End of War...1/48 Focke-Wulf Fw190D-13/R11 JG26

April 2, 2020 · in Aviation · · 8 Comments


And here´s the second part of my dad´s dual build.
kit mostly oob, some little details added like brake lines, landing gear indicators and tailwheel retracting wire. Camo done with Mr Paint RLM paints (Jerry Crandall´s Dora Vol.2 book used as reference), decals are a mix of Eduard, Hobby Boss and EagleCals. Spinner spirale and fuselage band are painted, EZ Line for the antenna wire.

This aircraft had belonged to JG 26 and was captured by the RAF at Flensburg – Weiche airfield on May 5, 1945. It is highly possible that this aircraft was flown by Major Franz Götz, CO of JG 26 (Ritterkreuz holder, 63 victories). Yellow '10' is said to be Götz ́s lucky number. The small Ace of Spades badge on both fuselage sides refers to his career in the role of III./JG 53 'Pik As' commanding officer. The small inscription on the lower part of the cowling is not accurately known – the most often mentioned likelihood is 'Kontrolliert', seen on other German aircraft. The R11 designation indicates installation of the PKS 12 autopilot, and the letter 'R' stands for Rüstsatz ('additional set' in German). The WFG factory camouflage scheme was darkened using RLM 82 and RLM 83 colours.

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8 responses

  1. Another great looking Dora, Reinhard.
    All the best!

  2. Beautiful paint work on that build. Those late war schemes so random and different. I have found it difficult to try and duplicate randomness. Its like you can't plan random, and when you are duplicating it you are planning. Wow, that makes no sense, but just trying to say great job on your paint work.

  3. Excellent tarnbemalung

  4. Well done. That’s one I’ve always wanted to attempt painting.

  5. Hello
    Nice rendition for a nice bird.
    I did it few years ago and the camo was a real pleasure to do 😉

    Well done Reini

  6. Thanks for your likes and comments!

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