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World War II: Germany
Aircraft of Germany in WWII.
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1/72 Eduard Fw 190 F-8
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Posted: Monday, March 23, 2020 - 06:11 AM UTC
Russell! Don't hurry me !


Landing gear in place...


...a notoriously troublesome operation on FW 190-models. I've built a few from different manufacturers and I think this one was the easiest yet!



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Posted: Monday, March 23, 2020 - 08:50 PM UTC

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Russell! Don't hurry me !


Magnus



No pressure Magnus
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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 08:22 PM UTC

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....And after a flat coat with some extra added flat base to the mix it really looks deserty ! (Wüstich in German?)


We don't have such a word in german for that, Magnus. I would translate deserty with "wüstenähnlich" or "wüstenartig". But in any case your Hundredninety looks really good!
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 07:05 AM UTC
Torsten! Whenever I practice my "German" nowadays, there is always someone calling my bluff ! I haven't studied German but that has never stopped me from trying !

Anyway, almost there...


Bomb in place and a pair of ersatz (sorry, I just can't stop ) cannon made from Albion telescoping tubing.


A closeup of the new cannon with the original plastic part in the background.



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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 07:47 AM UTC

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.... I haven't studied German but that has never stopped me from trying !

Magnus


Same with my "Holiday Swedish", "Holiday Finnish". "Holiday Latvian", "Holiday Estonian", etc .... Most words are forgotten within some weeks or months. Though I love to hear and (at least try to) speak other languages.

Quite a big bomb at the ETC (Elektrischer Träger Cylinder - old german). When I built my SG 4 F-8 some years ago I have used 4 x 50 kg bombs under the wings.

Torsten
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 09:53 PM UTC
That's some real nice work on the canon Magnus!
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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 12:43 AM UTC
Magnus, what a great looking Wurger you got there, awesome airbrush work. Looking forward to see it complete
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2020 - 06:26 PM UTC
Torsten! The main problem with my German isn't forgetting the words, it's that I INVENT them ! Thanks for not taking offence ! That bomb on my FW is the biggest it could fly with as far as I know. I don't think it flew very far (or very well) with one of these, I have even shortened the gear oleos a bit to modify the sit of the aircraft.

Russell and Pedro! Thanks for your kind words !

It took a few days but now it's done! I found weathering quite difficult on this one, they look fairly clean in photos and my attempt at the exhaust stains is a lot more than it was in reality. I don't get it, did the BMW burn cleaner or was it aerodynamics that kept the stains away from the surfaces, I assume they ran all engines on the same quality fuel? Also, it looks sharper in the photos than in reality (in a bad way, meaning I prefer the photos to the real thing), the overspray from my camo work is bordering to disturbing. Anyway, I have more of these and I really would like to do a muddy one in a battered winter scheme testing hairspray for the first time on a model so there might be a return match soon !

Model-wise it is absolutely excellent with a near-perfect fit, loads of detail and still a simple build!















I quite liked my avatar on this one since I like the colour orange a lot , thanks Eduard!


Second one this year moving on to the collection!

And now for something completely different!



Magnus
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2020 - 04:07 AM UTC
Absolutely magnificent build Magnus. Best wishes!
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2020 - 07:29 AM UTC

..very nice indeed Magnus. I was interested to read your comment about the undercarriage. I had a terrible job with mine, there didn’t seem to be any attachment points ! How did you do it ?
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2020 - 07:32 PM UTC
another stunning addition to the collection, Magnus

Well done to you on another finish for the year!

Thanks again for sharing
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Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2020 - 07:03 AM UTC
Russell and Christos! Thanks !

Neil! There is a trick!


Start by gluing the "extra struts" into the gear wells. The middle "knuckle" of these has a flat surface that fits nicely against the rear wall making alignment easy (but an eyeball check won't hurt anyway ). Leave overnight!

When gluing the main gear legs, you'll have two fairly solid points of contact with the airframe: the end of the strut that goes into a "pocket" in the upper wing half and a support point a bit further down the leg.

I just happened to stumble over it, no intelligence whatsoever involved (as usual ) but it will come in handy in future builds!



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Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020 - 11:08 PM UTC

thanks Magnus - saved for future reference!