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Tamiya 1/48 scale conversion
Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-11

by Anthony Manzoli

 

Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-11

 


Tamiya's 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9 is available online from Squadron.com

 

Description

 

 



Here is the Tamiya Focke Wulf Fw190D-9 converted to the Fw190D-11 using Wurger Mechanics conversion kit.

This kit contains spinner, prop blades, wheels, cowling, air intake, lower wing 30 mm cannon ejection chutes, and upper wing 30 mm cannon breach covers. The resin parts are cast very well but require some careful fitting to get them just right.

I painted and marked mine using Eagle Cal decals. The instructions state that the aircraft could have had the number 81 or 61 on the fuselage, although the smaller number 61 was found on the wings, so I chose to stick with the assumption that they would have been the same.

The kit was built up according to the instructions and went together like most Tamiya kits without any problems. I left the wheel wells as they come in the kit, although an open engine plug would have done the kit a more accurate build.

I chose Gunze RLM acrylics RLM 82 and 75 over RLM 76. I followed the Eagle Cal sheet for the camouflage application.

The kit was sprayed using Pascoes Long Life and decaled the following day. Once the decals were applied the aircraft was given a few coats of Pascoes Long Life and Tamiya Flat Base mixed at a 7: 1 ratio. This provides a nice matte coat.

I like how the kit looks with the markings as well as the smooth cowling and 30 mm cannons added to the wings.

 

 

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Focke-Wulf Fw 190
Modelling Manuals 20

US Price: $17.95
UK Price: 12.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date:
 May 25, 2002
Details: 64 pages; ISBN: 1841762687
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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2005 by Anthony Manzoli
Page Created 17 April, 2005
Last Updated 18 April, 2005

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