Eduard 1/48 Fw 190D-9 JG 301
Finally beaten into submission. While not as maddeningly difficult as Eduard’s Anton series, this one has it’s fit issues. Two main complaints are- 1. covers designed for open display do not adapt well to closing up (note the gun cover being too small for the fuselage) and, 2. While these pics do not show it due to photo angles, the tailplane is out of kilter with the wings by several degrees. I think(?) fuse halves came out of the molds with a warp ( I installed tailplanes dead square to the vertical stab ). And, BTW, how on Earth did Ed miss the exhaust deflector for the supercharger intake? Made mine from .005 plastic card.
The silvered walk line decals are just my shabby modeling… decals were excellent quality. disqualified from OOB by the use of Stainless hypo tubing for MG 151 20 mm barrels but quite irrelevant given the tailplane/wing mis-alignment. Gotta love the late war patchwork dispersed assembly paint job on this bird.
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