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Paul Wilsford
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Hasegawa 1/32 FW 190 D-9 Jabo

January 6, 2014 · in Aviation · · 12 · 0.8K

I have an ongoing and serious infatuation with a few different planes from the Luftwaffe 190s and 109s, He 111 and He 219 etc.etc.etc. I found this on eBay for a real nice price, almost half the retail so I jumped on it. There are few differences in the kits of one model of aircraft and the other but this one has a newly molded fuselage, an engine plug since there isn't an engine in the kit, a choice between two canopies and a resin bomb.

So in order to go the route of not building OOB I chose a set of decals from Eagle Editions and attempted to replicate Hans Dortenmann's red 1. From what I gather this plane has quite the history with Hans and had changed squadrons a few times. I suppose that this is the last 190 that he flew. I only say that because I really didn't do too much research in his history.

Well, here it is, although I should have really paid attention to some details as I got close to completion. I hope that you like it.

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  1. Good on you, Paul. Nicely executed and finished build. While I strongly believe in supporting my local hobby shop, I still find that ebay cannot be beat for certain things. I especially like when a new and more modern engineered kit is released, the much older counterpart ends up on ebay at a greatly reduced price. I remember when PCM released their 1/32 Hurricane, the old Revell eight gun 1/32 Hurricanes could be had for a song on ebay. I got an original release Revell Hurricane still in shrinkwrap with about $100.00 worth of resin aftermarket parts for $30.00. Wouldn't you know that for my birthday, I received a PCM Hurricane. So which one am I going to build? The good 'ol Revell, of course.

  2. Nowt wrong with an Ebay bargain, especially if it turns out like yours Paul.
    Nice one sir.
    Well done.

  3. I definitely want to hold on to the PCM Hurricane as I will get around to building it, but for now, I really look foward to the challenge of making a silk purse from a sow's ear. Not that the Revell kit is all that bad to begin with.

  4. Nice Paul. I have used eBay a lot for books but haven't tried models. There is a store in Toronto that I like a lot and go there often. Also, maybe it's because I live in Canada, but the shipping costs are usually more than the price of the model. That plus currency conversion usually makes more sense to shop local. Congratulations on finding a deal and the finished model looks great.

  5. Nicely done Paul, there's just "something about Dora" I have the same 190/109 bug that you have!

  6. Very nice , Paul. Gotta love those 190's.

  7. thank you gentlemen very much

  8. What a good looking plane, and you've really captured the look of it with this model, Paul.

  9. Thank you all for your kind comments

  10. Paul,
    Excellent work you did on this. Beautifully done model of a very good looking airplane.

  11. that's a fine looking model paul...lovely smooth paint

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