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Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8
Weekend Edition

Eduard, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Eduard Kit No. 7440 - Fw 190F-8 Weekend Edition
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media:

99 grey and five clear styrene parts, decals for two markings options.

Price:

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Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: The best 1/72 Fw 190F-8; very accurate; great detail even with the plastic parts only; a true bargain as the Weekend Edition.
Disadvantages: None noted.
Conclusion:

Eduard’s Fw 190F-8 is the easily the best in 1/72 scale and represents even better value as the all-plastic Weekend Edition.


Reviewed by Mark Davies


Eduard's 1/72 Fw 190 F-8 Weekend Edition is available online from Squadron.com for only $11.19!

 

FirstLook

 

Eduard has repackaged their excellent 1/72 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 F-8 in their Weekend Edition. Eduard's Weekend Edition kits omit photo-etched parts and masks, but they are offered at a lower price than the their ProfiPACK counterparts.

 

 

Eduard’s 1/72 scale Fw 190 F-8 Weekend Edition comprises 99 mid-grey coloured plastic parts on two sprues, eight clear parts on one sprue, decals for two schemes and a separate stencil decal sheet.

 

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The model features very fine and crisp surface textures including recessed panel lines, a high level of detail in the cockpit and wheel wells even without the photo-etched parts, and straightforward parts breakdown.

Mark Davies was very impressed with the ProfiPACK boxing when it was released in 2016. You can find his review by following this link.

 

 

If you are wondering whether this kit shares some of the trickier construction attributes of Eduard’s 1/48 scale Würgers, the simple answer is “no”. You’ll still need to keep your wits about you, but test fitting and careful parts preparation should steer you clear of trouble.

 

 

An impressive selection of stores is included:

  • AB500,

  • SC500,

  • AB250,

  • SC250*,

  • SD250,

  • 4 x SC50,

  • External fuel tank*, and

  • 10 x Panzerblitz Rockets with a choice of long or short-railed launch pallets.

I built the similar Eduard 1/72 scale Fw 190A-8 last year. The kit boasted very good fit and easy assembly, provided test-fitting is practised. There are a few hints that will make the job a bit easier though, including the removal of a mounting lug when fitting the upper cowl panel, and spreading the fuselage slightly to meet the wing roots. Be careful to fit the correct parts where there are optional pieces supplied too.

All these issues are discussed in detail in the linked Construction Article.


 

Marking Options

As seems common with most Weekend Edition kits, this one includes two marking options.

The machines covered are:

  • Fw 190 F-8, SG 2, Hungary, Winter 1944/45

  • Fw 190 F-8 W.Nr. 585188, Stab III./SG 10, Vyoske Myto, Czecholslovakia, 8 May, 1945

The decals are in register and colours looks good.

 

 

A stencil sheet is also included.

 

 

 

Conclusion

 

Eduard’s Fw 190F-8 is the easily the best in 1/72 scale and represents even better value as the all-plastic Weekend Edition.

Thanks to Eduard for the sample


Review Text and Images Copyright 2017 by Brett Green
Page Created 7 August, 2017
Last updated 7 August, 2017

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