Fw 190A-8 "Red 19" of 5./JG300 Ernst Schröder Gruppe Build

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  1. Amsel

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    Gruppe Build
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    I found this nice kit by Hasegawa in 1/48 scale.
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    It came with a good decal set. It looks historic and correct.
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    and the directions seem detailed and easy to read. I am an inexperienced modeller and do not have an airbrush so I will be hand brushing everything.
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    Looking forward to this!
     
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    Very nice site. Thanks for adding that link and photo.
     
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    I've only built one hasegawa kit, a jet, but it went together lovely, so I'd say this is a well engineered kit. Looking forward to you progress :)
     
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    That looks like a great camo job, Amsel. This will be a good build!
     
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    Thanks for joining in Amsel. I'll list you as Category 3; looking forward to your build.
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    Thanks for the encouraging remarks everyone. This group build is a great idea. I have started working on a Panzer VI and a Panzer V, a P-40, and a Me 109 E4 and haven't gotten very far on any of them. I see all my mistakes and get discouraged and buy another kit. This build is a great motivator and learning aid and it makes it more fun to learn to do this with a group.
     
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    remember Amsel that Ernst flew a standard A-8 not a SturmFw, I know of one instance while his red 19 was unserviceable he took off in CO Walter Dahls blue 13 this was a full on SturmFw with cowling Mg 131's as well, Ersnt had a B-24 in his sights to let loos and the firing buttons would not work, what had happened was that Walter had set a secondary safety switch on his control column something that Ernst knew nothing about.

    so with that stick with a regular four 2cm canon armed A-8 with cowling mg 131's

    have fun and go slowly, we had a bunch of material on our old Sturmgruppen web-site thinking this might be the sight that Roman tried to list but aol pretty much told thier web-sites to go away and shut down all accounts

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    Welcome aboard Amsel! I look forward to follow this one....8) :thumbright: Maybe I should go back and tackle my Heinz Bär Dragon A-7 13....:oops:
     
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    Amsel, go to the Siegfried Baer A-9 build thread and start at post #82 this will give you some idea of the A-8 kit for some progress work....my A-9 IS the exact same hasegawa kit!
     
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    Cool stuff Amsel ,Glad you joined in the fun:D
     
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    Looking forward to the build!
     
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    Erich, thank you for bringing up that point. I delved deeper into it to get a better grasp of what you mean. It seems that other modellers have had some issues with portraying the proper aircraft when building Red 19. Thanks.

    I see some references to a red-brown band or gruppe marking. I do not know if I can easily do this as my decals came a bright red. I am also pondering if I should portray the Red 19 before it had the 25 hour check and recieved the red band or the the earlier crate with just the gruppe bar. I guess that may depend on how much frustration I want to put up with. The November 1944 version has added mottling and that may be quite difficult just brushing on because I will not be using an airbrush.

    Thanks Wayne for the tip. You have made a great step by step guide for the Fw 190. It sure is the same model! Thank you much. I am studying and searching for tips on painting without the luxury of an airbrush. Do you think it is reasonable to paint by hand?
     
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    its great you've joined in Amsel, i'm sure you'll do a great job of the kit
     
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    Looking foward to this one :)
     
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    Mate if thats all you have go for it, check out Terry's (Airframes) D-9 black 12 build he has done a fine job with the brush.....
     
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    Glad u joined in Amsel... Ask alot of questions and never think one too silly to ask.... This place has all the answers....
     
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    I'll echo Les', Amsel. Don't be afraid to ask questions, however basic they might seem - there could well be someone else wanting to know the same thing, but too nervous to ask! No such thing as a dumb question, otherwise it wouldn't be a question!
    Wayne's right, as I had trouble with the paint I was using, a lot of my Dora is brush painted, including the mottle, although the base colours were sprayed mainly. If you need help with this ASK! I'll try to help where I can, although describing a technique is not as good as demonstrating. As for your choice of colour scheme, go with what you are happy with - maybe start with a view that you can always change to the later/earlier scheme if things go not according to plan. (Things don't go wrong, just 'not according to plan'!!)
    Terry.
     
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