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James Kelley
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Tamiya 1/48 Focke-Wulf FW-190F-8

August 20, 2015 · in Aviation · · 19 · 3K

Finished this one up this a.m. Painted with acrylics, as well.Excuse the spurious smoke rings, I claim artistic license and fun.

Some things I added were:

PE seat harness.
Drilled out the cowling guns.
Replaced wing cannons with blunt-tipped syringe needles.
Added gun camera lens and wingtip nav lights from PVA glue.
"Invisible Thread" antennae wires.
Added brake lines from small gauge wire.
Replaced pitot tube with Albion Alloys tubing.
The bomb is from the bottom of the spares drawer.
Oleo struts covered with Bare Metal Foil.

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19 responses

  1. Exemplary build, finish, detail and photographs, sir. A job well done all around.

  2. I really like the colours! Good work

  3. Nice job! I like the paint scheme.

    Good to see ya on iModeler


  4. Jim,
    This is excellent. I really like the scheme. Great job.

  5. ๐Ÿ™‚ ... Greetings ... ๐Ÿ™‚ :
    The Butcher Bird, I like that one.
    Very nice and unique scheme. For sure it stands out and calls for attention, nice work. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

  6. Oh noes! James Kelley's just done the airplane I am doing for iModlerer's first 'detailed review" with the Revell 1/32 kit. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. years ago I built this commission custom for 10.
    It is interesting in this group Luftwaffe 190F that are painted in fighter
    RLM 74&75 gray uper lover in RLM76 blue then at airfield paint a
    plotted freckles blotches of RLM79 Brown .
    The bomb under the hull is U:S bomb? It is a picure confirmation?
    im aware of any image.
    Otherwise, pure clean build.


  8. Nice paint application, good looking model.

  9. Very attractive scheme, well done!

  10. Good job ! Excellent.

  11. A lovely 190 James, well built and finished, good sir.

  12. Thanks everyone for the kind words! I appreciate them. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Great build and paint work, did the Luftwaffe use captured bombs ?
    Fine build, anyway

  14. The extra detailing work paid off James, that is one nice looking 190 (and I don't even particularly like the aircraft). Great paintwork too.

  15. Very nice work James!

  16. Well done James! WWII German camo are realy trick to do...

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