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Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9

by Bekim Lulaj

 

Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9

 


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Description

 

Here is my 1/32 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9 built using the old Revell kit.

I was initially surprised at how much work would be required to make a decent model. I started by scratchbuilding new open cowl flaps to replace the closed kit items.

The next step was the modification of the landing gear and wheel well, also from Evergreen, and a lot of cables.

I took my references from Aero Detail #2 and from Signal/Squadron publications Fw-190D Walk Arround. These books are great references for detailers.

 

 

I did not use the cockpit from Revell because it was more than simply,I replace it with the Verlinden Cockpit set for the D-9.

The fuel tank is a copy from the Hasegawa D-9 and is made with Resin from Prochima. I open the Flaps and put the detail set from Eduard # 32005 inside ,but its better to make the Ribs inside youself because I think it looks more realistic.

Humbrol paints were used to finish the model, and the decals are from Eagle Cals. The aircraft was in service with JG26.

Weathering was applied using only with chalks and drybrushing (only engine).

The diorama base is made from 12mm MDF. Accessories are from Italeri. The hill is made from fine saw dust. The trees and the stones are real

The diorama and the model together took me more than 2 years to finish. Most of the time I worked during the weekend.

During photograhy, my daughter Sarah always wanted to play with the model, so I had to keep me eyes open to keep her away. In the background is my son Amon visible

 



I hope you enjoy this article. My next project is an Fw 190D-15 in 1/32 scale with the DB-603 engine.

 


 

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Text, Images and Model Copyright 2003 by Bekim Lulaj
Page Created 24 August, 2003
Last Updated 25 March, 2004

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