Under New Management Comrade!
The Dragon 1/48 Fw190D-9 with a slightly different scheme than normal! A Dora under the Red Star:
This model depicts one of a number operated by the Soviet Red Army out of Marienburg, East Prussia from the Spring of 1945. These allegedly were still operational well into 1946.
The unit that flew these were the Second Guards Regiment IAP of 322 IAD. My source material came from a book by Carl-Frederik Geust published ages ago called “Under The Red Star” which mentioned the unit & had some typically Soviet grainy black and white photos.
I also managed to track down some colour artwork on the net, and basically gave it my best guess as to how these aircraft would have looked circa 1945.
The kit is from Dragon, and although it dates back to the Trimaster moulds of the 1980’s it’s still a very good kit.
It requires a bit more effort than Tamiya’s or the latest Hobby Boss offerings, but I feel it still can hold it’s own….And you can pick these up second hand for a song here in Australia.
Red star decals are from Techmod’s generic 1/48 Red Star sheet.
I also used the kit decals for all the stencilling. They were a bit on the thick side, but were still serviceable enough.
For a look at the build log, click on the link for the Work-In-Progress section of this site below:
Photo-etch came with the kit, & the only other aftermarket used was the Eduard Luftwaffe belt set, some generic brass tubes for the guns and Ezy line for the antenna wire.
Any questions regarding the build please feel free to ask.
In the meantime thanks for looking.