FW190D-9 Suggestions for Next Build

Discussion in 'Start to Finish Builds' started by Crimea_River, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    25,190
    Likes Received:
    963
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Calgary
    When I finish my Avenger, I plan to pull out an already-started Tamiya FW190D-9 and finish it. Since getting this kit about 3 years ago, I've also accumulated some after market parts to make this a more accurate build - Quickboost exhausts and an MDC resin engine plug set but no after market decals. I have also since bought the Eduard D-9 with the Ta152 tail but this has decals and a complete fuselage for a D-9. So I'm looking for suggestions from the LW experten on a model to depict, if possible without getting yet another set of decals. The choices I have are:

    1) Blue 15 of 4/JG301. Tamiya kit decals but no W.Nr supplied. Did this machine actually exist or is it actually item 4?
    2) Black <II of Stab JG4. Tamiya kit decals but no W.Nr supplied
    3) Black 12 10/JG54 W.Nr 210079 flown by Theo Nibel. Tamiya kit decals
    4) Yellow 15 of II/JG301 W.Nr 500666. Full decals set from Eduard
    5) White 11 of 10 or 13/JG51 W.Nr 213097. Full decals set from Eduard

    I`m interested in knowing of photo references for any of the above and the accuracy of the kit decals. I have a reference pics of items 3 and 4 and was thinking that I might reserve the yellow 15 (item 4) to build a dio depicting the aircraft as seen in the photos with the wings removed at Langansalza in the spring of 1945 as I have the extra Eduard fuselage.

    I`m kinda leaning toward item 5 so would be interested in any opinions on the accuracy of the Eduard decals, the colour scheme, and any reference pics. Any other suggestions are welcome.
     
  2. Lucky13

    Lucky13 Forum Mascot

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    36,730
    Likes Received:
    1,064
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Nightshift picker
    Location:
    A Swede living in Glasgow, Scotland
    Home Page:
    Getting awfully close '13' with them 11, 12 and 15...mate! ;) :lol:

    Difficult one, think that I'd go with #5 as well, not often that you see a JG51 Dora built, but then, JG301 is JG301! 8)
     
  3. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    25,190
    Likes Received:
    963
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Calgary
    Got a Ta152H lined up for 301. No decals for 13s unfortunately,
     
  4. Lucky13

    Lucky13 Forum Mascot

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    36,730
    Likes Received:
    1,064
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Nightshift picker
    Location:
    A Swede living in Glasgow, Scotland
    Home Page:
    *pheeew!* :lol:

    There you go then, if you got the Ta lined up for '301, I'd definitely go with the one from '51!
     
  5. Erich

    Erich the old Sage
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    May 20, 2004
    Messages:
    13,090
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Platonic Sphere
    do a Röte 13 from 6./JG 301 Dora - 9 ..............
     
  6. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    25,190
    Likes Received:
    963
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Calgary
    Maybe if I had red 13 decals.
     
  7. destrozas

    destrozas Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    2,344
    Likes Received:
    55
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    electromechanical assembly
    i would opt for the number 4
     
  8. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    51,197
    Likes Received:
    848
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
    #1 incorrect is #4 correct.

    Run with 5....even though I would rather see #4...
     
  9. Gerry

    Gerry Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Messages:
    856
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    Out of my depth here regarding advice but, as ever, looking forward to what you do with it.

    Cheers,

    Gerry
     
  10. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    25,190
    Likes Received:
    963
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Calgary
    Thanks guys. It's between 4 and 5 now though leaning toward 5 as I'll be doing a 301 Ta152 in future. If anyone could point me to reference pics of 5 it would be appreciated.
     
  11. Erich

    Erich the old Sage
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    May 20, 2004
    Messages:
    13,090
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Platonic Sphere
    CR do a red 5 Dora 9 of Jg 301. the 6th staffel in JG 301 was the first staffel to incorporate the Dor getting rid of it's A-9's. in fact this is the high protective staffel that Reschke mentions in his Jg 301/301 book. every number in Red was used for this staffel right up to 15.
     
  12. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    25,190
    Likes Received:
    963
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Calgary
    Got a profile Erich? W. Nr? Pic?
     
  13. Erich

    Erich the old Sage
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    May 20, 2004
    Messages:
    13,090
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Platonic Sphere
    CR do you actually need one ?

    Please refer to Reschke's volume as it shows several 6th staffel machines as well as EE's Dora volume 1. many of the II./JG 301 Doras did bnot carry a werke nummer. the red number is not outlined. the staffels machines were pretty much painted in a characteristic scheme. Again go to eagle-editions and search out their JG 301 decals and you will see what I mean.

    HTH

    E ~
     
  14. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    25,190
    Likes Received:
    963
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Calgary
    Thanks Erich - will think about it. Hope all is well with you.
     
  15. stona

    stona Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2009
    Messages:
    7,534
    Likes Received:
    948
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Really? How so,did they overpaint them? I'm away from my books at the moment and would be interested to hear more about that.

    Cheers

    Steve
     
  16. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    25,190
    Likes Received:
    963
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Calgary
    Was about to pick up both of Crandall's Dora volumes l and II form EE last night until I found out the shipping price - $61. Yikes!!!! So they remain in EE's warehouse.
     
  17. stona

    stona Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2009
    Messages:
    7,534
    Likes Received:
    948
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Well they are weighty tomes :)

    I got my paws on both volumes as soon as I could and absolutely love them. I've hardly opened a JaPo book since!

    Steve
     
  18. Erich

    Erich the old Sage
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    May 20, 2004
    Messages:
    13,090
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Platonic Sphere
    CR have you tired amazon ?

    stona yes have a couple pics of the 6th staffel machines, and no werke nummers are on the tails.
     
  19. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    25,190
    Likes Received:
    963
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Calgary
    Amazon's prices are worse - 83 bucks to ship to Canada.
     
  20. Erich

    Erich the old Sage
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    May 20, 2004
    Messages:
    13,090
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Platonic Sphere
    that is totally nutz with a capital N. might be just as good to pick up EE's two decal sheets on JG 301 Doras ? and to further this some of the II./JG 301 Doras did not have the horizontal red gruppe bar applied......
     
Loading...

Share This Page