Done : Fw190A-8 Black 5 of III./JG 54 Gruppe Build

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  1. rochie

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    i'm doing this kit for thr group build in a RLM76/74/75 scheme that was discussed with the more knowledgeable members, as the kits instructions are totaly wrong i'll post pics as i go on
     

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    Looking forward to this, Rochie.
     
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    So am I... Im lookin forward to everyones contribution...

    But we need more people to jump into this... Get some more start up threads goin...

    I want to see atleast 20 members in this thing...
     
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    Should be right into it by now....seeing as the 109 is still on the way!:D
     
  5. rochie

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    started last night will post some pics when i've done little more work on it ! :lol:
     
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    Good on ya mate.....looking forward to it!:D
     
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    Same here...
     
  8. rochie

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    right guys here we go but first i should explain a little about what i'm planning for this kit.

    i started a thread about this kit just before christmas as i thought the instruction sheet in the box was wrong about the colour scheme for the A/C.
    after a discussion between several members it was generaly accepted that there should an RLM74/75/76 cammo pattern but without the yellow cowl ring, which should be RLM76 instead, and also no yellow wing tips as stated on the box !

    so based on the above

    i've painted the undercart doors RLM76 on the oustside also painted the lower surface of the horisontal stabs the same colour

    the cowl ring is done, also in RLM76 and was assembled with the painted prop and cooling fan and black spinner with white spiral

    wheelbays painted in dark grey
     

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    Looking good rochie :)
     
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    Looking good mate! Seems like you had more luck with the spinner spiral than I did on my Hobby Boss one!
     
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    Nice work mate! ,

    Agree with Les I'd like to see at least 20 people taking part

    Get your @sses into gear guys!
     
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    Great work Rochie!
     
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    Lookin good so far man, keep em comin....

    Maybe make the pics bigger Karl, I had to get my glasses to see em...
     
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    With Les here.:D
     
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    cheers guys i took the pics with my daughters web cam thats why there so small, i think i'll go back to my camera.

    now a couple questions did the aircraft always have the ETC bomb rack fitted or did they ever fly without it ?
    i ask because the one in the kit seems very large for the scale

    and does anyone have a profile of a similar A-8 so i have some sort of reference for painting the RLM75/76 colours
     
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    These ETC racks were used when a plane carried bombs or the additional fuel tak was mounted.Most A-8s carried the rack.But if there isn't any proof of it you can always omit it.

    Here some patterns for RLM74/75/76 camo scheme.
     

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    Looking great Rochie!
     
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    Nice profiles Wojtek!
    Karl, far as I know, at that period, in that role, and particularly that aircraft(!), the ETC rack would have been fitted. If the kit part looks more or less to the proportions in Wojtek's profiles, it should be OK. I'll e-mail some stuff that might help with the cammo pattern.
     
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    thanks guys

    i think i'm gonna leave off the ETC rack, the long part that runs along the belly looks ok but the parts that the fuel tank sits between seems massive !

    ill try and take some pics tomorow in daylight foreveryone to see and also show what progress i've made
     
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