Another #$%^#@! Hasegawa Fw-190?
Yeah, another Hasegawa Fw-190 – it’s what happens when you buy a stash of kits that were previously owned by a guy who liked the Fw-190 as much as I do. This is the limited-run Fw-190A-9, last of the radial Wurgers. markings from the kit decals for an airplane of JG 301 in the last few months of the war.
I’m not sure the difficulty Stan had mating the wing to the fuselage, but you do have to pinch it there at the leading edge right at the fuselage to get it to tighten in right or you will have an embarrassing seam. Other than that, it has enough detail, combined with buildability, making Hasegawa’s Fw-190s the second-best kits of this airplane in 1/48, following the release of the re-done Eduard radial 190s in 2018.
This was reviewed over at Modeling Madness last Wednesday, but I get to put up more pictures here.
As noted over at M2, I used the blue “22” due to screwing up one of the red “22” decals, but no one can really tell what color it was (which is why Hasegawa gave us the two different decals). I used the white metal paddle prop and the14-blade fan just because they were in the kit; there aren’t any photos to say if they were actually used on this late war airplane that could as easily have had the earlier prop and fan. I decided to go for one with an unpainted lower wing just because I wanted it to look different from all the other 190s here at Le Chateau du Chat.
10 additional images. Click to enlarge.