only 15mm that would be 0.2mm in 1/72nd scale and not worth the bother.
     
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    Unfortunately the calculation is wrong I'm afraid. 15cm doesn't equal 15mm because it is 150mm but not 1.5cm (15mm). So the 15cm=2.08mm for 1/72 scale. Taking the Fw190 fuselage length into consideration, the lack of the 2mm in that makes the huge difference of the general shape of the model for the 1/72 scale. Especailly , that the Academy model has too long "nose" (about 1.5mm at the front of the engine cowling).
     
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    So, is it a 15cm difference in real size between A-4 and A-6 or not? If yes, then yours and my calculations are consistent Wojtek: 15cm(150mm) -> 2mm and 15mm -> 0.2mm for 1/72nd scale.
     
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    Yes Igor the real difference between A-4 and A-6 length was 15cm. A-6 was longer. So if you want to get the difference for the 1/72 scale you have to divide 150mm (15cm=150mm) by 72 what gives 2.08mm for this scale. It means that 1/72 scale model of A-4 should be 2mm shorter then A-6 of the same scale.
     
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    Agreed. Same as I calculated. I'll see how it goes once I start working on it.
    The shortening of the fuselage is to be done in the nose section I assume...?
     
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    #16 Wurger, Feb 11, 2011
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    Yes:oops:, little lapsus.
     
  18. imalko

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    Thanks for the link Wojtek. Yes, I remember that particular project of yours. Some impressive work and serious "model surgery" going on there. Once I start working on this model I intend to address some of the issues you pointed out to achieve better accuracy, but not to the same extent due to my lack of your level of skill and limited time frame of the group build itself. We'll see how it goes...
     
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    Good choice Igor, looking forward to the build progressing.
     
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    #20 Wurger, Feb 12, 2011
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    No problem at all Igor. It's up to you only whay accuracy you can achieve. So I agree with you. Especially that Wayne's model is an evidence that even a such incorrect model can look very nice when nice painted.

    http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/your-completed-kits/waynes-award-winning-models-14341-49.html

    http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/your-completed-kits/waynes-award-winning-models-14341-50.html
     
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