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Tamiya 1/48 scale "What If"
Fw 190 D-9 Night Fighter

by Greg Ferguson


Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 Night Fighter



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The Focke-Wulf Fw190 is probably my favourite WWII aircraft. Having said that however, I am no “Experten” on the subject. I am fairly confident that there was never a Fw190 D-9 Nachtjager, but I am happy to be corrected. If one did exist, it probably looked nothing like this.

Being my first “what-if” project, I found the lack of perceived pressure to create a 100% accurate model somewhat refreshing and an even more relaxing experience than usual.

I much prefer building in 1/32 and 1/24, but in was in the mood for a quick build and had a 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190 D-9 in the stash. Rather than finishing it in standard colours, I decided to make it a little more interesting and tackle it as a Nachtjager.

The modifications made to the basic kit were as follows:

  • addition of an Ultracast seat (an absolute must);

  • styrene radar screen added to the instrument panel;

  • fuse wire for brake lines;

  • brass tube and wire for gun barrels and antenna arrays on the wings; and

  • styrene tube and fuse wire for flame dampers.

The aircraft was painted in Gunze RLM66, RLM76 and squiggle pattern in RLM 74/75. Decals came from a Dragon Me262 Nachtjager kit and the Tamiya kit decals (which required a fair bit of softner to bed down).

Now to build one in 1/32 using the Hasegawa kit...

 

  • Tamiya 1/48 scale Fw 190 D-9 Night Fighter "What If" by Greg Ferguson: Image
  • Tamiya 1/48 scale Fw 190 D-9 Night Fighter "What If" by Greg Ferguson: Image
  • Tamiya 1/48 scale Fw 190 D-9 Night Fighter "What If" by Greg Ferguson: Image
  • Tamiya 1/48 scale Fw 190 D-9 Night Fighter "What If" by Greg Ferguson: Image
  • Tamiya 1/48 scale Fw 190 D-9 Night Fighter "What If" by Greg Ferguson: Image
  • Tamiya 1/48 scale Fw 190 D-9 Night Fighter "What If" by Greg Ferguson: Image
  • Tamiya 1/48 scale Fw 190 D-9 Night Fighter "What If" by Greg Ferguson: Image
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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2009 by Greg Ferguson
Page Created 22 April, 2009
Last Updated 22 April, 2009

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