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World War II: Germany
Aircraft of Germany in WWII.
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Eduard's New-Tool Fw 190A-4
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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 03:59 AM UTC
Rowan, I can only echo the sentiments of the others, and the exhaust decal is something else.
Meanwhile my own Wurger build sits accusingly on the workbench demanding some attention.

all the best
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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 04:13 AM UTC
Cheers everyone


Quoted Text

... he's going to finish out the year in the plus column for sure.



That's tempted Fate! Remember the saying "There's many a slip twixt cup and lip"...

With my record for non-finishing (everyone's right to be on my back - and I always do appreciate the well-meant nudges, Joel ), I'm not declaring this build safely in the bag yet.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:28 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Cheers everyone


Quoted Text

... he's going to finish out the year in the plus column for sure.



That's tempted Fate! Remember the saying "There's many a slip twixt cup and lip"...

With my record for non-finishing (everyone's right to be on my back - and I always do appreciate the well-meant nudges, Joel ), I'm not declaring this build safely in the bag yet.

All the best

Rowan



Rowan,
That's what I'm here for. If I was wealthy, I'd fly over and nudge you 1st hand.

Joel
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:54 AM UTC
Hello Rowan.I may not be an expert but I can say that your painting is impeccable.There is a perfect balance in your construction.It is so beautiful even though there are no wheels yet!Best wishes
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 03:31 AM UTC
Hi Christos

Thank you so much for your kind words! I really appreciate them from a skilled modeller like yourself.

I was struck by your mention of "balance" in a build. It's not a term of reference that I've come across before, but I realise it actually sums up perfectly what I appreciate most in other people's work that I admire. I've got to say I was helped enormously by the way Eduard's new kit is such an enjoyable build, but I'm obviously delighted that you've found an element of it in my '190!

Just as a quick update: I weathered the undercarriage with oils at teatime and it's sitting in my homemade paint dryer overnight (a heated seed propagator). I've got the day off work at Oxfam tomorrow, so I hope to make good progress on the last bits and pieces...

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 07:09 AM UTC
Beautifully done so far Rowan , this is really shaping up wonderfully and a joy to follow along .



Terri
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 10:52 PM UTC
Hi Terri

Many thanks - it's been really fun to build.

I aimed to get it finished this weekend and it's just about there:



There's obviously still the aerial to add - and I want to come back to it after a day or two with fresh eyes to check for mistakes or things I've missed - it's certainly at a stage where I can write a Full-Build review for a change.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:17 PM UTC
Beautiful job Rowan ! Thanks for sharing it with us!
Cheers Richard
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 09:04 PM UTC
It is awesome!!!
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 09:18 PM UTC
Very nice!

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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 09:36 PM UTC
Wow, great job Rowan. Definitely one to add to my wish list,.
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 10:05 PM UTC
Great paintwork Rowan, you hit the mark there, and the eagle is just as good.

The kit does look easier to build than their earlier effort. In fact I plan to start building an A-6 Sturmbock just to tell how hard Eduard first 190’s are to build.

Cheers
Pedro
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 10:11 PM UTC
Looks fantastic Rowan.


We can expect to see a lot of good looking butcher birds on competition tables this coming year.
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 10:25 PM UTC
Hi everyone

Thank you all for your generous comments!

@ Matt - Yes, it's clear from the sprues that Eduard are planning to replace their entire radial-engined '190 line-up. We can expect some amazing builds on show as far better modellers than me get to grips with the kit.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 11:31 PM UTC
Beautiful work Rowan, you make it look so easy.

I have a pile of the “older” release Eduard 190’s including the D9,11 & 13 they did and have just taken delivery of the new Royal Class A-4 boxing and an A-2 overtrees curtesy of my bunny club discount. I’ll not be opening the parcel until the 25th though, as a present to myself.

Now need to find the time to build them
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Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 02:21 PM UTC
Rowan, simply beautiful work. I think you paint job is very well executed and looks spot on.

I just got this kit and I plan to build it sometime during 2018. I am building Hasegawa"s 1/32 Fw190 A-5 right now and well probably get to the Eduard kit two or three builds from now. Though, your build makes me want to move the Eduard kit up in my build schedule!

Ernest
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Posted: Friday, December 22, 2017 - 02:28 AM UTC
Hi again

Thank you Ernest and Luciano!

@ Luciano - I didn't make Eduard's new Fw 190 look easy... Eduard did - they've redesigned everything to make this much more straightforward than their original kit.

It's been a thoroughly enjoyable build that I can recommend to anyone with a little experience of etched parts - and, when the Weekend versions come out, I'll extend that across the board.

All the best

Rowan