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Fw 190 Papageitaucher - Hellhound on my Tail
« on: July 23, 2014, 03:58:21 am »
Originally conceived to provide fighter cover for Air Sea Rescue Dorniers 23 Focke Wulf 190 Papageitauchers (Puffin) were built before the Luftwaffe changed their mind and cancelled the order in favour of land based aircraft.
Despite being ideally suited for operations along the Dalmation Coast against communist partisans all 23 aircraft were instead crated up and shipped out to German backed Western Australia who were crying out for aircraft to replace their ageing Heinkel He 51s.
As WA needed land planes a kit of parts to retrofit the undercarriage was packed into each crate.
Somehow, in the chaos that followed the end of the war at least on of the Puffins regained their floats and fell into the hands of The Sky Pirates of the Nullarbor Coast.

The aircraft depicted is that of Herman "Big Jobs" Ironhand a former commander of the German East African air force renowned for his love of the Blues and hatred of the colour yellow.


The model is an Airfix FW 190 which comes boxed up as a Mistel with the horrible ex PM models Ta 154.  Floats are from a Hasegawa He 51.

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Re: Fw 190 Papageitaucher - Hellhound on my Tail
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2014, 06:01:58 am »
Nice!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Fw 190 Papageitaucher - Hellhound on my Tail
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2014, 11:18:32 am »
What ?

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LOL....beauty build ! She does look great in those colours. Looks like a crop duster from the front shot. Nice work !

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Re: Fw 190 Papageitaucher - Hellhound on my Tail
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2014, 08:47:33 am »
Pleasant! :thumbsup:
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Re: Fw 190 Papageitaucher - Hellhound on my Tail
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2014, 08:38:35 pm »
Thanks folks.
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Re: Fw 190 Papageitaucher - Hellhound on my Tail
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2014, 08:29:37 am »
Brightly coloured and slightly silly - the best kind of Whiffage! :cheers:
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Re: Fw 190 Papageitaucher - Hellhound on my Tail
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2014, 04:46:42 pm »
love the colours - nice build

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Re: Fw 190 Papageitaucher - Hellhound on my Tail
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2014, 10:15:54 am »
beautiful floatplanization!

but why "hatred of the colour yellow"?


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Re: Fw 190 Papageitaucher - Hellhound on my Tail
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2014, 03:42:24 am »
Thanks folks.

Hatred of yellow? No reason, just the first thing that came into my head while I was typing.  I've been listening to a lot go Goon Shows and was trying to channel Spike Milligan & Eric Sykes.
Ying tong, iddle I po.

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Re: Fw 190 Papageitaucher - Hellhound on my Tail
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2014, 07:34:04 pm »
This thing is brilliant! I like it so bad I want to eat it.
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Re: Fw 190 Papageitaucher - Hellhound on my Tail
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2014, 11:01:55 am »
I wouldn't recommend that VV.  It's been on the floor of my shed...
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Re: Fw 190 Papageitaucher - Hellhound on my Tail
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2014, 04:15:27 am »
Great build, I can see Bluebottle ace pilot and brown paper sick bag flying it.

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Re: Fw 190 Papageitaucher - Hellhound on my Tail
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2014, 09:35:50 am »
You rotten swine!  You have shot me down again!

This is the first of at least 3 similar sky pirate builds I have planned.  Next is a white and pink Kawanishi N1K1 with a lady pilot and 3rd will be a white and green P39 which may or may not get floats.

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