My 1/4 scale Fw 190 D9

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  1. Evil_Merlin

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    I'm currently working on several larger 1/4 warbirds (including a Fokker D.VII, a MiG-3, P-51B/C, Fw 190A8/R2) but this one is one of my favorites!

    The plans and goodies are from Meister-Scale (http://www.meister-scale.com).

    I'm not 100% how I'm going to finish it yet, but it is a later model Fw 190 D9 with the blown hood and the full shoulder and head armour. It will NOT be one of the Platzsicherungstaffel aircraft as those are done to death!

    I was thinking about Black 12, White 11 (the one with the bare metal gun hood, some wing leading edges and other parts), Hans D.'s Black 1+~, 61<, but I have to admit I really like Black 14-+-.

    This is a BIG bird.

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    To give an idea of the size, this is the side panel of the fuse, once its attached to the fuse formers, its rounded, like the real bird. The board I am building on is an 8 foot door panel and the skins barely fit on it.
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    You need a bigger table !! Looks interesting...

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    Looks like my work area - metal folding chair, milk crates and the old door from the bathroom!

    Can't wait to see this finished. Must be fricking huge!!
     
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    102" of wing. 98" fuse.

    1,750 Square Inches of wing area.

    Yep, she is a big one.
     
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    I'm sure if you need info on markings and such a few guys like Wurger and others sure would help.
     
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    Right up my ally!But Meister's a little too big for my room and budget! 80" to 90" birds all I have the room for right now till the little ones are off on there own.
     
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    This should be REAL interesting....looking forward to this build, are we going to need bigger screens to see this monster..:)
     
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    Some older (from October) pictures of my shop:

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    Some fantastic workship being shown!
     
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    it keeps me busy! You can see though I'm quite a fan of the Fw 190 (there are 6 of them in the various pictures, four Dora's and 2 Antons), as well as a Bf 110, Yak-3, Bf 109 E, 3 MiG-3's, a P-39, a P-51B/C, a Stuka and a Do 217.

    Oh and one F-86E

    Not to mention a couple of light trainers just to fly around and some other minor goodies.

    I like to build a lot.
     
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    Mr Evil must be single or the Mrs Evil has a walk in closet full of shoes...:lol:

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    Luckily neither. My Wife understand my addiction to airplanes. We first met when I took her for an introduction flight. Been happily married for almost 10 years now. The only rule is no airplane parts in the living room, dining room, bathroom, bedroom or kitchen. That leaves the entire 3rd floor to my addictions!
     
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    One thing I'll say.... you appear to be well organized. I need to do that....
    one of these days....

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    I'm not quite there yet. I'm slowly sorting things out, keeping planes with the wings, plans etc. I'm almost done now, but then again, I'm also trying to finish a Fokker D.VII which is really mucking up the works. I'm used to dealing with one wing, not two!
     
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    What ? Be organised for a day? :lol:
     
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    I wish I had at least that much space. But I feel better for one thing. I'm not the only one with some half completed models! I always seem to get almost done and then.....my, that Blohm and Voss looks good! I'll have to try that!
     
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    I'm in love with your wife.
     
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    Oh its a curse lemme tell you that! I am forceing myself to finish the D.VII before I buy another kit...
     
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