JV44 FW190D9 Mini Diorama Part 2 of 2
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First off, thanks to Michael Turner, @michaelt , for kindly sending me the Red13 jv44 decals. This Revell (repackaged Eduard) kit does not include paint instructions or decals for the aircraft i needed to do and i could not find a 1/48 red 13 online so luckily Michael came to my aid!
Secondly, ugh, not a fan of the kit at all. Wing gaps, cowl gaps, ill fitting nose, plenty of cut and shutting and then filling etc to make it all work. The gun covers are supplied in kit as to be open so i suppose they were never meant to fit correctly in closed form anyway, so i’ll give Eduard that. Despite all of the extra work it builds up decently and looks like a D9, which is all i care about as i will now place it in the cabinet to try and thwart the dust demons.
The stripes required a complete repaint of the white owing to leakage using 1.5mm wide Aizu tape, the retape with Tamiya tape gave me far better edges with zero leak. The wheel legs located extremely averagely and required a jig of many assorted items so i could leave it upside down over night to set, standard modelling fare really for 190’s to get the angle right. I really need to look at some better tyres though in the future.
Paint is a mix of Tamiya and Vallejo with Vallejo chipping medium used on the wing leading edges, the canopy and wing gun cowls. A final light oil weathering and some Tamiya weathering compound for the exhaust soot. The little Citroen is also Tamiya and a fun little build that will get you two standard episodes of Drachinifels Drydock consumed.
Pretty happy with how these two dios look next to each other but i really do need to get some more Allied stuff going on!
Cheers all, look after yourselves, 2020 aint over yet!
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