Eduard FW-190 A5 1/72: Oblt. Rolf Strohal, I./JG 1 Deelen, The Netherlands
Hi everybody, After a long abstinence I am back today with the type model, which I think I know best. I have dedicated myself to the “weekend kit” of the FW-190 A5 from Eduard in 1/72 and added a set of etched parts to it.
I have used the relatively new color series of AK-Interactive, called “Real Colors” instead of using Mr. Hobby / Gunze as usual.
• For RLM 74 the AK no. RC 278
• For RLM 75 the AK no. RC 279
• For RLM 76 the AK no. RC 321
• Eduard Detail Set No. 72 620
• Air Master Series AM-72-012 for armament and pitot tube
The “all around” comes from various manufacturers or is, as in the case of the wooden hangar selfmade.
I would like to treat the topic of color separately and also answer questions about my techniques. I’m thrilled with the colors, as they are nice and matt have great color pigments that you can grind very well and the will dry quickly. To dilute the colors, water or alcohol do not work at all, so I have used the special AK thinner.
The insignia on the wing and on the fuselage are painted on. In addition, I have used finer printed maintenance stencils cause the Eduard m.E. are too bold in my opinion. In addition, I lacquer these small lettering very thin with RLM 76, then they look even finer.
Overall, an unproblematic kit, but also one that wants to be built exactly.
Since I always like to set my models in scene with scenery, I have also added a few neutral photos.
I hope you enjoy it.
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