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Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9
in 1/32 scale

by Scott Samo

 

 


Hasegawa's 1/32 scale Hi-Grade Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9 is available online from Squadron.com

 

Description

 

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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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2003 by Scott Samo
Page Created 14 August, 2003
Last Updated 25 March, 2004

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