Done : Fw190D-9 ll> Stab./JG2 Gruppe Build

Discussion in '#1 Defense of the Reich' started by Catch22, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Catch22

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    Here is my entry! I don't know if you want what the particular plane I'm doing in the topic title, but as I'm not 100% sure yet, I couldn't put it in. Feel free to change the title if need be once I've chosen!

    Anyways, here is my kit! The model looks excellent, as expected, and I don't anticipate any major issues as I move through the build. I don't think I'll start it yet, as I'm going to get some more of my carrier done before I get too rambunxious with this. I also don't know if I can airbrush in the garage with -20 celcius degree weather! Here are the paint schemes and decals it came with:

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    As you can see I completely blew it when I scanned the decals, but it still shows you what's there! :lol:

    Wayne brought up in another thread that the "Blau 15" is actually "Gelb 15", and as I plan on building this OOB, I'll probably end up doing the second scheme, a plane of Stab./JG4 based at the Rhein-Main airfield in Germany, spring 1945. The instructions have the ||> as white, but the decals are black; I assume they're white for ease of placement, as they did the same for the 12 in the third scheme. Speaking of which, the third scheme is of a bird flown by a Lt. Teo Nibel of 10./JG54, based in Belgium in January, 1945, so that scheme is out! For the Reich Bands, I will probably paint them as opposed to use the decals, as the decal that came with my 1/32 A-7 was a nightmare to put on properly.

    Can't wait to get started!
     
  2. 109ROAMING

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    Nice Catch!

    Looking forward to seeing it started
     
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    Get on with it! :lol: :thumbleft: Can't wait to get all my stuff sorted to do my kites...!
     
  4. Catch22

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    I MAY start on the cockpit tonight, we will have to see. I may build it in between sections of my Franklin, to break it up a little bit. Like when I have to build well over 20 guns.
     
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    Looking good.Can't wait to see some pic of your efford.:)
     
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    yes blue 15 would indicate 8./JG 301 but 8th staffel only had A-8 and A-9's never fitted with Dora 9's. it is yellow 15 of 7th staffel/JG 301. you can still do a Dora of JG 301 just pick another colour. I. gruppe had them by end of the war and many of II./JG 301 Doras never had a second gruppe bar painted on. Also III. gruppe had Doras the last 2 months of thew ar as well.

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  7. Catch22

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    Thanks for the info Erich!
     
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    if you want to do one of the many Dora-9's from II./JG 301 use white for 5th , red for 6th and yellow for 7th staffels. a little history, 6th staffel first acquired their Doras in December of 44 and the two other staffels did not get full complement nearly till February of 45.
     
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    Hmm, interesting. I wonder why 6th got them so much earlier.
     
  10. Erich

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    personally I think it was a test bed for the whole gruppe and interesting too that the staffel of Doras was oversized that even members of 8th staffel flew them though not equipped
     
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    So you mean that 6th used pilots from 8th to crew more planes?
     
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    no the opposite, in this case 8th staffel pilots used red numbered Dora 9's to fill in their depleted numbers. It's confusing to say the least
     
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    Ah, I see what you mean now, and yes, its very confusing haha.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing some pics Catch!
     
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    Same here... Great info Erich! :notworthy:
     
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    So what's it gonna be Cory? JG301 or the incorrect JG4?...II> should have Yellow/White/Yellow bands of JG2.....
     
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    So ||> is wrong too? *sigh* I was going to do that one! I guess if the bands are simply the wrong colour, that's easy to fix as I was going to paint them anyway. So if that's the case, then it'll be the Fw 190D-9 ||> of JG2.
     
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    Alright, so googled Stab./JG2, hoping to find out if EE had a decal sheet so I could look at the profiles, and they did! So I went on their site to look at the pictures, but the link is broken, and I saved a bunch a while back, but didn't save that particular one! So all I could find was this trash picture:

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    In the instructions, it states the colours as being Grauviolett/Dunkelgr√ľn over Lichtblau. Would those be correct, or are those wrong too?

    Just found this:

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    I don't know if it's the same plane as the fuselage crosses are different than that of the instructions. I can easily do that bird though if it's correct.
     
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    Catch, check the Group Build Traders Lane for some decals I posted. See if anything you could use.
     
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    Only see red crosses mate! :(
     
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