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Hasegawa 1/48 Fw 190A-8, JG 54 Robert “Bazi” Weiss

June 15, 2013 · in Aviation · · 10 · 2.6K

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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10 responses

  1. A beautiful F-W Stan! Nice colours, interesting markings, simply beautiful!



  2. that is awesome sir

  3. Another immaculately mottled Luftbird from the Traas stable. Beautiful!

  4. What a beauty!...I agree about the scheme colour...very interesting and you did a great job...Plus I love the FW!


  5. These planes are very popular, probably because they look so good, and yours is one of the best!

  6. And another modeler finds modeler heaven with a Hasegawa Fw-190. Really nice work on this one, the paint job is particularly good.

  7. Outstanding, sir...the weathering, detail and paint scheme is excellent.

  8. Just what Craig said... EXCELLENT!

  9. Beautiful work there!

  10. Many thanks for the compliments guys!

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