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1/48 Eduard FW-190A-8

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Started on a 1/48 FW-190A-8 from Eduard. I will be using Cartigraf's Top Color # 38 decal set. Started on the main cockpit last night. Mostly assembled, just need to do some weathering/highlighting. More build photo's at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/fw-190a-8/

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Great looking start, and that is a very cool scheme you've chosen too! Looking forward to more!

 

GIL :cool:

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I now have the fuselage together. I would like to state a word of caution. Do not assemble the firewall/gun bay per the instructions. You need to put the fuselage together then assemble the gun bay in pieces to get it to fit. You will need to tape the lower wing so you can align the dump chute from the ammo boxes to the ports on the lower wing. I had to cut the back wall off and do some trimming to fit it properly. Still need to do some sanding and paint touch up. While I was letting the fuselage set I started on the lower wing. It does have some nice details so far. You can see all the build pictures at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/fw-190a-8/

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The fit issues just keep coming with this kit. I attached the wings and there were many gaps to the rear wing root. Lots if filling and sanding. The engine is now together and installed. This is turning into a good/bad. Fit issues but the detail of things appears good.  Working on the cowl now. Doing a dry fit of the cowl has revealed that the cowl guns are 1.5mm too high. Need to do some trimming and adjustments to get the cowling to fit properly. More photo's at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/fw-190a-8/

 

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That kit has a rep for great detail, but difficulties in assembly and fiddly fits of the parts. Still, your skills seem up to the task, even if it does frustrate you. Greta progress in spite of the problems!

 

GIL :cool:

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I have the royal class Fw-190 early birds hope they have no fit issues.  When I start them I wil keep everyone updated.  Plus, I have all the PE and resin.

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When Eduard came out with the new 1/48 Fw-190 kits last year, the big question I saw on the forums was "Why?"  This illustrates the reasons very well.

Great work so far.  They are meant to have all the guts showing, and for a modeler to close everything up takes some work.  You're progressing well...

Ralph

 

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Like the snake decal.  Can that decal still be bought.  I have the Hasegawa Stuka in my stash with the after market decal of a snake.

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5 hours ago, ju52junk said:

Like the snake decal.  Can that decal still be bought.  I have the Hasegawa Stuka in my stash with the after market decal of a snake.

Yes you can locate them. Here is a link to one place that has it http://www.brookhursthobbies.com/Product-Listing.cfm?C=8&D=2001&N=10&M=KAGERO&S=

If your Stuka is 1/72 or 1/32 I have the decals. The sets come with 8 schemes in 3 scales.

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21 minutes ago, Wolfman63 said:

Yes you can locate them. Here is a link to one place that has it http://www.brookhursthobbies.com/Product-Listing.cfm?C=8&D=2001&N=10&M=KAGERO&S=

If your Stuka is 1/72 or 1/32 I have the decals. The sets come with 8 schemes in 3 scales.

1/48 scale.

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