by Kelly O'Brien
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My model is a representation of <58, a rare Focke-Wulf Fw
190D-11 (werknummer unknown) discovered at Munchen-Reim.
KIT - Trimaster Fw 190 D-12
SCALE - 1/48
ENGINE - This is a complete scratch-built engine. Casts of
basic parts taken from Trimaster TA 152 engine. Detail Master
accessories for fittings and plumbing; Unique Technology Exhaust
COWLING - Trimaster Fw 190 D-12 cowl modified to true D-11,
D-13 shape. Supercharger intake reformed from kit unit to authentic
shape. Scratch-built fire wall.
COCKPIT - Kit cockpit with Edward seatbelts added, and
scratch- built throttle lever.
LANDING GEAR - Kit gear with True Detail wheel-tire
assemblies. Scratch-built brakes lines. The wheel well bay was opened
up to accurately represent the "D" series aircraft. Engine
bay detail also added.
FUSELAGE - Kit part. Opened fuselage upper cowl, and
scratch- built inner structure.
WINGS - DML Fw 190 A-8 lower wing kit part. Made Mk-108
ejection chutes and Mk-108 access cover bulges. Added upper wing
fairings for outer wing cannon.
DECALS - Eagle Editions
PAINT - Automotive lacquer, (see next page).
I have made an extensive study of known photographs of Fw 190D-11
<58. I have studied photographs of other Fw 190 D-11 aircraft, as
well. There is photographic documentation for nearly the entire
aircraft <58 except for the bottom. Since there are no known
photographs of the bottom of the aircraft, camouflage and markings are
left to speculation.
I decided to present this aircraft as it was received by JV.44.
There are no red and white stripes at delivery stage. Instead, I gave
the lower wings a finish found on many late Fw 190's, including the
batch of D-11's, as evidenced in photographs. I believe the following
underside pattern is completely accurate for this aircraft: 75
Gray-Violet forward of the Mk-108 access panel, the remainder of the
wing is left natural metal, ailerons are 76 light blue.
All photos of true Fw 190 D-11 production aircraft show standard
size B4-styleBalkenkreuz on undersides of wings, and fuselage.
Camouflage and markings on the rest of the aircraft is similar to
standard D-9's On <58 this seems to be 75, 83, over 76 with mottle
of 81 on rear fuselage and tail. (see photos)
Thanks to Jerry Crandall, James V. Crow,and all those who
contribute to this history. Special thanks to Brett Green for
maintaining this wonderful web site.
Model and Text Copyright © 2001
by Bryan McDermott
Images Copyright © 2001 by Kelly O'Brien
Page Created 13 July, 2001
Last Updated 04 June, 2007
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