Fw190 A-3

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  1. ellis995

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    #1 ellis995, Jul 17, 2009
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    Hi guys and girls

    Here is the finished fw190 A-3 done in desert camo. ( a BIG thank you go's to Wojtek for finding the pic of this camo :thumbright: )

    before and after i have done a little work on the panel lines ( a few mistakes :oops: ) but i am learning from you guys

    f****d up the canopy a little bit also not the right number :oops:

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    Nice one Keith!

    PVA ('White glue' used for wood working) carefully applied with a toothpick should fill that canopy gap nicely. Dries clear, so will just need touching up with the desert yellow.

    Technical point, but the inner gear doors should be down when the undercarriage is lowered too, btw.
     
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    looks good Keith
     
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    Dang Keith, see what happens with some good advice and time well spent? A rather nice looking piece of plastic!
     
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    Thanks Guys

    Can you guys and girls spot what i have forgot to paint :oops:

    I will have another look at the instructions about the inner gear doors:?: as i did not see them on the instructions.
     
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    Great work mate, looks the goods :)
     
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    Wow Keith! I can see a very noticeable improvement mate, that looks very good. Can't spot any missed bit though, unless it's the prop pitch hubs, which look silver in the pics, but could be bare plastic?
     
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    #8 ellis995, Jul 17, 2009
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    The tail wings are missing the red little bits as on the wings

    Prop pitch painted silver.
     
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    My best model so far

    I am proud of this one:lol::lol::lol:

    Hope the Dora turns out better though :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Nice one Keith, much improved. Remember, slowly does it. :D
     
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    You got me Keith! Didn't notice the elevator trim tabs weren't painted! :D

    About the inner gear doors, I stand corrected! (sorry about that!) The closed position is correct for the Fw 190A-3 and A-4. They remained open on the A-6.
     
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    Thanks A4K

    Am i dumb or what i don't have a clue on what you guys call trim tabs etc on aircraft all i know is how to put them together :oops:

    I am not up to all this lingo.All i can tell you is a plane is a plane :oops::oops::oops:
     
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    Not dumb at all mate! :D The trim tabs are small extensions to the flying surfaces that help fine-adjust ('trim') an aircraft's flight stability. Some are fixed at the required angle, others are adjustable...

    Flyboy J or some of the other guys can explain it better if you want a more detailed account of the function and use - compared to their knowledge and experience I feel pretty 'dumb' myself !!! :)
     
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    Pretty good effort there Keith, well done!
     
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    Thanks for the info A4K.

    Thanks Wayne
     
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    Oh...I can see the real improvement Keith...:thumbright: Congrats Mate.

    Now the next step at your modelling is to use a masking tape for all strips, bands and other elements ( cockpit conopies) painting.
     
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    Thanks Wojtek

    Trying it on the Dora Taped the complete canopy apart from the edge that requires painting
     
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    Or keith, you can save the "leg shaking" by trying to get the tape right nad just paint your canopy with acrylics then use a toothpick to scrape off any excess that goes outside the lines. I used this technique on my p61, I think it came out rather well... Also, if you get a plastic "gap" from manufacturer error (Canopy doesnt touch the frame of the cockpit and such), you use elmers school glue (PVA) and brush it into the crack then wipe away the excess and let dry then paint, also did this on the p61 canopy as there were many gaps. :)
     
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    ..Um, me again Keith... I asked Wojtek (Wurger) if he could confirm or deny what I said about those doors -I'm wrong again!!! :rolleyes:
    In all my photos the doors appear as mentioned - all A-3 and 4 retracted, A-6 open, so I presumed (always dangerous...) that this was the norm. Wojtek mentioned however that they were able to be set to either position according to will, regardless of variant...

    Sorry for putting you crook once again! :oops:
     
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    looking good.. but i see what you missed to paint..the exshaust cover..that is always in a differnt colour as its heatresistant steel :)
    but you are doing great :) i love the A3 :) been working one one for many years but that is a few scale bigger than yours :) :oops:

    keep up the good work :) and always nice to see a black 3 ( ours is also black 3 )
     

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