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GROUP BUILDS => The Racing and Competition G.B. => Topic started by: zenrat on December 05, 2018, 01:01:30 am

Title: FW190A8 - Finished pics pg 3
Post by: zenrat on December 05, 2018, 01:01:30 am
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4816/46136382932_4b9f2b1ea9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dhV2h9)FW 190A8 Racer Start (https://flic.kr/p/2dhV2h9) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

This boxing builds an A5 and an A8.  The A8 had Nitrous Oxide injection from the factory so i'm starting with one of them.
I'm not going to mess with the kit too much, just remove all the guns and associated bulges and then give it a fancy paint job.

So far i've assembled some cockpit components and primed them and the fuselage interiors.
Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 05, 2018, 02:02:29 am
Clipped wings recommended.  ;)
Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: zenrat on December 05, 2018, 02:31:26 am
Maybe a little.
Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on December 05, 2018, 03:24:53 pm
Clipped wings recommended.  ;)

... and a ducted spinner like the prototype.  :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: kerick on December 05, 2018, 05:32:26 pm
And a cut down canopy!

We're just here to help! :wacko:
Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 06, 2018, 12:33:35 am
A Fw 190 with a tight bubble canopy should look interesting? Hmmm...
Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: zenrat on December 06, 2018, 01:17:33 am
Nah, it's too nice a kit to hack up.  If I was going to do that i'd have started with the Airfix version which while also being nice is not as nice as the Eduard.
This is going to be a straightforward relaxing quick almost OOB build with minimal PSR and no scratchbuilding.
A palette cleanser if you like.
Also, I realised I had bought a number of Eduard kits but hadn't built any of them yet.


Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: zenrat on December 08, 2018, 02:01:24 am
Cockpit.
All done with PE.  I can see why some people spend big on this stuff.
It crossed my mind to put a tiny blob of something clear in each instrument but I decided that a) you won't see them when it's together and b) i'd stuff it up.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4805/45503550374_46cbfafbc1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cjZAcY)FW190A8 WIP 081218 (https://flic.kr/p/2cjZAcY) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 08, 2018, 02:25:50 am
Whoah!  :o

How did you paint all those tiny switch things??? A half-bristle brush and an electron microscope?
Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: zenrat on December 08, 2018, 02:51:32 am
It's all pre painted (or more likely printed) PE Kit.  I just had to remove it from the sprue and glue it on.
Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 08, 2018, 03:40:50 am

It's all pre painted (or more likely printed) PE Kit.  I just had to remove it from the sprue and glue it on.


Ooooh, that sounds alright then. They look terrific.

I hope the altimeters's calibrated in meters though.  ;D
Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: NARSES2 on December 08, 2018, 03:55:30 am
It's all pre painted (or more likely printed) PE Kit.  I just had to remove it from the sprue and glue it on.

When it comes to etch I find instrument panels and seatbelts the most useful in 1/72 at least. The rest can disappear and is also beyond my eyesight.

If you just want instrument panels then have a look at the Yahu range. They come ready assembled as well as pre-painted and you only get the panel, so no wasted fiddly bits and cheaper  :thumbsup: They are my first "go to" now.
Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: zenrat on December 08, 2018, 04:11:32 am
I have a couple of Yahu panels.  They save a lot of work.
There are some very small pieces on the Eduard sprues which I will not be trying to use.
Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: zenrat on December 13, 2018, 01:54:53 am
So I managed to lose the small upper instrument panel to which I had attached PE parts.
Luckilly Eduard give you another one with moulded dials so I have attached that.
So far I have got the cockpit installed between the fuselage halves along with the engine plate.
Parts fit is very good but it's a slow process as i've found i've got to carefully make sure I maintain clearances and align everything or i'm going to end up with some big gaps.

I've also been removing all weapons.  Gun bulges have been removed from the wings and cowling, spent ammo chutes have been plated over inside prior to filling and I will fill the holes in the wings where the barrels were.

Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 13, 2018, 07:24:45 am
On the PE front, I was having a look at the AMP Fairey Ultra-Light Helicopter kit today. The PE fret on that has some parts which are less than 1 mm long! How are we supposed to pick them up and put them in place without the required superglue binding the equally required tiny tweezers to the PE part??  :o

Somehow I think those parts will be missing when I build mine, which is looking to be the little known US-built Kaman version.............. ;)
Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: zenrat on December 14, 2018, 01:01:29 am
Yes, there is critical limit to the size of PE pieces below which time spent trying to pick them up and attach them to the model rather than to ones fingers, tweezers, cocktail sticks etc is greater than time spent building the model.

There has been a small (about 5mm) spider running backwards and forwards across my bench while i've been trying to work recently.  I think it stole the instrument panel.

Despite the slowness this kit is going together precisely and unless I have made a ghastly error it promises to fit together very well with minimal PSR.  Which is what I was looking for.  I've even rescribed the panel lines obliterated sanding the gun lumps off.  Which is unlike me.
Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: NARSES2 on December 14, 2018, 06:22:24 am

There has been a small (about 5mm) spider running backwards and forwards across my bench while i've been trying to work recently.  I think it stole the instrument panel.


Train it for those small P.E. parts, spiders are meant to be quite intelligent  ;) Mind you given you are in Aus' it's probably poisonous  :angel:
Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: zenrat on December 14, 2018, 07:26:44 pm

There has been a small (about 5mm) spider running backwards and forwards across my bench while i've been trying to work recently.  I think it stole the instrument panel.


Train it for those small P.E. parts, spiders are meant to be quite intelligent  ;) Mind you given you are in Aus' it's probably poisonous  :angel:

I'm not intending to eat it Chris. 
 :mellow:

Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: zenrat on December 24, 2018, 05:34:05 am
As with the Drag Cab, baby steps.  There are a number of small parts inside the wings which I have been taking my time with to ensure the best fit I can manage.
I have also dobbed filler into the brass ejector ports on the wing undersides.

Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: zenrat on December 31, 2018, 12:05:11 am
Wings, tails, rudder and cowlings on top of the engine and in front of the cockpit are now in place so it looks like a hairoplane.
Some trimming of flying surfaces has been done.  Not a lot but enough to be noticeable.

Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: rickshaw on December 31, 2018, 03:37:45 pm

There has been a small (about 5mm) spider running backwards and forwards across my bench while i've been trying to work recently.  I think it stole the instrument panel.


Train it for those small P.E. parts, spiders are meant to be quite intelligent  ;) Mind you given you are in Aus' it's probably poisonous  :angel:

Everything demands a sacrifice, in one form or another, Chris...  ;)
Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: zenrat on January 01, 2019, 01:10:35 am
I do believe this is now ready to have it's various orifices blocked before a squirt of primer is applied.
Some filler will be needed on the upper wing roots.  Not a lot, but something needs to be put in the gaps.
Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: zenrat on January 06, 2019, 01:45:00 am
Painted.  This is the colour coat.  I am drawing up and printing the decals which are based on those used by car racing teams sponsored by a maker of vermouth.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7821/31685512187_a6c6da71d4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QgWwSg)FW-190 WIP 06-01-2019 (https://flic.kr/p/QgWwSg) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 06, 2019, 02:21:25 am
Cheers!  :cheers:
Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 06, 2019, 04:45:48 am

Painted.  This is the colour coat.  I am drawing up and printing the decals which are based on those used by car racing teams sponsored by a maker of vermouth.


Red and blue stripes then?  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: zenrat on January 07, 2019, 03:30:06 am
I couldn't possibly comment.
 :mellow:
Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: zenrat on January 09, 2019, 03:13:36 am
Touch ups, bare metal panels and washes.
Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: zenrat on January 11, 2019, 12:20:54 am
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7913/46698635171_56359bd7d3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2e9AHhg)FW-190 WIP 11-01-2019 (https://flic.kr/p/2e9AHhg) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: zenrat on January 12, 2019, 04:25:26 am
I printed the decals last night and sealed them today.  I should be able to put them on tomorrow.

Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: zenrat on January 13, 2019, 12:10:08 am
Decaled
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4858/45807637165_0b5a74ba14_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cMS7BF)FW190 Racer WIP 13-01-2019 (https://flic.kr/p/2cMS7BF) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on January 16, 2019, 08:49:36 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: zenrat on January 17, 2019, 12:10:36 am
Thanks Jon.

Cocktail anyone?

Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: zenrat on January 22, 2019, 03:27:02 am
Undercarriage and doors are attached and today I glued on the canopies.  It's amazing how that one action changed it from looking like a partially built model to one that is nearly completed.
Just the prop, spinner and fan to add and then some touching up and very minor weathering.  Painting the prop is giving me some issues as my last remaining can of silver car touch up paint is spitting small blobs of paint.  I'll have to sand it back and go to plan C.

Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 23, 2019, 05:40:38 am
Looking very good - I can imagine it flying formation with my orange Jägermeister He 100... causing serious headache the next day.  ;)
Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: zenrat on January 24, 2019, 02:53:10 am
Thanks Dizz.
Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: Weaver on January 24, 2019, 03:03:37 am
"The Spirit of Competition" eh?  :wacko:

Looking good... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: FW190A8
Post by: zenrat on January 24, 2019, 03:25:06 am
FW-190A8 Martini Racing.

Following Hitler's assassination and the ensuing armistice surplus Luftwaffe aircraft were sold to the highest bidders.  Many single seat fighters ended their days on the popular international Air Racing circuit.
With nitrous oxide injection as standard from the factory the FW-190A8 proved successful in those classes where chemical supercharging was allowed.  Modifications from stock varied between racing teams but all included lightening by removing all military equipment including radios.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4836/39894762133_1c3b9b283d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23Mn5Sr)FW190 Martini Racing 01 (https://flic.kr/p/23Mn5Sr) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7816/46859623631_9d8fe25a22_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eoPPxn)FW190 Martini Racing 09 (https://flic.kr/p/2eoPPxn) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4831/39894761563_8fed97152d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23Mn5GB)FW190 Martini Racing 04 (https://flic.kr/p/23Mn5GB) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

The Model
Eduard FW-190 A8 Grunhertz Dual Combo release (includes etch & canopy masks)
Gun bulges sanded off and barrel holes filled.
Wings & tails clipped.
Home made decals.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7849/39894759073_e5e1153ff2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23Mn4XF)FW190 Martini Racing 18 (https://flic.kr/p/23Mn4XF) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

Title: Re: FW190A8 - Finished pics pg 3
Post by: NARSES2 on January 24, 2019, 06:16:22 am
Glorious mate  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: FW190A8 - Finished pics pg 3
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 24, 2019, 06:38:23 am
Very smart indeed Fred!  :thumbsup:

'Any time, any place, any where..............'  ;D
Title: Re: FW190A8 - Finished pics pg 3
Post by: major on January 24, 2019, 08:53:15 am
Very smart indeed Fred!  :thumbsup:

'Any time, any place, any where..............'  ;D


You can just hear that tune going through your head when you look at it.  ;D

Image needed of it soaring across the skies of Monte Carlo, and the yachts below! 

Title: Re: FW190A8 - Finished pics pg 3
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 24, 2019, 11:57:51 am
Nice, cuzzo!
Title: Re: FW190A8 - Finished pics pg 3
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 24, 2019, 11:52:24 pm
Very nice - simple and effective.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: FW190A8 - Finished pics pg 3
Post by: zenrat on January 25, 2019, 12:14:27 am
Thanks folks.

I'd forgotten the old TV advertising.  Joan Collins & Leonard Rossiter?

<edit - oops, no.  That was Cinzano>
Title: Re: FW190A8 - Finished pics pg 3
Post by: Weaver on January 25, 2019, 01:05:12 am
Oh yeah, nice one - very purty! :wub: :thumbsup: