fw-190 A-4 Focke Wulf 1/48 Tamiya

Focke Wulf finished


Fw-190A-4 almost ready for the shelf

Focke Wolf fw-190A-4 Tamiya
Fw190A-4 1/48 Tamiya

fw-190 A-4 1/48 scale tamiya
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fw-190 A-4 Tamiya
Tamiya's 1/48 Fw-190A-3 modified to Fw-190A-4
Today I plan to spray the final flat cloat layer on the model and add small antena on the fuselage. It seems to me that the model is ready.

Here's the list of modifications that were made to the kit:
1. Tail tip scratchbuilt from A-3 version to A-4
2. Chute ejection mechanizm scratchbuilt on the wings' lower surface
3. Pitot tube made from brass tubes
4. Almost all balkenkreuz were masked and sprayed on the surface (except for the lower surface balkenkreuz'es that are decals)
5. Head armour plate scratchbuilt as I lost the original one from the kit. I also added couple of wires that are seen on all the photos of WW2 FW-190.
6. Brake lines added to the landing gear
7. I've tried to modify little Revi gunsight. Still need to practise to look it more convincing.

I might forget something, but the pics show it all.


Little update

I took a little time off the modelling. I have to study. Nevertheless I've ordered some aftermarket stuff from hobby shop called www.zoomomania.com

Most of all, I look forward to get Aztec cleaning station for my Aztec airbrush.

Anyway, here's a link most of all I think will be interested to see. It's another model built by Russian pro slava_trudu. Here's the article of his latest model Henschel HsP.87. It's in Russian, but pics speak for themself.


Cigarette cards - Aviation markings

Here's very interesting cigarette cards collection. It features cards witn aviation markings to all pre-war (I guess) nations' airforces.

I found this interesting link on Scalemodels.ru


The results of DiShow photo contest 2006

Here're some of the results of DiShow 2006 contest (my favourite ones :)):

DiShmodels also have another ongoing photo contest, that you may submit your works to - Thematic competition Aesthetics of the 30-th.


Some pics of weathering process of FW-190A-4

Internet Modeler and Vector's kit review

The last issue of online magazine "Internet Modeller" is out. The February issue is quite interesting.

The article I like most is the in-depth review of Vector's 1/48 models of LaGG-3 "Late" and La-5FN.

Vector's models

I think I desperatelly need one!!!  ;]


Mysterious modeller from Japan

Here's the gallery of that mysterious japanese modeller, that I referred to in the previous post. Enjoy!

P-47 Razorback build

Here's just fantastic Tamiya's 1/48 P-47D Razorback build article. Very interesting, yet I wouldn't get this deep into correcting the model :/ Anyway, here's the article and gallery.


Slava trudu

Adding a new link today - link to the blog of "slava trudu" - one of the most 
talented modelers-scratchbuilders I know. Check his works here 
(the blog is in Russian, so anything unclear - leave you comments and
I will try to translate).


P-47D Razorback seat

Here's the explanation for the previous post. I mentioned the area behind 
the pilot's seat and I that started to modify Tamiya's kit part. Here's the way I see it:


These are the pics of perfectly painted and very good built Tamiya 1/48 Razorback Jugs. I admire work those modelers did. I just want to show that certain area. I can you see, that the bar sticks to the wall behindthe seat. And here're some pics taken during the WW2:


I hope I've made my position clear now =]

further progress on P-47

I've moved further with my P-47 building process. I've put aside FW-190 as I accidently dropped the airbrush jar filled with acrylic thinner on the model, so I have to repaint the certain starboard upperside wing area. I'm little tired of finishing it and in order not ruin it completelly 
I put it aside. 

The Jugg seems to be more interesting. At least at the moment. As every model, it has its own pitfalls, which seems quite noticable to me. That's why I always try to correct those "imperfections".

I found out that the cockpit of Gerald Johnson P-47D-1-Re should be painted Dark Dull Green. I already painted the cockpit parts (actually overpainted - as I had made mistake coloring it all Interior Green) with Vallejo acrylic paint. I also received Edaurd photoetch "Zoom" set for the model and glued those tiny parts in place. I also "modified" instrument panel with Eduard's wonderful PE. Here're couple of pics:

The quality of the pics above is very poor as I took them with the my mobile phone camera. 

I also decided to modify the wall behind the pilot's seat as I noticed that shoulder belts should hang on the bar behind the seat, not on the seat itself. Tamiya's made that bar shot with the wall - there's no space between the wall and that bar, so it's obvious that most modellers put those belts layed on the seat. I will post the pics of the area later to convince you, Reader =]

Here's my modified part (which needs some minor filling and sanding):

"All for now..."


Chris Wauchop

This the latest model of the modeller I respect most - Chris Wauchop. I just love the way the model is painted and post shaded. And that attention to details is very inspiring.

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