Hasegawa FW 190-A8 132
June 28, 2013 in Aviation
My grand kids keep saying that they keep getting better and betterer,well that’s the same for me in this case. All of my builds are improvements over the subsequent builds which means that I have a lot to learn. One of my many faults is getting frustrated at the very end of the build and wind up stuffing the goose on one thing or the other because of my impatience. There have been a lot of builds that are relegated to the closet of doom.
I was given this kit by a friend because he knew that I had an affinity for the 190 in about any model or livery and that may be my down fall at a future time.
This Hasegawa kit went together for me like soft butter on hot toast. No major difficulties other than the limitations of my skill. One of the draw backs is the absence of the blown type of canopy as the kit has a selection of two different head rests. The engine is lacking in fine detail but that is a moot point entirely because it is well hidden. decals used for the instrument dials are quite reasonable facsimiles and look rather nice with a little care in their application and a few coats of a flat coat.
All of the colors that were used are Vallejo thinned well and shot through my Iwata Revolution.
I hope you enjoy the pics as much as I enjoyed the build and I hope to be able to bring out another build of better skills learned.
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