Hasegawa 1/32 FW190A-8

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  1. Vaughan

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    Hi All
    Having left it a bit too late for GB17(I'm blaming the P47D for that one) I thought I might as well start another model. I haven't build a German aircraft for a while and this will be my first FW190.
    The kits up to Hasegawas' usual standard with a well detailed office which included instrument decals. I sprayed it with RLM66, applied the decals added some weathering and then added a few drops of clear varnish on the instrument dials to simulate the glass. Seat belts are yet to be fitted and will most probably be scratch built as I don't have any PE ones left.
     

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    Good start
     
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    Good stuff Vaughan, and useful for me. I've been considering this kit, but wasn't sure if it was their original, 1970s release (ex-Frog) with new decals, or a new-tool.
    Looking at the cockpit parts, it's obviously a newer moulding than I one I built back in '78 !
     
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    Thats a great start Vaughan and I love the cockpit weathering, will be looking forward to this one coming together
     
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    I see you're working your magic already Vaughan. Lovely work sir.
     
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    looking good Vaughan, those cockpits scrub up real nice mate...
     
  8. Vaughan

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    #8 Vaughan, Apr 4, 2013
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    Thanks guys
    Next up has been the BMW 801D radial engine which I completed yesterday this doesn't have many parts but is still well detailed, shame that none of it will be visible once the cowlings on as the cooling fan totally obscures it. Oh well it was worth the effort of making it look nice. I'm still undecided about the seat belts scratch or PE. A fellow modeller put me on to this site RB Productions that makes belt out a special paper that resembles material so might go with a set and they are reasonably priced at 4.95 euros.
     

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    Nicely done Vaughan. You could always cut one side cowling panel, and have it posed in the open position to display the engine if desired.
    There is also another company who make seatbelts out of micro-fibre material, real cloth in other words, and they really look the part. Can't remember the name, but I've seen them advertised, perhaps at either Hannant's or Relish Models. They do generic Luftwaffe and USAAF belts.
     
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    Brilliant start Vaughan and nice looking kit. I've a smaller version of this one I'm saving for the GB after next, so I'm looking for some good pointers.
     
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    Nice work so far!
     
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    I'm with you Wojtek! :thumbright:
     
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    Very nice start Vaughan,
    just to give you an idea on how it will look with cowl panels open, I post a couple of pictures of a model I did more then 30 years ago.
    If I remember well it was from an Hasegawa kit, but I don't remember if I did the surgery or if these panels were already supplied loose.
    FW 190 b.jpg FW 190 c.jpg

    In brackets, I remember very well that I didn't fit all the stencils because instead of being in German language, they were in Japanese!

    Instead, what I don't remember is what I used for the armoured glass attached to the side of the of the canopy and in front of the windscreen: transparent Plasticard was't available so probably I used pieces of plastic from shirt box.
    Cheers
    Alberto
     
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    Beautiful start!
     
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    Nice start Vaughan looking forward to this build.
     
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    Great stuff Vaughan!
     
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    It's looking good!
    I had one of those old 1/32 Ex-Frog kits, this is a vast improvement.
     
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    I found those fabric belts Vaughan. They're from HGW, a Czech company, and available in Luftwaffe, USAAF/US Navy and RAF, in 1/48th and 1/32nd scales.
    Hannant's have the 1/32nd scale FW 190 set at £6.60, for a set of two, micro-fibre fabric harnesses, plus etched metal buckles etc.
    The pic below shows the 1/48th scale USAAF belts.
     

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