Here is an older build of the FW-190A-5 of Uffz Bernhard Kunze 1/JG.1. I used the decals from Eagle Cals #83. Some research prompted me to do the spinner in white, rather than yellow – I can’t remember now what source
This was a complex build in that I riveted completely top and bottom with the Rosie the Riveter tool This was a surprisingly relaxing experience and I didn’t have to do too much correction as I went, as long as I followed penciled in patterns carefully and didn’t rush.
I really like the Hasegawa FW-190 kits. They really capture the sleek, brutish look of the 190 well and they go together without fuss. I don’t do many Luftwaffe subjects, but I will definitely do more 190As and Doras in 1/32.
Paints are Tamiya and Gunze and Model Master acrylics with oil wash over a gloss coat. I finish all my models with MM Acryl flat, heavily thinned to allow some sheen. I needed to use my Iwata Custom Micron to get the mottle done right. It has been really hard for me to get the technique and avoid spatter. I now use heavily thinned paint very low pressure and a few drops of Tamiya retarder to stop drying on the nozzle. I am amazed at some of the finishes that other modelers (on this site and others) manage to achieve with mottles and squiggles freehand with an airbrush. One day I hope to get that technique down even though I remain too tense with the airbrush for now.
BTW, I am photographing these models with a new setup that has really helped with lighting and posing. I use an Ikea Fabrikor glass display cabinet with glass all around and I light it with 2 very intense “Maglehult” LED fixtures . The pictures I take with my iPad for now. I have a Canon Rebel iOs camera but I can’t get enough lighting on my models indoors to get good results with adequate depth of field. Funny that the iPad is so much better than the expensive camera. Just my incompetence with proper photography of course but one day I’ll figure it out.. DO you guys have any tips for shooting with an SLR and how to light it? So far only works in the brightest outdoor conditions for me.
I can post pics of my current set up if anyone is interested – it is very simple and cheap and quite effective.
Thanks for looking.
9 additional images. Click to enlarge.