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Der Würger... Fw 190 A-8 JG5 White 10

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Demonstrating once again that starting a project is easier than finishing - it's time to add to my in-progress builds and join Arrow Wolf's Focke Wulf GB.  Thanks Grant!

 

I know there are prizes for this GB - well.. I think my best hope would be 'most improved' or 'coach's award'.  Just nice to be here. 

 

Main purpose of this build is more work on Luftwaffe schemes. 

 

I'm building the 1/32 Hasegawa Fw 190A-8.  I guess most of you are familiar with this kit.. 

 

The scheme is this one..   JG5, Rudolf Artner,  based in Norway, Feb 1945.

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(source: Internet)

 

 

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(source: Internet)

 
 
 
Stay tuned. 

 

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As mentioned earlier, my main objective is practicing Luftwaffe schemes.   This build will be OOB with addition of HGW harness. 

 

The engine is finished..  and will be hidden behind the cooling fan,  so nothing over-the-top here...  

 

Painted with Gunze H-18 Steel, #8 Silver and H-53 Neutral Gray.  Silver drybrushing on the cylinders and a dark wash to finish it off.

 

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I went with the kit instructions of painting the pushrods in silver.   Not sure if silver or black is more accurate for a wartime Wurger?

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That engine looks great! Shame most of it will be hidden away as you mentioned.

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Looks pretty good to me! The engine has an nice "oily" look to it as well which makes it such a shame that it's going to be hidden.

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Thanks All!  

 

Time for a progress update. 

 

Cockpit - this is just OOB,  painted with Gunze. The instrument panel is using the kit decals.
 
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Status check so far: 
 
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All feedback - comments, criticism is welcome!   
 
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HGW Harness is done.  This was my first time using them and it was definitely a learning experience.  I'm reasonably happy with the result which was definitely labour intensive! 

 

I used the set 'Focke-Wulf Fw190A (early)' (132049) which shares many bits with their other Luftwaffe seatbelts sets, and the PE sheet for buckles etc is a generic 'Luftwaffe Fighters' sheet.    The issue I had was some buckles were just a little too thin to thread through the harness, meaning further trimming of the harness straps was necessary. One minor issue was the PE part nbrs on the instructions were mostly wrong - I guess this comes with the generic nature of the PE sheet. 

 

Regardless,  I eventually got it all done and weathered with a brown oilwash and drybrushing. 

 

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There are still a few mistakes - the more observant (and Experten)  will definitely notice!   :rolleyes:  

 

 

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Ok...  harness applied and cockpit is close enough to being done. 

 
 
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Other bits and pieces ready to go. 
 
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She's ready for assembly!  
 
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Thanks for looking.   All feedback is welcome.  :)
 
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Perfect, just like it should look at this stage! Now for my favourite bit..colour!

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Awesome! You pit looks great with those harness! I need to get a wriggle on mine!

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Perfect, just like it should look at this stage! Now for my favourite bit..colour!

Thanks Grant - my favourite bit too..!

 

Awesome! You pit looks great with those harness! I need to get a wriggle on mine!

Yep Dave get cracking!

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Looks really good so far, need to get my 109 finished up so I can get going on the D-13!

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Beautiful job!

Congrats,

Jamme

Thanks Jamme.. ! 

 

 

Looks really good so far, need to get my 109 finished up so I can get going on the D-13!

 

Thanks Mike..!  I've been watching 109 review build. I'm looking forward to your D-13. Still can't decide if I like the long nose versions more..   :)

 

 

Main construction is done 

 

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Luckily I didn't have major issues with the cowling fit to fuselage.. just a little bit of tidy-up.  (Note - the cowling ring is not glued yet... )

 

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Starting to look like a Würger now.. 

 

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Very tidy build, getting close to paint...

 

One tiny thing if you want to be more accurate, the belts are fixed to the edge of the rear decking above the seat... two little metal loops held the end parts of the belts... It's only a minor thing and won't detract from the finished thing...

 

I'll find a photo if you want..

 

Matt

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Very tidy build, getting close to paint...

 

One tiny thing if you want to be more accurate, the belts are fixed to the edge of the rear decking above the seat... two little metal loops held the end parts of the belts... It's only a minor thing and won't detract from the finished thing...

 

I'll find a photo if you want..

 

Matt

 

Thanks Matt.. ! That'd be great if you could dig out a photo..  I wasn't sure what the correct anchor points were.. 

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Here you go

 

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You can even see one of the belt attachments still attached.
 
The other thing worthy of note in this photo is the oxygen 'demand unit' or whatever it's called sat on the rear bulkhead to the pilots right. this is the unit seen on the right wall of the Bf 109 usually painted blue. The pilot could push the central 'button' in with his elbow to get more oxygen flow...
 
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Managed to get some paint on last night,  using my 'Warsteiner' airbrushing technique  :rolleyes:

 

This is a first coat, using Gunze Mr. Color lacquers for RLM 74/75/76.   Pre-shaded also but I will tone this down later. 

 

Still plenty of work to do....    And of course to fix the harness mounting points. 

 

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All comments, criticism, feedback etc is more than welcome.   Cheers. 

 

 

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