Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9
in 1/32 scale
1/32 scale Hi-Grade Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9 is available online from Squadron.com
This is a reconditioned version of the old 1/32
Hasegawa D9 that I had posted on Hyperscale
earlier this year.
Looking at some great reference aircraft photos I
found on the web and on Hyperscale, I reworked the weathering with the
airbrush. I used a very thin mixture of Tamiya flat black and lightened
it up with some green and brown. It was a painstaking process, because I
didn't want to ruin the model. Using the photographs, I created the
effect of panel lines and wear marks that were not scribed on the model.
Look at the nose, especially the underside to see how the wear looks. I
think it turned out great! Also, look at the cockpit rivets on the wing
root. Again, I think it makes the rivet detail show up better and really
look good with the chipping. The fuselage compartment looks great too.
I thinned the paint to about 90% thinner and 10% paint. I slowly
followed all the panel lines, rivets and wear areas, using a "tapping
technique" with the airbrush. This method is incredibly time consuming
but I think it was well worth the effort. In fact, I am going to use
this method on all of my models for final weathering. I also used a
Prisma color silver pencil for all the chipping.
I am currently working on another Hasegawa D-9. I love this aircraft!
Enjoy the pictures
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2003 by Scott Samo
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25 March, 2004
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