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Eduard's 1/48 scale
Focke
-Wulf Fw 190 A-6

by Iain Mackenzie

 

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-6




Eduard's 1/48 scale Fw 190 A-6 is available online from Squadron.com

Description

 

This is the Eduard 1/48 Fw190A-6. True to my nightfighter interest, it has been modified to depict an aircraft flown by Ltn. Klaus Bretschneider of 5./JG300.

Modifications include:

  • Decals (Owl)

  • Fug217 J-1 radar (Owl)

  • Exhaust Shields (Owl)

  • Gun Barrels (Quickboost)

  • pre-painted setbelts(Eduard)

Building the kit was pretty straightforward. I had decided from the start not to build the kit with the bays open (the fuselage MG17 and the wing root MG151/20E), as I wanted to show off the Fug217 arrays and not detract from it by drawing attention to the gun bays. I think this is where the problems started, as although Eduard give you the option of closing these access panels, the kit was perhaps not designed for it. (or maybe I just have thick fingers!!)

So a majority of the actual construction time was spent in the closing of these panels, filler, blending, more filler, more blending, etc. I'll keep them open for the next one!

Wiring in the undercarriage bay (Hydraulic lines and the prominent yellow undercarriage microswitch wiring) was added.

 

  • Eduard 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf fw 190 A-6 by Iain Mackenzie: Image
  • Eduard 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf fw 190 A-6 by Iain Mackenzie: Image
  • Eduard 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf fw 190 A-6 by Iain Mackenzie: Image
  • Eduard 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf fw 190 A-6 by Iain Mackenzie: Image
  • Eduard 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf fw 190 A-6 by Iain Mackenzie: Image
  • Eduard 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf fw 190 A-6 by Iain Mackenzie: Image
  • Eduard 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf fw 190 A-6 by Iain Mackenzie: Image
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Some portions of the aircraft were then sprayed with MM non-buff Aluminum. Over that went some Maskol in certain places to simulate chipping, removed once the top coats of paint had been applied.

The camouflage was all applied freehand, using Vallejo Model Air RLM74/75/76. The spinner spiral was sprayed using a mask made from Tamiya tape.

Future was applied, decals added using Microcsale Set/Sol. Panel lines enhanced using a wash of Guache Burnt Umber/Black and Burnt Sienna.

Xtracolour flat coat finished the job.

Overall, this is a beautiful kit, the detail is fantastic. Everyone should build it at least once, especially if you are a Fw190 fan. I have to turn my attention to my stash of A5's, more A6's and A8's! But I'll try the next one with the panels open!


Model, Images and Text Copyright 2008 by Iain Mackenzi
Page Created 9 July, 2008
Last Updated 9 July, 2008

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