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Review: Notes on the new Eduard Fw-190s

First off: the kit lives up to the hype. has now done for the Fw-190 what they did for the Spitfire Merlin-60 series and the Bf-109G.

Interesting note: all the parts to do all the versions are there on the sprues. If you get the Fw-190A-5 kit, you can do an Fw-190A-5, A-6, A-7, A-8, A-8 night fighter with radar, F-3 and F-8.

One detail to watch for: as with most kit manufacturers, they includ the hatch for the GM2 tank on the lower rear fuselage in the lower wing part. If you're doing anything before an A-8, you need to fill that in.

The landing gear (where many modelers come a cropper trying to get the angles right) is fool proof (it may not be i***t-proof, so do still take a bit of care).

It fits together better and easier than any other Fw-190 kit. If you can touch your nose three times in succession with your forefinger, you will have no difficulty whatsoever with this kit.

That's all for now.

6 responses

  1. Thanks Tom. I want that butcherbird!

  2. Wow Tom, your disclaimer is a true public service! I had no idea that one could build all later version of the Anton 190 using the new A-5 mould. Thank you sincerely for the heads-up. Now whereโ€™s my wallet?

  3. No images? Interesting overview but need a little visual umph to anchor the notes, although I see the A4 is listed as new tool in 2017. Same series?

  4. Love the "finger to the nose' analogy, TC... ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Great group of notes, Tom.

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