Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9 Braunen 4, W.nr.500647 - Me/ Fw Group Build

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  1. A4K

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    #1 A4K, May 1, 2011
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    Name: Evan
    Category: 2 - Intermediate
    Scale: 1/72
    Subject: Broad tailed Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9, Braunen 4 (W.nr.500647), 7. Staffel II/JG26
    Kit (planned):
    Academy Fw 190D-9 -may redecide, depending on suitability for conversion.
    Accessories:
    AML 72 022: Fw 190D-9 Ta 152 type tail conversion (w/ markings for Braunen 4);
    Extra Tech O-03: WW II Luftwaffe belt Buckles (PE);
    Extra Tech O-18: Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9 (PE);
    Extra Tech K-03: Junkers Jumo 213;
    Oliver Mark 7220: Junkers Jumo 213;
    Resin components (poss. Aires): Fw 190 seats, cockpit, and control surfaces;
    True Details 72 413: Fw 190A/F seats;
    True Details 72 031: Fw 190A-8/D-12 Wheel set.

    Ok, this is my (very hopeful) second entry for this Group Build. Always wanted to complete this bird.
    Plan: To complete Braunen 4 in stripped and abandoned condition, as she appeared when found at Hustedt, near Celle, Germany, April 1945.

    Want this to be accurate. Have two photos of her, and found a third on the net - any other photos or info greatly appreciated!
    (May attempt a diorama setting too)

    Cheers!
    Evan

    (Btw, if anyone can rotate the last pic I'd appreciate it!)



    STA51931.JPG STA51933.JPG
     

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    Nice choice Evan! What are you using for decals? Don't forget the brown 4's on the wheel covers.
     
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    nice choice Evan, will look through what i've got for any pictures
     
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    Jerry Crandall has done a nice profile of this rig which can be seen over at Eagle Editions.
     
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    Another nice choice Evan. :thumbright:
     
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    Nice choice Evan. This kit is on my "to do" list too.
     
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    Cheers guys!

    Dzieki Wojtek for flipping the last pic upright!

    Karl, that would be great, thanks!

    Andy, the AML resin tail comes with markings for Braunen 4, including the numbers on the wheel covers:

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    Very cool Evan, this should be an interesting project!
     
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    Thanks Cory!
     
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    I have found another profile of the kite in Kagero book of series for Fw190. The camo is quite similar, But the differences are for used colours. The caption there says these were RLM76/99/82/81 on the fuselage and RLM75/82 on wing top and tops of stabilizers and elevators. No camo spots on the fin and rudder. The so-called RLM99 is on the fuselage from the black tail band to the engine department only. The engine cowling at sides and undersides painted with RLM76 like the fin and rudder.
     
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    Great! The only thing now is the shape of the 4. As Wayne mentioned in an earlier post, EE has a more recent sheet based on Crandall's profile where the top of the vertical bar on the 3 is squared off rather than sloped. However, the profile that appears in "Green Hearts - First in Combat with the Dora 9" by Urbanke states "Brown 4 on fuselage is guesswork based on size, width, and position of other Brown numbers from 7 Staffel......" I don't know if something more has come to light recently - would be interesting to see what the third pic you found reveals. I don't think I've seen it.

    Here's a rather poor reproduction of Crandall's Brown 4:
     

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    It's quite similar to the one in the Kagero book.
     
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    #13 A4K, May 1, 2011
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    Cheers for that info guys.
    This is the third photo, found on the net (fourth photo down) -the AML markings are indeed incorrect it seems:
    JaPo publishing - News
     
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    Here the profile from the Kagero book Monographs No.6 for the Fw190 vol. IV.
     

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    #16 Vic Balshaw, May 1, 2011
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    Nice one Even, I'll start hunting as well.

    Edit: Sorry Even, thought I had something the realised that Wojetk got in first.
     
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    Should be a good one, looking forward to this Evan.
     
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    I would consider Japos profile the most accurate when it comes to Mimetall built Doras, Eagle editions 190D vol 2 also has a correction regarding the new photo.
    I can email you the text from Japos 'Dora camouflage and markings part 2' regarding 'brown 4'

    PM me an address and I will send it along :)
     
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    There is also this profile of this same aircraft by Claes Sundin...
     

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    To date there are 3 known photo's all reproduced here in the thread, the 4 shown in Evan's JaPo link....take a close look at the style of the '4' the diagonal upward portion is slightly curved and not straight.

    a personal favourite of mine, still to be done.....look forward to it Evan!
     
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