**** DONE: Focke-Wulf Fw190D-9, Black 1, Oblt. Hans Dortenmann W.nr.210003

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  1. lostinhull

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    #1 lostinhull, May 2, 2011
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    Name: Paul
    Category: 3 - Beginner (I think)
    Scale: 1/48
    Subject: Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9, Black 1 (W.nr.210003), IV./JG26 - 1945
    Kit: Eduard Fw 190D-9 Weekend Edition
    Accessories: OOB

    *Gulp* First time group build participant and apologies for yet another Fw190 (and D9 too).

    I'll try not to disgrace myself :)

    (If this goes well I may be tempted to enter either an Me163A, Me410-B2 or Me110-G4 as well)

    From the instruction blurb:

    Oblt. Hans Dortenmann, a 38 kill fighter ace and Knight's Cross holder, noted in his memoirs that he used Dora W.Nr. 210003 as a personal mount from September 1944 to the end of hostilities. He personally destroyed her at the end of hostilities to avoid falling into enemy hands. At first, during Dortenmann´s service with III/JG 54, the airplane was marked 'Red 1'. In late February, III/JG 54 was redesignated IV/JG 26, and Dortenmann was appointed Staffelkapitän of 12/JG 26. His Dora became 'Black 1'. The White-Black band appeared on the tail as well as IV. Gruppe‘s wave. According to Dortenmann´s memoirs, the original RLM 75/83 camouflage scheme was changed to RLM 82/83, but the reason for re-painting remains unknown. A new style blown canopy was installed instead of the original flat one. The vertical part of the tail unit was painted yellow from JG 54 days.

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    Tally Ho!
     
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    Good choice mate!
     
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    It does. :thumbright:
     
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    Wow, nice choice mate!
     
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    Welcome aboard Paul, and looking forward to seeing the build progress.
     
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    So far the scales are in favor of Focke Wulfs in this group build as it seems. Nice choice mate.
     
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    Hi Paul

    It's great to see some new participants in this GB - welcome, and great choice.

    Cheers

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    Welcome aboard the GB train! IMO that's the best D-9 scheme. Should be good!
     
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    Thanks lads.

    She's now primed with Tamiya acrylic - updates in due course
     
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    Nice to have you aboard Paul and good choice. No apologies required! I'm sure there will be other Doras.
     
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    nice one Paul
     
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    Nice to have you join us Paul and nothing wrong with a Fw 190 as many of these dudes will vouch. [​IMG]
     
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    Another Dora...:) :) :)
     
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    Welcome to the group build Paul, and a nice choice!
     
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    Well, that's the tub done, just working on the gubbins in front of the pilot now.

    Plan to do a little tidying up of the dials etc

    Might even see if I can manage a throttle lever :shock:


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    Great start Paul!
     
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    I agree. The colour looks a little on the blue side though, but of course that might be the effect of the lighting, especially flash.
     
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    Coming along nicely Paul.
     
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    Good start mate..!
     
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