Hasegawa's 1/32 scale
Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9
by Chris Uden
Here is my Hasegawa 1/32 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9.
There were no issues that stood out, however there’s a couple of things to point out/advise. I would highly recommend NOT following the instructions and gluing on the tail wheel early, that can easily be added at the last minute.
If possible, add some brass 20mm cannon, it’s very easy and are 100 times better than the horrible ones in the kit. I didn’t think the fit of the wing/fuselage joint was as good as I was hoping for a hasegawa kit, but that’s almost certainly down to my ineptitude; with a bit of sanding and clamping, they went together okay.
I’ve always used Tamiya acrylics. For this scheme I used XF5 and XF61 for RLM82 and RLM83, with tonal variations within each colour. I don’t find doing the soft edged mottling, especially easy, but I’m pleased with it here. XF23 was used for the light blue fuselage sides (RLM 76). I decided to use Montex masks, as the kit decals were completely unusable - there are none on the completed model. This requires a great deal of time and patience, but I think the efforts are worthwhile.
Being a JV44 aircraft, I also masked off and sprayed the famous red and white stripes - another time consuming job, but worth it, I think. For chipping effects, I’ve started using humbrol flat aluminium, straight from the can, as a primer. It dries like granite, so when painted over, I can remove some top paint with a cocktail stick. I always gloss varnish my models and then lightly sponge sand them, before a Matt coat. When finished, I was surprised how spindly the undercarriage ‘felt’, especially compared to my N1K1 George and how big a Dora is next to my 109 Gustav.
Anyway, I hope you like it
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Page Created 25 September, 2020
25 September, 2020
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