Hasegawa 1/48 Fw 190A-8, JG 54 Robert “Bazi” Weiss
My first Hase 190. Strong points are a nice overall shape, excellent very fine panel lines and, OMG, if you simply assemble the landing gear struts, everything lines up! (Are you listening Bunny boys?) Weak points of the Hase Wurger are wing/fuse joints that require a good bit of work to get right, a somewhat fiddly 5 piece cowl, and, OMG, the stupid flex-version wing gun access panels & outer gun plugs! (Gotta say Ed did the right thing here by molding different wings for each version.)
Paints a motley assortment of Gunze, Tamiya, MM & W.E.M. Post shading done with my trusty Iwata & the Tamiya black/red-brown elixir thinned to the point of no longer being paint- more like dirty (lacquer) thinner, followed by a pin wash with artists oils. Marking decals for this A/C are EagleCals but stencils and some Balkenkreutz were from the Hase kit (believe it or not they were actually pretty good- my previous experiences with Hase decals were unpleasant at best). So, why bother using a color P-E set when doing a closed canopy?… could having a bit of OCD have anything to do with it?
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