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John Healy
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1/48 FW-190F-8

March 19, 2017 · in Aviation · · 36 Comments

This is the mid '90s kit that I'm ashamed to admit has lurked in the bowels of the stash since at least 1996. I've shied away from WW2 German stuff because I've never been very happy with my mottled camo results until recently. I managed to finish a 1/32 190D to a decent standard last year and thought it was time this smaller 190 got built. I added Eduard seat belts, brake lines from florists wire, and antennas done with EZline. I painted it with Xtracolor and Humbrol enamels, and used Aeromaster Hungarian decals on it. Very pleasurable kit.

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36 responses

  1. Looks like you have built another stunning FW-190... and your Luftwaffe mottle camouflage looks spot on to me. I really like it !

  2. Excellent all around work...good-lookin' build, paint & photos! Nice.

  3. Hi John, just fiinished my Tam F8 last month just haven't posted it yet. I had mine just as long. Great job on the finish and excellent choice of an alternate scheme seldom seen. Love the touch on this particular plane had the lower gear doors removed. Fun to build and paint. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Nice result.

    A suggestion for how to get German camo done: Thin your paint 50-50, then you can tighten down the airbrush and get a line about as thick as a thick pencil line, with little overspray. You can also use it that way to make mottle - a "shot" and just wiggle the airbrush a tiny bit and voila! A mottle.

    • Thanks Tom. Great advice, that's pretty much what did with this one. I've noticed paint/thinner brand combos make a difference with this sort of painting. Xtracolor is my favorite for fine work. Thinned 50/50 with Modelmaster and a touch of lacquer thinner. I'm glad I bought a lot of Xtracolor years ago when it was available here in the US.

  5. Good looking Wurger, and in Hungarian markings. That really turned out beautifully. And it's a simple kit, unlike some other I'm not gonna name. Das Jigsawen Puzzle mitt ving ruten panels vot nuts maken.

  6. Jon, Killer job on your Wurger! Camo looks good and I like the tail feather colors too.

  7. Looks like you've made the most of an already good kit, a couple of little extra details and a good paint job make all the difference.

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    Nice job John.

  9. John, really nice work on a wonderful kit, I've always liked these markings, especially on a well built kit, as you've done here.

  10. Very nice - love the scheme and markings you chose as well!

  11. 🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 :
    Interesting subject for the FW-190 and very good and visually striking model John.

  12. Very nice John. I really like the markings...something different.

  13. Great job, John. Very interesting model of an outstanding aircraft.

  14. You can t have too many of them, nice build, grat paint job and interesting markings.

  15. Thanks Bernd. I really want to do an A-5 in Russian front green/browns. Eduard has a brand new 190 series coming out this year.

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