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Focke Wulf Fw 190 A-8/R8
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Posted: Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 09:04 PM UTC


Here's a look at Hasegawa's new limited edition 1/48 scale Sturmbock. I'll be building this for the Fw 190 Campaign, so look there for progress reports.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 09:22 PM UTC
Hi Rowan

Nice review .. as we know you!



all the best

Steffen
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Posted: Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 09:54 PM UTC
Hi Steffen

Many thanks - I'll make a start on this kit today.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 12:34 AM UTC
...agreed Steffen....

..usual screw-up on the Dahl decals though....(IV./JG 3 black cowl & emblem..) ..just as they did with their 32nd scale version..

... "Muschi" looks a neat option .. wonder how many young (or even older) enthusiasts realise that this is a rather vulgar German word.... (well Steffen does obviously...!)

there are five views of this actual a/c as flown by Uffz. Paul Lixfeld (note no 't') including a close-up of the armour plate in the Lorant/Goyat JG 300 book (Vol II) .....

BTW the Hasegawa box-top artist has missed the armoured windshield quarter pane...I don't know if this is represented among the clear parts....he's also depicted the upper cowl MGs, whereas on the actual a/c these were faired over..
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Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 01:24 AM UTC
Hi Neil

as for Muschi I rather think it it is used in a more civilized way here; as "Kosename" (too lazy to look that one up). You could also call a small kitten this way ... and now go and call a Japanese shop and hear it twice just before conversation starts

I wonder why they included Dahl .. there are a lot other decorated Sturmbock drivers! I would have liked Hans Weiks "white 7". Dahl was quite an argueable person but is getting quite good press ... I remember a recent heated discussion on HS about the MPM group special edition Fw 190 "Hajo Herrmann", who IMO is not worse than Dahl. (and his book was a better read )

As for the side armour .. I do not think you can make a difference in plastic parts here as those are already Panzerglas in standard Fw 190 model kits .. just make the masks for the triangles a μ smaller and you are done


all the best

Steffen
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Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 06:37 AM UTC

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Hi Neil

as for Muschi I rather think it it is used in a more civilized way here... You could also call a small kitten this way ... all the best

Steffen



.. and there's me thinking that young fighter pilots were only interested in birds & booze.... not little furry animals....
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Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 06:50 AM UTC
Hi Neil

I rather think of a nickname for his girlfriend (and not in the vulgarly way, but rather as described above) ... IMO this should be a lucky sign and not an expression of his "needs". .... btw "Muschi" is one of the nicer words, even if a bit objectionable when used in the way you want to see this.

cheers

Steffen
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Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 08:55 AM UTC
Hi Steffen and Neil

Entering "Muschi"is pretty irresistible (no funny remarks! ) as my second Fw 190 Campaign build! That heavy weathering is such a great challenge! Thanks for pointing out the faired over cowl guns and heavier windscreen side panes.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 09:36 AM UTC
A good addition for the furry little Butcherbird Campaign.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 06:50 AM UTC

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That heavy weathering is such a great challenge! Thanks for pointing out the faired over cowl guns and heavier windscreen side panes.
Rowan



you're welcome ..but rather you than me Rowan, I have no idea how that weathering should best be attempted; perhaps a grey finish over alu undercoat before making with the tape (to 'pull' the top coat off in patches)..?. Trouble with that approach is that it will be too 'random' . Ideas..?
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Posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 10:36 PM UTC
Hi Neil

I'll tackle it with some latex masking stippled over a n/m base to get a random effect. It's what I normally do - this time will just be rather heavier than usual! Ideally, it would be a perfect opportunity to paint the national insignia and numerals with masks (I'll have a word with Mal, but I know he's pretty much packed up ready to move house...) - if not I'll use the kit decals and see if I can "damage" them carefully with a scalpel to match the other weathering.

All the best

Rowan