Hasegawa 1/32 Focke-Wulf FW 190A-7…
This is the old original Hasegawa 1/32 FW 190A of many years ago, but I decided to post it in spite of its age. I seem to have read that it is still considered a pretty good kit, not completely out of the running against the more up to date (and hugely more expensive) offerings today.
The model depicts (at least I thought it did at the time!) the Focke Wulf FW 190A-7/R3 of Major Heinz Bar, Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG 1, in April 1944. References included the old Aero book by Eberhard Weber and Uwe Feist, the Aircraft Profile No. 3 by Martin Windrow, the Arco book ”The Focke-Wulf FW 190” by Gordon Swanborough and William Green, the Arco-Aircam book “Focke-Wulf FW 190A/F/G Luftwaffe”, and the Osprey book “Focke-Wulf FW 190 Aces of the Western Front” by John Weal (though this more recent book has a profile for what looks like this aircraft that seems to differ somewhat in its markings with what I did based on the earlier books, also looks like lower engine cowling was yellow, not red).
As if that wasn’t enough, Weal’s book also says Bar’s machine had the outer wing cannons removed! Oh well, I did it based on references I had at the time. “Sufficient unto the day …”, or something like that!
Decals as I remember were from the kit. Paints were probably Pactra enamels, which I used pretty much exclusively until I changed over to Gunze Sangyo acrylics. Now Gunze is not easy to get, and I am trying to convert to Tamiya.
I am a great fan of the 190, and hope to do some more of them. Hopefully my next effort will benefit from better (or more recent) research, and I guess a more recent kit!
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