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Large-tailed Dora

May 15, 2019 · in Aviation · · 14 · 2.3K

Hello, guys! The "Dora", or Fw-190 D-9, has been one of my favorite aircrafts. This particular machine ("brown 4") is a bit unusual, but famous, in that it was one of few Doras that were attached with the vertical stabilizer designed for Ta152. Camouflage was based on the color profile by Grandall ("The Focke-Wulf Fw190 Dora Volume 2" published by Eagle Editions): ventral and lateral surfaces of the fuselage of this a/c were painted not with the usual light blue RLM76, but with the controversial color, non-standard "light green" like "sky." I'm not completely sure with the authenticity of this color, but I followed Grandall, because it contributes, I think, to make her more attractive together with the large tail. Unfortunately, the finish coat seems too glossy, which I noticed when taking photos. Thank you for watching anyway, and I welcome your feedbacks.

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  1. Nice work, Shun...I like it.

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    Shun said on May 15, 2019

    Thank you Craig!

  3. I always love the unusual schemes, and this one has it in spades! Well done.

  4. beautiful dora

  5. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Nicely done Dora Shun. The color scheme as well as the weathering are very well done.

  6. looks great to me - also one of my favorite a/c. And you nailed the camo really well as far as I am concerned!

  7. Outstanding work, Shun! I like it.

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    Shun said on May 20, 2019

    Thank you, Jeff for the encouraging words!

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