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RW: Focke-Wulf Fw56 Stosser in 1/72
« on: November 02, 2019, 07:36:09 pm »
A few months ago a good friend of mine went to Germany with his lady friend, visiting various aviation museums and the like. On his return he double-checked my address and sent me a kit I'd never heard of, of a type I'd never seen much: the Intermodell 1/72 Focke-Wulf Fw56 Stosser in a stapled bag. It's a West German kit (surprisingly with swastikas on the decal sheet) with minimal parts count and no locating pins. Extra fun when it has a top-mounted, strut braced wing!

But it was a fun little build. I used the kit decals but did a little extra work: windscreen from an Airfix Tiger Moth, cockpit step, and cut one of the access doors and scratched a new one. I also had to replace the struts for the horizontal stabilisers as they were both long gone.

Untitled by Zac Yates, on Flickr

Untitled by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Untitled by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Untitled by Zac Yates, on Flickr

Untitled by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Untitled by Zac Yates, on Flickr

Here it is with a B-25 to give an idea of relative size. I imagine it would be quite a fun, sporty machine but from my online research it seems none survived to today. Very disappointing.
Untitled by Zac Yates, on Flickr

Untitled by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Untitled by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Untitled by Zac Yates, on Flickr
I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...

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Re: RW: Focke-Wulf Fw56 Stosser in 1/72
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2019, 01:22:14 am »
Looks good.  :thumbsup:

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Re: RW: Focke-Wulf Fw56 Stosser in 1/72
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2019, 01:26:53 am »
Nice.
I particularly like the flared undercarriage legs.  Like spats, but not.

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Re: RW: Focke-Wulf Fw56 Stosser in 1/72
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2019, 06:40:24 am »
That's come out well Zac. The kit looks to be very neat  :thumbsup: I've seen the Heller/SMER kit and it looks better than those, not seen the Airmodel kit but the packaging looks similar.

1930's were definitely the era of the parasol monoplane
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Re: RW: Focke-Wulf Fw56 Stosser in 1/72
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2019, 10:16:17 pm »
The Airmodel kit is the same - the instructions darn near identical!
I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...

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Re: RW: Focke-Wulf Fw56 Stosser in 1/72
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2019, 06:40:50 am »
The Airmodel kit is the same - the instructions darn near identical!

I thought there was a possibility  ;D

Along with something else your model got me thinking about the armed forces of an Independent Southern German state for some reason ?  What if Austria-Hungary won the Seven Week War ? or perhaps an independent Southern Germany was established at Versailles ? Strange how our minds can go off on one ?  ;)
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Re: RW: Focke-Wulf Fw56 Stosser in 1/72
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2019, 02:12:29 pm »
That's a cute  wee thing Zac, and a shame  it was allowed to go extinct in real life.  Nice build too.
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Re: RW: Focke-Wulf Fw56 Stosser in 1/72
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2019, 05:57:44 pm »
That's a cute  wee thing Zac, and a shame  it was allowed to go extinct in real life.  Nice build too.
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Re: RW: Focke-Wulf Fw56 Stosser in 1/72
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2019, 01:34:00 am »
That's come out well Zac. The kit looks to be very neat  :thumbsup: I've seen the Heller/SMER kit and it looks better than those, not seen the Airmodel kit but the packaging looks similar.

1930's were definitely the era of the parasol monoplane

I have the Heller kit on the bench as my next build!

Nicely done.  :thumbsup:
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